WordPress: A Platform Perfect for All
WordPress is one of the most widely used platforms for hosting websites, which is perfect for bloggers, business owners, and creatives alike! Such a powerful and user-friendly platform, right? But wait, there’s more! Do you want to upload a video to your WordPress website? You’re in the right place! You need to follow some steps to ensure the success of uploading a video. Let’s dive in.
Preparing Your Video
Hold on, before you begin any uploading processes, you need to make sure your video is “cheat sheet” ready to be uploaded correctly. This means making sure your video has the correct file format and size. Here’s what you need to keep in mind:
WordPress supports several video files, including:
But wait, there’s more! We recommend uploading your video in .mp4 format since it is the most widely accepted and plays on all modern devices – amazing, right?
The size of the video you are uploading matters! Large file sizes take longer to load, affecting your website’s loading speed. A “pro-tip” is to keep the file size of your video below 100MB.
Adding Your Video to the WordPress Media Library
“Wait up! Adding the video to what library?” Yup! Once your video is prepared and saved to your computer, it’s time to upload it to your WordPress website. Here are the steps to follow:
- Login to your WordPress website and from your dashboard, select “Media” located on the left-hand side of your screen.
- Click on “Add New” and select the video you want to upload from your computer.
- The upload process begins you can monitor on the progress bar at the top of the screen.
- Once uploaded, add relevant information about the video, such as tags or categories, and click “Insert into post”.
Adding The Video To Your Post Or Page
Adding a video to a post or page is simple. Here’s how to do it:
- When creating a post or page, click on the “Add Media” button above your editor.
- A popup window will appear, allowing you to select the video you want to add from your Media Library.
- Next, you need to choose how the video should be displayed: embedded directly or displayed as a link.
- Click the “Insert” button, and the video will be added to your post or page.
Optimizing Your Video for SEO
If you uploaded the video, it’s time to optimize it for SEO. By optimizing your video, you are making it easier for search engines to find and rank your video. Here are some tips:
- Optimize your video’s title and make sure it is relevant and includes your keyword(s) you want to rank for.
- Add a description and include the keyword(s) you want to rank for.
- Add relevant tags that describe your video to help people find it.
- Set a featured image to make your post more visually attractive and increase views.
- Add captions and transcripts since they will make your video more accessible and improve your SEO.
- Share your video on social media to increase engagement and drive more traffic to your site.
Uploading a video to your WordPress website is easy if you follow these steps. By preparing your video, adding it to the media library, adding it to your post, and optimizing it for SEO, you can make sure that your video is effective and impactful. Notably, adding multimedia content to your site can significantly improve your website’s overall user experience and increase engagement, making it worth investing some time and effort to get it done correctly.