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WordPress Tips

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I have uncovered many invaluable editing tips throughout this blogging journey and thought, as a teacher in training, I would save them for future resources as well as share them for my peers and any other bloggers that may pass by my blog, my twitter or pinterest. Please also feel free to add any other tips you may have by commenting below. —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Hanging indentation

Hanging Indent means indenting all lines of a paragraph except the first; the standard layout for APA referencing. Copy and paste the code with your added text into the text box of your WordPress post. <div style=”margin-left:34px;text-indent:-34px;”> ADD YOUR TEXT HERE </div> To adjust the amount of indentation, replace both instances of the number with a smaller or larger one.   —————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Google+

Initially I had discovered I could embed a Google+ document so had had created my APA reference lists with hanging text ready to embed. Press FILE Press PUBLISH TO WEB Get Embed code COPY and PASTE embed code into WordPress text editor box. Click UPDATE View Post and the document will be embedded. This looks good as long as the document size matches the blog template page or else you have to scroll the Google+ document to see contents. Do understnd what I mean, check out my Lesson Plan which was embedded on a Google+ speadsheet. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Embed Prezi into WordPress

Embed your Prezi presentation by using this website to obtain the shortcode. Enter your Prezi URL into the text box, press get your WordPress shortcode and copy and past the new shortcode into your text box. http://wordprezi.appspot.com/  Just ensure you get the code for wordpress.com not wordpress.org Screen Shot 2014-05-21 at 9.16.33 pm           ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Embed Pinterest and Twitter

You can embed Pinterest and Twitter by adding the URL into the text box rather than the visual post editor. Once you update and view the code will become the embedded image/link.     ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Tip: if you are ever unable to embed.

If you are unable to embed items into WordPress than I suggest taking a screen shot and adding the URL link to the image.   ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

 TedTalks & Youtube

This is obvious to most however I thought I would share as the questioned was asked many times during the unit. TedTalks & Youtube videos embed automatically if you go to add media. __________________________________________________________________________ For more tips I found http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ an excellent resource. Again, please feel free to contact me to advise more tips. I am waiting to uncover a way to embed my Sploder and Scratch games. Anyone?

 

See YouTube clip below that summarises just what learning with computers can do for you – Its true, I now have super powers!

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