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What Is Visual Editor In WordPress

You might be asking what is visual editor in WordPress? The WordPress visual editor is a rich text editor that is found in the WordPress post edit screen.

You will find two different editors in the post edit screen. WordPress visual editor and WordPress text editor. In this post, we go in-depth at what the visual editor is in WordPress.

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What is Visual Editor in WordPress?

WordPress visual editor mode is a lot like Microsoft Word. When you make edits to your post using the WordPress visual editor, it will look just like it does when you publish your post.

WordPress comes with TinyMCE, which is an open source HTML editor and is one of the most advanced WYSIWYG HTML editors.

TinyMCE mimics the behavior of popular publishing tools such as Microsoft Word and has a lot of features that are found in Microsoft Word like a toolbar making it easy to format your content.

Visual Editor makes writing posts and formatting them easy. It eliminates the need to write them in HTML. Since the visual editor is a visual text editor you can see the image right inside the editor like you would see on the published post page. The toolbar provided in visual editor has a lot of great features that make aligning your text, images, and buttons easy.

I provided an image of the toolbar below that showcases all of the formatting options I just mentioned including making the font bold and italic, aligning paragraphs, spell checking, and adding quotes.

You will see the “add media” button in the top left that allows you to add images to your post.

In the top right you will see where it says visual and text. This is the WordPress visual editor and WordPress text editor. You can easily toggle between the visual editor and text editor.

 

 

I do not recommend that you toggle between the visual editor and the text editor when you’re writing your post. It’s very common that when doing so, the formatting of your post gets messed up. Click here to learn more about what can happen if you switch between the WordPress visual and text editor mode while creating your post and what you can do to fix the problem if it happens.

One of the cool things about TinyMCE is that features can be added to it. This is helpful to WordPress plugin developers as they can add features they might want to visual editor’s toolbar.

Another cool thing about TinyMCE is themes can add their own styles to the visual editor so that they can use the same style rules as the live site.

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Final Thoughts

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How To Make A Post Private On WordPress

 

Looking to make your post private on WordPress? In this post, we go over step by step on how to make a post private on WordPress. Whether you want to make an existing post private or looking to create a new private post this article will be perfect for you.

The same steps apply if you want to make a page private on WordPress.

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Why Make a Post Private On WordPress?

There are a few common reasons for why you would want to make a post private on WordPress. One of the most popular reasons is you don’t want your post to be visible to the public at the beginning stages of making the post. If this is so, you find yourself wanting to edit the post and get it completed before you make it public for others.

Another common reason is being unhappy with an already published post. Lastly, you might want the post to only be visible to you or others of the site.

Provided below is a video tutorial going over how to make a post private on WordPress and below that is the step by step text tutorial with images.

Video Tutorial: How To Make A Post Private On WordPress

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How To Make A Post Private On WordPress

To make a post or a page private you need to open the post or page that you want to be made private. Head on over to your WordPress dashboard.

 

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Hover over ‘Posts’ if you want to make your posts private on WordPress.

 

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Hover over ‘Pages’ if you want to make your pages private.

 

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Select ‘All Posts’ if you want to make an existing post private. If you are looking to create a new private post you want to select ‘Add New’.

 

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To make an existing post private select the post that you want to make private. You will now be where you can make edits to your post. If you selected ‘Add New’ in the above step you were automatically taken to the post edit page.

 

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Towards the top right of the page, you will see ‘Visibility’ and see that it says ‘Public.’ Click the edit link.

 

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Select ‘Private’ and click ‘OK.’ Your post is now private and not public. Select the ‘Update’ button to save the changes.

 

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To change the post back to public, click the edit link next to ‘Visibility: Private.’

 

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Select ‘Public’ and click ‘OK.’ Select ‘Update’ to save the changes.

 

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That’s all there is to it! That’s how to make a post private on WordPress.

Check out a related post on how to add a post to WordPress.

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Final Thoughts

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How To Install Google Analytics In WordPress

 

Are you looking to install Google Analytics in WordPress? This post goes through the process step by step on how to install Google Analytics in WordPress making it easy even if you are a newbie or non-techie.

