How to Upload Videos to YouTube

More and more websites are including video on them.  We often get questions on how to  publish a video on your website.  Web Services’ recommended solution is to upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo and use their embedded browser.

Here’s why:

  1. They’ve built a business on it.  Their servers are set up to stream video.
  2. They have the bandwidth.  Instead of using CU*Answers’ hosting bandwidth, use theirs and send it directly to your visitor.
  3. They’ve already done all the hardwork to make an embeddable video player.
  4. It’s easy.

Lifehacker has put together a simple set of instruction on how to upload a video to YouTube.  Once it’s up on YouTube you can then embed it on your website.  If you are using WordPress with SiteControl, there is even a simple code you can use.

WordPress TV – Adding a Page

A brief video tutorial on adding or editing a page on your SiteControl-based website. See more helpful videos in the SiteControl Help category or visit wordpress.tv.

WordPress TV – Writing and Publishing a Post

The basics: writing and publishing a post in WordPress. See more helpful videos in the SiteControl Help category or visit wordpress.tv.

WordPress TV – Using Text Widgets

WordPress tutorial on Text Widgets!

WordPress TV

Did you know there’s a great site that features detailed video tutorials of just about everything you’d ever want to do with SiteControl (WordPress)?

wordpress.tv is full of useful videos that will guide you step by step through various feats of strength such as utilizing plugins, adding text widgets to your sidebar, turning a page into a link in the main menu, reordering your menu, and so much more!

Periodically we’ll be posting new videos from WordPress.tv right here on the WESCONet Web Services site. Found a video you’d like featured here? Let us know by commenting!

The Post Excerpt

Often, in the course of designing web sites, we encourage clients to take advantage of the built in post features of SiteControl (WordPress) to create a “fresh” home page with recent news, stories, promos, etc. However, many times we find ourselves with more information in a post than we’d like to display in the “teaser” on the homepage. Behold, the “excerpt” feature. This guide will tell you everything you’d ever want to know about the “excerpt” feature; what it is, how to use it, why its useful, etc.