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How To Use The WordPress Mobile App – Media

How To Use The WordPress Mobile App – Media

This tutorial is part of a series on how to post content to your WordPress site using your mobile device and the WordPress Mobile App.

This series includes the following tutorials:

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add photos and videos to your WordPress site using the WordPress App for mobile devices.

You should have already set up your WordPress App. If you haven’t set it up yet, see this tutorial.

Notes:

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The WordPress Mobile App – Media

Tap on your WordPress app icon to log into your account.

Select the WordPress App to launch the application on your mobile device.

The WordPress App gives you access to the following Media-related functions:

Quick Photo

To insert a photo into a post tap on the Quick Photo menu.

Select Quick Photo from the menu.

This will immediately launch the camera application on your mobile device.

Take a photo with the camera and click Save to keep the image, or Discard to try again.

Discard or save your photo.

The application creates a new WordPress post and inserts your photo. Add some content, edit your settings and you are ready to publish your post.

Edit your content.

After adding an image to your post, you can adjust the image settings by tapping on the image. This brings up the Image Settings screen.

Configure your image settings.

The Image Settings screen allows you to edit the following settings on your image:

After adjusting your settings, click on OK to save your new settings, or Cancel to exit the Image Settings screen without saving your settings.

Quick Video

To insert a video into a new post tap on the Quick Video menu.

Select Quick Video to record a video.

This will immediately launch the video camera application on your mobile device.

Record a video and click Save to keep it, or Discard to try again.

Discard or save your video.

The application creates a new WordPress post and inserts your video. Add some content, edit your settings and you are ready to publish your post.

Add content to your video post.

Note: If your video uploads to your site … great!

In some instances, however, you may find that posting a video using the WordPress App results in errors and your video not displaying on your post.

In the screenshot below, for example, after adding a new video to a post and publishing it, the video screen size was too large.

Ooops…the video screen size is too large for this post!

And no video displayed …

No video found.

On another occasion, nothing even showed up on the screen.

Where’s the video?

There are many reasons why you may be experiencing problems with your videos when you use the WordPress App. It is beyond the scope of this tutorial to help you troubleshoot issues with videos.

Here are some suggestions:

Congratulations! Now you know how to use the WordPress Mobile App for adding media to your WordPress site via a mobile device.

Next Step:

Now that you know how to use the ‘Media’ section of the WordPress Mobile App, the next step is to learn how to use the ‘Comments’ section of the App.

See this tutorial: How To Use The WordPress Mobile App – Comments

See Also…

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