Google Analytics is important for your website because it allows you to know how your audience interacts with your site. One of the best ways to get to know your audience and the way they interact with your website is through your traffic stats. The best part is Google Analytics is free. In this post, we show you how to install Google Analytics in WordPress quick and easy.

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Why Google Analytics Is So Important For Bloggers

Before I go into detail on installing Google Analytics in your WordPress site, I want to go over why Google Analytics is so important for your blog. Once you start a blog, the #1 thing you need to do is get traffic to your site and build your subscriber base via an email list. The reason Google Analytics is so important is that it will help you make decisions based on data by getting the stats that matter most to your site. Google Analytics allows you to see data such as:

Who is visiting your website?

This part of analytics provides you with the geographical location of your audience, which browser users are using to visit your site, the screen resolution the user is using, JavaScript support, Flash support, the user’s language, and much more. If you are like me, you are probably thinking wow! All of this data is going to be so useful and can help me in a variety of ways. When the time comes to get a custom design for your site you can use all of the user data to make sure site is designed and developed to be in tune with your site audience.

A good example of this is if you notice that a majority of your users don’t have Flash support, then you want to avoid adding flash elements in your site. Another example is if you notice most of your users are using 1280 screen resolutions, then you definitely want to make sure your design is going to be compatible with that resolution or smaller.

What do users do when they are on your website?

Another important thing you can track in analytics is tracking where the user is going to your website, how long do they stay on your site, and what is the bounce rate (the percent of users exit your site on the first visit).

By taking this information, you will be able to decrease the bounce rate of your site and increase your site’s page views.

When are users visiting your website?

An excellent way to use this data is to take a look at the hours in the day that you are getting the most traffic to your site. By analyzing this data, you will be able to choose the best time to publish your post. If for some reason that time zone is not compatible with your time zone, then you can schedule your post so that your post gets published at that time.

How are users finding your website?

This is a highly important part of analytics that you want to pay high attention too. In this part of analytics, it’s going to show you where the user came from. For example, (Search Engines, Direct Links and Referral links from another site).

It is also going to show you what percent of your site visitors came from these sources. The cool thing about Google Analytics is that it is going to actually give you the breakdown of these categories. So if it is the search engine category, then it is going to show you which search engine brought you the most traffic to your site such as, Google, Bing, Yahoo, MSN, AOL, etc.

For the breakdown of referral sources, it is going to show you which sites you should and really need to work with most. For example, if your top referral source is Twitter, then you need to make exclusive Twitter content so that your Facebook audience feels special. Another example is if your top referral source is an external website, then I’d highly recommend having some sort of partnership with that particular website. For example, guest post exchanging or something else creative that you come up with.

How do users interact with your site’s content?

Another great feature of Google Analytics is that it shows you how your users interact with the content of your site. For example, it will show you what percent of users clicked on which link and much more. This makes it easy to see what links users are going too.

A good thing to do is to create content experiments in analytics and run split tests to see what works best to meet your goals for your site.

By creating content experiments and running split tests, you can easily see the user interactivity so that you can create your content around your users visiting your site. Through time and testing, you will be able to focus on the strategies that work for your site and get rid of the strategies that aren’t working.

By doing this, you get rid of the guessing and can focus on actual stats that matter.

How to Sign up with Google Analytics

Step 1: The first thing you want to do is create a Google Analytics account. You can easily do this by simply going to the Google Analytics Signup Page.

When you arrive at the signup page, you will see a page shown like the one below. If you happen to have a Google or Gmail account already then you will just use that account to sign-in. If you don’t have a Google or Gmail account, then you want to create an account for you to use.

 

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Step 2: Once you are signed in with your Gmail account, you will be taken to the page shown below. This page is where you are going to signup for Google Analytics with the Gmail account you just created or currently have had.

 

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Step 3: On the next page, you will have the choice choosing a website or mobile app. You are going to select the site. Next, you want to enter the account name. (This will be the Google Analytics profile name for your website). You also want to put in the website’s URL, industry category, and the correct time zone.

 

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Once you have the above information entered you want to click on the Get Tracking ID button. The Google Analytics terms and service will now be shown. You must agree to these terms and service to have Google Analytics. Just click on the I agree button.

