How To

WordPress Basics
Learn WordPress.com – The official guide from registering your blog to going mobile.
Getting Started with WordPress
Themes
Adding a Custom Header Image to Theme
Add a Blogroll Link
Widgets and Sidebars
Writing and Editing
How to Post
How to Create a Page
Post Vs. Page
Uploading Documents
How to Add Images
Creating a Slideshow
Posting Audio
Posting Video
Adding Twitter to Your Blog

Sources for Free and Legal Photos
Openphoto
Flickr Creative Commons
Creative Commons Search

Images and Photos
How to optimize a photo so it loads faster
How to post an image
How to post multiple photos into a gallery
How to wrap text around an image
Adding Photography to Your Reporting
How to Resize and Save Photos for the Web Using Photoshop (video)
How to create a slide show on WordPress.com

Basic Audio
Basic Audio for Journalists
Step-by-Step Audio: From Digital Recorder, Editing in GarageBand, Posting on WordPress.com

Converting Audio Files
How to Convert Audio Files Using Switch

Audio Editing
Garage Band (Mac Only)
Garage Band Basics for Journalists Tutorial (8:50)

Audacity (PC and Mac)
Watch video overview Audacity Basics for Journalists (11:24)
Setting up preferences in Audacity (pdf) – these preferences must be set BEFORE you open your first audio file in Audacity
Superfast Guide to Audio Editing (pdf) – includes instructions for installing Audacity on your home computer. (Mindy McAdams)
Editing Audio with Audacity (Part 2) (pdf) – more detailed instructions (Mindy McAdams)
How to Use Audacity (Knight Digital Media Center)

Posting Audio to WordPress.com
How to Post an Audio File on a WordPress.com Using SoundCloud

Audio Slide Show
How to use Slideshare.net to create an audio slide show
Overview of Soundslides (video)
Step-by-step instructions for Soundslides and how to get it on your WordPress blog (.pdf)

Basic Video
Video 101 Shooting Basics, Vimeo.com [VIDEO]
Video 101: Editing Basics, Vimeo.com [VIDEO]
Video Techniques, Knight Digital Media Center [WEB TUTORIAL]
Video: The Five Shot Rule, BBC Training Video [VIDEO]

Video Editing
Windows Movie Maker Tutorial, Mindy McAdams [WEB TUTORIAL]
iMovie for Journalists, Knight Digital Media Center [WEB TUTORIAL]
iMovie 08 Tutorials, Apple.com [VIDEOS]
iMovie 09 Tutorials, Apple.com [VIDEOS]
iMovie 09 Tutorial, Mindy McAdams [WEB TUTORIAL]
iMovie 11 Tutorials, Apple.com [VIDEOS]
Final Cut Pro, Knight Digital Media Center [WEB TUTORIAL]
Adobe Premiere, Knight Digital Media Center [WEB TUTORIAL]
Video to the Web, Knight Digital Media Center [WEB TUTORIAL]

Posting Video to WordPress.com
How to upload a video to YouTube
How to embed a YouTube video on WordPress.com
How to embed a Vimeo video on WordPress.com

Google Maps
Google Maps
3 minute intro to GoogleMyMaps (video)
How do I embed a Google Map on WordPress.com? (see Exercise 11)
11 Google Map exercises

Dipity Timeline
Dipity.com
How To Create a Timeline with Dipity.com

Basic HTML and CSS
Basic HTML Code Cheat Sheet
Beginner HTML Tutorial (HTML Dog)
Beginner CSS Tutorial (HTML Dog)

Storify
How to use Storify tutorial by Andrew Knight

One Response to How To

  1. Myles says:

    This is excellent. Great explanations and I have a map in my travel blog and it only took me an hour. Thanks

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