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stimulates your readers’ minds, giving them something more than text to dig through, and a reason to come back. • Media breaks up the text, improves the ﬂow, and makes a long post seem much shorter and more enjoyable to read. • “Show don’t tell.” “A picture is worth 1,000 words.” etc
accomplished, conveyed, or transferred.” • In WordPress this includes any rich way of displaying information in your posts. • Text • Images • Audio • Video • Tweets • Calendars • Polls • Embeds Rich Media
MediaElement.js audio and video. • Consistent HTML5 *and* Flash fallback player. • Backﬁlls support for IE6-8 and adds extra media types for Firefox, Opera, & Safari. • Just pop in a link to your audio. • I recommend you embed!
content into your WordPress site. • Just paste a supported URL is on its own line. • For instance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsXm5RqBztE or https://twitter.com/beerbloggers/status/481572820095623168
your content with Twitter, Facebook, and a host of other services. • Adding to your Sharing Enabled Services is as simple as dragging the button from the Available Services area.You can conﬁgure services to appear as icons, text, or both. • Some services have an additional option letting you display ‘Ofﬁcial’ buttons that show the number of times the post has been shared in real time.
more of *your* posts they will be interested in. • Related content is automatically generated based on the content of the post and any tags or categories if they exist. (Must have at least 10 published posts for related content to appear.) • A post’s featured image will appear as the thumbnail.
goes ofﬂine — and when it returns. • WordPress.com servers will start checking your site every ﬁve minutes. If it looks like something’s gone awry, we’ll ﬁre off an email notiﬁcation. (This one has no image, so here’s a cool dog drinking a beer)
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