Step 4: You will now go to a page that has your Google Analytics tracking code. Just copy the tracking code because you are going to need to enter this code on your WordPress site.

 

 

Make sure you don’t leave the analytics browser tab as you might need to revisit it, once you have the tracking code successfully installed on your WordPress site.

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How to Install Google Analytics in WordPress

There are a variety of ways you can easily set up Google Analytics in WordPress. We are going to go over three different ways to easily install Google Analytics in WordPress. The first method we go over is the easiest and the way that almost all beginners use. Use the method that is easiest for you.

1. Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights

If you search for Google Analytics plugins for WordPress, you will quickly realize that the plugin MonsterInsights is the most popular analytics plugin. The plugin has over 1 million downloads and is used by many Fortune 500 companies.

In our opinion, it’s one of the easiest ways to add Google Analytics to your WordPress site. MonsterInsights offers a free version and a Pro version. For most sites, the free version is more than enough. We will be using the free version for this tutorial.

You want to start off by installing and activating the MonsterInsights plugin. If you need some guidance, you can go to our post we did on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Once you install and activate the plugin, the MonsterInsights plugin will add a new menu item labeled ‘Insights’ to the WordPress admin menu. You want to go to visit Insights > Settings to configure the plugin settings.

 

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On this page, you want to click on ‘Authenticate with your Google account’ button to connect Google Analytics to your WordPress site.

 

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You will now see a popup where you are going to authenticate the plugin with your Google account you created or that you already had.

 

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You now want to click on ‘Next’ to continue. You now want to click on the ‘Click to get Google code’ button.

 

 

You will now see a popup with a message saying, ‘MonsterInsights would like access to your Google Analytics data.’ You want to click on the ‘Allow’ button.

 

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You will now see an authentication popup. It’s going to show you a line of code that you are going to copy.

 

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Once you copy the line of code you want to exit out of the little window with the code and enter this code in the MonsterInsights popup and click on ‘Next.’

 

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You are now at the last step. You want to select the profile you want to track. You will select your website and then click on the next button.

 

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You have successfully installed and setup Google Analytics on your WordPress site. Something to keep in mind is it will take some time at first for Google Analytics to start showing your stats. So don’t be worried if you notice it isn’t showing it right from the start.

The MonsterInsights plugin has some excellent features. One of the best features is it allows you to view your Google Analytics report right inside your WordPress dashboard. To do this, you just go to Insights > Reports to see an overview of your analytics data.

 

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Another great feature is if you go to Insights > Settings and click on the Tracking tab towards the top you can customize the tracking settings based on whatever your needs are.

 

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2. Insert Headers and Footers Plugin

By using this method, you won’t be able to view the Google Analytics data right in your WordPress dashboard, and you won’t be able to take advantage of the advanced tracking configuration included in the MonsterInsights plugin.

For this method, you want to start off by installing and activating the Insert Headers and Footers plugin. If you need some help check out our post on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Once the plugin is installed and activated you want to go to Settings > Insert Headers and Footers page.

 

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You want to now paste your Google Analytics code that you copied mentioned above in step 4 into the headers section. All you have to do now is hit the save changes button to save the settings.

 

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3. Install Google Analytics in WordPress Theme

This method is a little bit more advanced, and we would recommend it if you have a good amount of WordPress knowledge and are familiar with code. We do want to point out that this method can be a little unreliable just because if you switch themes or update your theme the code will disappear and you will have to input it again. We don’t recommend using this method. If you have never added code to your WordPress files, I recommend you check out our post on how to copy paste code snippets in WordPress.

Add code in header.php file

To start off, you want to go to the Appearance in the WordPress dashboard menu and then select Editor.

 

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You want to find the header.php file over on the right-hand side.

 

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Once you find it click on it and then you are going to paste the Google Analytics tracking code mentioned above in step 4 right after the tag. Now just click update file towards the bottom of the page to save your changes.

Add via Functions File

Another way you can add your Google Analytics tracking code to your site is to add the tracking code to the WordPress functions file. By doing this, it will automatically add the code to every page on your WordPress site. The code is going to be added to your theme’s functions.php file. To do this follow the tutorial below.

