WordPress Blogging Tutorial 9 – Finishing Touches

We have had eight WordPress tutorials and I think those tutorials are enough to keep your blog rolling.  In this post I am going to give you hints on the things that you should do before making a lot of posts. Here are the finishing touches you should before you get going:

1.) Set up your General Settings. The General Settings (Figure 1) enables you to change the name of your blog, your tagline, your email address, and other information.

Figure 1

2.) Set up your Widgets. We have already discussed how to work with widgets.  Of course no one is limiting you how many widgets to place in your blog (see the right part of my window to see my widgets), but you must prioritize the important ones. The widgets that the most important are the Calender,   Recent Posts,  Links, and Blog Subscriptions, Top Posts/Top Rated» Read more

WordPress Blogging Tutorial 5 – Embedding Videos and More

In tutorial 2, we have discussed how to insert image in you WordPress blog, and in tutorial 4, we have discussed how to link texts to other files on the internet.  In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to embed videos in our WordPress blog.

In inserting a video, we are going to use Khan Academy’s video on Introduction to Logarithm in Youtube. To insert the video to your document, do the following:


  1. In your New Post/Edit Post window, click the Add Video button from the toolbar to display the Add Video dialog box.
  2. In the Add Video dialog box, select the From URL tab.
  3. Copy the Youtube URL (web address) of the video that you want to insert and paste it in the URL text box of the Add Video dialog box.
  4. Click the Insert to Post button to insert the video.
If we are too lazy to do the steps, just type after pasting, and you are done.

Notice that in the Add Video dialog box, there are also instructions on how to insert videos from Google and DailyMotion. The output of our tutorial is like the embedded video shown below. » Read more