Welcome to DS-106! Get used to a lot of tutorials and how-tos, because this class is all about learning different media processes. This how to is going to describe how to embed videos and audio onto your WordPress blog.
The easiest way to embed something into your post is to insert a link. For this you need to first select your video, then copy the URL.
Then choose a word and highlight it.
Then go onto the tool bar and select “Insert/edit link”.
The last step is to simply paste the link into the URL and your link will be accessible! Although this is a super simple process, it is not the process that your professor is likely to be looking for you to use to embed your main assignment. This can be used to link any outside help you might have used to complete your assignment.
The second way to embed a video is to get the embed code from YouTube. Right clip on the YouTube clip and select “get embed code”. Copy the link that appears.
Then click on the “Add Media” button under the Permalink. Go down to the “Insert from URL” option and paste the link there.
Tada! Your video is not available on your post!
To embed audio from SoundCloud.com, the process is a little different. The first thing to do is select the song or audio clip that you would like to embed and then hit the “Share” button.
After choosing “Embed” at the top, check the box next to “WordPress Code” and copy the link.
Paste the code onto your post and it will appear on your blog!
If that does not work, you might need to enable SoundCloud embedding onto your blog. To do so, select “Plugins” from the left side tool bar and select “Add New”.
Then search for “SoundCloud Shortcut”. The very first option is what you need! Click on “Install Now” (the picture says installed because I have already completed the process). Once it is done installing Activate it, then follow the process above!
I hope that this tutorial has helped!