You want to start off by going to Appearance in the WordPress dashboard menu and then select Editor.

 

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Now find the functions.php file over on the right-hand side.

 

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At the top of the theme’s functions.php file you want to add the following code.

 


// Paste your Google Analytics code from Step 4 here

 

Once you add the code click update file to save your changes.

Viewing Reports on Google Analytics Website

Google Analytics will show you a ton of useful data that it collects from your stats. To view this data, you simply go to the Google Analytics dashboard and then click on the reporting tab over on the left-hand side. Each section that is labeled in the left column is divided into different tabs. By clicking on a tab in the left column, it will expand to show more options.

A helpful tab is the Audience tab. It shows reports that will help you understand your site’s users.

Acquisition reports show you where your site’s users came from.

Behavior reports show you what your site’s users do after they arrive on your site.

Conversion reports will show you how you are doing with your goals you set in Google Analytics.

Final Thoughts

We hope this article helped you and showed you how to install Google Analytics in WordPress.

Let us know in the comments below if this was helpful! We would love to hear from you.

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How To Change Your Password In WordPress

 

We recently wrote a post showing you how to reset your WordPress password using phpMyAdmin. For someone just starting out on WordPress or someone who is a non-techie, this might not be the easiest method as it is more advanced.

We wanted to put together another way that is much easier for you to recover a lost password in WordPress just in case you forget yours. In this post, we will go over how to change your password in WordPress.

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How to Change Your Password in WordPress

You want to start off by making sure you log into your WordPress website. To do this, you will type in your domain name, for example, http://examplesite.com/wp-admin. Once you have logged in you, want to go to Users > Your Profile.

 

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Next, you want to scroll down until you see Account Management that is located towards the bottom of the page. You want to click generate the password.

 

 

You might have a different version of WordPress which might change up the wording on this part but don’t worry. It’s the same process and in the same location regardless of the wording. Next, you want to make sure the password you go with is strong. A strong password is going to be something that is easy for you to remember but hard someone else to guess.

 

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Once you get the password that you want to use put in, you simply want to click on the Update Profile button towards the bottom of the page to save your new password. That’s all there is to it.

 

Final Thoughts

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How to Remove Visual Editor Mode in WordPress

 

WordPress has a great feature called Visual Editor that makes your post writing area look very similar to Microsoft Word. This feature offered by WordPress makes writing blog posts really easy.

One of the problems with the WordPress Visual Editor is it can mess up the formatting of your post. A typical example of this is let’s just say you are writing a post and you switch over to the HTML mode known as the WordPress Text Editor and then switch back to the WordPress Visual Editor. More than likely you will find that you have lost most of your formatting, and it will then cause errors on your website.

This is one of the many reasons why you would want to remove/disable or hide the visual editor in WordPress.

In this post, we are going to show you how to remove visual editor in WordPress.

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Why Remove Visual Editor In WordPress?

The WordPress visual editor is an easy way for beginners to write content in WordPress. It comes with a great user interface with useful options where you can choose colors and a format when writing your posts.

One of the cool things about WordPress Visual Editor is it can be set up to use the same fonts and colors as what you are using in your WordPress theme.

Many advanced users tend to prefer the plain text editor over the visual editor in WordPress. The text editor is very basic. It has basic formatting buttons and shows you the raw HTML otherwise known as plain text when you create your content.

One of the biggest complaints about the visual editor in WordPress is when you switch between visual and text mode, it will usually cause the formatting of your post to be off.

It’s even common that the visual editor in WordPress will add additional formatting that’s not needed.

As you can guess, this can be incredibly annoying and is why users want to remove, disable or hide the visual editor in WordPress.

Let’s dive into how to remove visual editor in WordPress.

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How to Remove Visual Editor in WordPress

I want to start off by showing you an image of the WordPress visual editor so you can see what it looks like before we remove the visual editor mode in WordPress.

 

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When you log in and start writing your new post, we want the HTML mode to load automatically instead of the visual mode. To do this, you want to start off by logging in to your WordPress admin panel.

You want to go to Users > Your Profile.

