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Publishing Media in Wordpress

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A no non-sense approach to publishing efficient multimedia content on a regular basis.

Tips on how to prepare text, audio, video, pictures and even site/blog structure using Open source and free software, as well as integrating your new multimedia content into your wordpress blog with plugins.

After this talk you should be on your way to turning your Wordpress site into a multimedia powerhouse.

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Publishing Media in Wordpress

  1. 1. Publishing media in Wordpress Wordcamp Montreal 2010 Geoff Belanger - Ensemble Web geoffroy@ensembleweb.com http://www.slideshare.net/GeoffBelanger/publishing-media-in-wordpress
  2. 2. How I ended up here Geek Artist
  3. 3. What’s in it for you This presentation will give you: • Simple guidelines on how to prepare each type of media for use in Wordpress • A high-level overview of what can be done with each type of media in Wordpress • Many links to software, plugins and other goodies Let’s turn Wordpress into a multimedia powerhouse!
  4. 4. What we’ll see together • Searching for media: Audio, Pictures & Video • Audio - Capture, Edit & Render - Software - Audio in Wordpress • Images - Capture, Edit & Render - Software - Images in Wordpress • Video - Capture, Edit & Render - Software - Video in Wordpress • Text: Brainstorming & Plugins
  5. 5. Searching for media • Creative Commons • Royalty free • Asking for permission
  6. 6. Searching for audio • Creative Commons Directories • Jamendo • Audio Jungle
  7. 7. Searching for images • Creative Commons directories • Fotolia • Flickr • Google Images
  8. 8. Searching for videos • You Tube • Vimeo • Daily Motion • Creative Commons directories
  9. 9. Capturing Audio • Mobile phone / Recorder • Laptop & Desktop - Built-in vs soundcard - Webcam - Microphone • CD • Goals: - Best audio quality - Hot signal - Mimize background noise
  10. 10. Audio Software • Audacity • Garage Band (Mac) • Music Creator (Pc) • Free Audio Software • Bundles
  11. 11. Editing Audio • Target: - Self-Hosted Audio? - iTunes? Cloud Audio? • Cutting, Fade-in & Fade-out • Volume, Gain and Compression • Goals: - Minimize Variations of Dynamics - Smooth Transitions - Good sound level - Respect zero crossing-points - Keep a backup copy, always
  12. 12. Rendering Audio • File format: - Mp3 - Avoid unpopular formats (wma, rm) • Resolution - Target devices ? 128 kb/s music, 64 kb/s speech • File size: as small as possible
  13. 13. Audio in Wordpress • Flash players, except: Audiobar & Flower • Cloud audio: Soundcloud • Continuous play: Streampad • Background audio: Singsong • Podcasting: Built-in, Odiogo & Powerpress Podcasting • Download: WPAudio MP3 player • Playlist: n3rdskwat MP3 player • Sidebar: Simplemusic
  14. 14. Capturing Images • Camera • Scanner • Mobile phone • Screen capture • Goals: - Get high resolution images - Best lighting possible
  15. 15. Image related Software • Gimp • Jing • Free Graphics Software • Bundles
  16. 16. Editing Images • Target: - Gallery? Thumbnail? - Sidebar? In article? Flickr? • Layers & Assembling • Cropping & Image size • Goals: - Do the work outside WP - Keep a backup copy, always
  17. 17. Rendering Images • File format: - jpeg • Resolution: - Target devices? Screen = 1024px x768px Image quality = 72 dpi • File size: - max ≈ 200Kb
  18. 18. Images in Wordpress • WP built-in image management • WP image plugins: NextGen Gallery • Cloud pictures: Flickr
  19. 19. Capturing Video • Mobile phone • Ipod nano • Webcam • Video & Photo Camera • Screen capture • Goals: - Highest possible resolution - Best lighting - Audio signal quality
  20. 20. Video related Software • iMovie (Mac) • Movie Maker & Vegas (Pc) • Free Video Software • Jing • Cloud editing • Bundles
  21. 21. Editing Video • Target: - Self-Hosting? YouTube? - Facebook? • Cropping & Splitting: Mac & PC • Transitions • Titles: Mac & PC • Video size • Check Audio
  22. 22. Rendering Video • File format: - .mp4 or .avi - Avoid unpopular formats (wmv, rm) • Resolution: - Target devices? • File size: - Check your target
  23. 23. Video in Wordpress • Main content vs plugins • Embedding - Built-in, Smart YouTube, Viper Quick Tags • Sidebar: - Daiko’s video widget • Playlist: - Wordtube & YouTube SimpleGallery
  24. 24. Text in Wordpress • Getting ready to write in WP: - Freemind • Advanced text layout: - TinyMCE Advanced • Tweaking it: CSS & Firebug • Non-standard Web fonts in Javascript: Cufon • Creative Commons directories
  25. 25. Thank You! Questions? geoffroy@ensembleweb.com http://www.ensembleweb.com http://www.slideshare.net/GeoffBelanger/publishing-media-in-wordpress

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