 

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You will then see something very similar to the image shown below:

 

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You want to select, “Disable the visual editor when writing posts” option.  Once you do this, you won’t have to deal with formatting errors that are caused by WordPress.

You might be worried that you will now have to enter things strictly in HTML, but that is not the case. You’re still going to see a bar that can help you edit posts, it just isn’t going to be as rich featured as the visual editor.

The screenshot below shows you what it will look like once you remove the visual editor in WordPress. Keep in mind that it might look slightly different on yours as this area can change little by little over time, but it’ll be real close to this. We recommend using this mode without the visual editor if you have a basic understanding of HTML.

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Final Thoughts

We hope this article helped you and showed you how to remove visual editor in WordPress.

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How to Reset a WordPress Password from phpMyAdmin

 

The importance of knowing how to reset a WordPress password from phpMyAdmin is one of the most important things you need to know when starting your WordPress site. If your site happens to get hacked, or something else, you will no longer be able to login to your admin panel using your login information, and you will not be able to reset the password via email if your credentials have been compromised. In this post, we are going to show you how to reset a WordPress password from phpMyAdmin.

Every single site that is created using WordPress uses a MySQL Database. It can be accessed via your phpMyAdmin even if you aren’t using cPanel hosting. The below steps will easily guide you so you can reset your WordPress password.

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How To Reset A WordPress Password From PHPMYADMIN

Step 1 – You want to Identify the Name of your Database

It’s so important to always know the name of your WordPress Database. Create a text document or write it down so you always have it in case something happens and you need to reset your WordPress password. You might find your self-running multiple installations within the same database. If this is the case to need to know where to look when resetting the password for your WordPress site. One of the best places to look is going to be your wp-config.php file which you can find in your root WordPress Directory. In this root WordPress Directory, you will locate the name of your database.

Step 2 – Locating Database and Editing the Fields

You want login into your cPanel or another admin panel, you will need to access your MySQL database, and then you want to browse it using phpMyAdmin.

 

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Once you are in phpMyAdmin, you will need to select the correct database on the left-hand side. Look for the name that you found in your wp-config.php and click on that. You will now see a list of tables with a prefix wp_ for the majority of the list.

 

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If you happened to change your prefix during your WordPress installation, then you want to look for the specific prefix that you had changed it too. An example is “wp359_”.

You want to look for the table wp_users.

 

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Once you find it click on it and then you want to click on Browse Tab.

 

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You now want to click on the Pencil (Edit) Icon so you can reset your WordPress Password.

 

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You’re going to see a field that looks like this:

 

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You now want to edit the user_pass field value. You are going to notice there is a lot of random characters showing in the password field. The reason for this is due to security reasons, WordPress stores the passwords as MD5 Hash rather than Plain text. Because of this, you won’t be able to enter plain text as the password. You are going to have to use one of the MD5 generators online to generate your WordPress password.

We recommended you using this tool when doing this: JavaScript MD5

Using this tool you want to type in your password and generate the MD5 results. Once it is done you want to Copy and paste the code received from the converter into your phpMyAdmin field and click Go to save changes.

You have now changed your WordPress Password from phpMyAdmin.

Final Thoughts

We hope this article helped you and showed you how to reset a WordPress password from phpMyAdmin.

Let us know in the comments below if this was helpful! We would love to hear from you.

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Here’s Why You Should Never Upload a Video to WordPress

 

Let’s face it, images, audio, and video make the web have a wealth of experience. And I’m all for adding videos to your website. Not only does adding videos to your website or blog increase the value to your content, but it can also increase the chances that your audiences would react very well to it. And adding video to your site definitely has some SEO benefits as well.

But I will save that for another post regarding SEO and videos. Now you have probably noticed that most people that are using WordPress are using a third-party video sharing service like YouTube or Vimeo to upload their videos too. Now, the question is, can you upload videos on your WordPress site? The answer is yes, but I don’t recommend that you do it. In this post, I am going to tell you why you should never upload a video to WordPress.

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Why You Should Never Upload A Video To WordPress

Upload vs. Embed (What’s the difference?)

Before I go into why you should never upload or host videos directly in WordPress, I want to make sure you understand that there is a difference between upload vs. embed.

I want to go over with you what Uploading or Hosting a video means. Uploading or Hosting a video means that you are going to upload videos on your website or blog like you would upload images on your WordPress site. And I highly recommend that you do not upload your videos this way.

Now, I want to go over embedding a video and what it means. Embedding a video means that you are going to upload your video via a third party site like YouTube or Vimeo. Once you get your video uploaded to a third party site of your choosing you can then easily embed the video in your blog posts. This is what I highly recommend you do. Now, I understand that there are going to be some scenarios where you might need to upload a video directly into WordPress but try to avoid it as much as you can.

Easy Sharing

Embedding your video in WordPress is a lot easier than you might think. What I love about this is not only is it easy but you can share your video uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo or any other video sharing sites just by pasting the URL directly into your blog posts. I must say, it is way easier to manage a channel on YouTube or Vimeo than it is via WordPress to create a video section that is completely separate from your images and any other uploads you have on your site. You can easily take your video that you upload to YouTube and share it with your social media accounts allowing you to reach a way bigger audience than just uploading your video to your WordPress site. Another advantage of uploading your video to a third party video site is that you’re going to be making it so much easier for your viewers to share your video. And we all know getting more exposure, and video shares are important.

Bandwidth

I want to go over bandwidth now. This is another reason that I do not recommend that you upload your video directly to WordPress. When you upload videos to your website or blog, it’s going to cost you bandwidth. The higher quality the video, the more bandwidth it’s going to take. Even worse, if you allow your users to embed the video on their own websites, that bandwidth now is going to get multiplied every time your video is embedded anywhere else. Not good right? Another bad thing about uploading your videos in WordPress is that more than likely your probably going to have to add more plugins to manage and show your videos to your visitors. The extra plugins that you install are going to increase your server load time which slows down your site. And let’s face it. Nobody likes a slow site. And here’s a really good reason to not upload your video in WordPress. If you are on shared web hosting, then more than likely your hosting provider is going to suspend your website and take it down temporarily. Yikes! This could cost you sales and lost revenue. Are you convinced yet?

Visibility and Traffic

Now I want to go over visibility and traffic. According to Alexa rankings, YouTube as of right now is the world’s second most used search engine and the third most visited website. Because of this many website owners upload their videos to YouTube. It’s more exposure. And why doesn’t want more exposure? If you upload your video to YouTube, you are going to get a lot more views than uploading it straight to your WordPress site. Another cool thing about YouTube or other third party sharing websites is that the social networking features can very well make your video go viral and gain popularity. And who doesn’t want their video to go viral?

Video Quality Optimization

Lastly, I want to go over video quality optimization. One of the many advantages of uploading your videos to third-party video sites like YouTube or Vimeo is that they process videos for a better web experience. They give your viewers options like watching the video in HD or on lower resolutions. Another good thing about these third-party video sites is that they will automatically try to detect the user’s internet connection and the device they are on so that they can play the video in the best quality for that viewer. If you upload your video directly to WordPress, you are missing out on all of the optimization opportunities and your video will display just as it is when you uploaded it. This is costing you more bandwidth and damaging your user experience.

Final Thoughts

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The WordPress Dictionary

A Glossary Of WordPress Terms

In this post, I’m going to be going over the basic terms that you need to know to build your website or blog on WordPress. I call this post, the WordPress dictionary. WordPress is great because it’s easy to use, even for the non-techy. Another great thing about WordPress is you don’t have to know any code to edit your own website or blog.

You do have to know how to use WordPress, and a big part of that is knowing the lingo to make things easier. WordPress has its own set of vocabulary words, and I highly recommend you learn these before you start trying to build your WordPress site.

This post the WordPress dictionary is a great starting point before you jump into WordPress tutorials. WordPress can be tricky to use at first if you don’t know how to use it.

Keep in mind these are the basics. I’ll be writing a post on more advanced glossary terms shortly.

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Adding a new blog post in WordPress is usually one of the first things that users learn when they first start a WordPress blog or site. In this post, we cover three different ways on how to add a new blog post in WordPress step by step.

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