WordPress Media Attachments Gotchas

1.      Link to attachment page for the media is the best option

2.      But sadly it doesn’t work in case of selecting multiple media items at a time.

Ok os some googling I found that doing this on .org site is easy,  but not in .com site (unless u want to do it individually for each image, which can be done at the time of upload).

But for me I do bulk uploads and in each post, have >1 images added and so I would hate to do it manually for each, at any point of time.

So then I found a Gallery option whereby I can create a slideshow etc.: http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/gallery/ 

Gallery Gotchas

Selecting multiple files in order, makes the selection inverted, so make sure u invert order using the Button Slideshow option is too small

Circles is good and gives a neat full screen carousel to browse

Thumbnail Grid is THE BEST as it opens the same full screen carousel

Mosaic opens the same full screen carousel but shows cluster in the post Body

Square Tiles is same

NOTE That for all these I had set link to a Attachments page, WHICH ACTUALLY DOES EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED IN THE FIRST PLACE, THAT IS LINK ALL MEDIA ITEMS TO THE ATTACHMENT PAGE AND NOT THE MEDIA FILE but changing it to “Link to Media Files” LINKED ALL THE ITEMS TO THE FULL SCREEN IMAGE THAT I DID NOT WANT…

ALSO NOTE THAT LEFT CLK. ON ANY ITEM IN THE POST OPENS IT IN THE CAROUSEL, SO TO SEE THIS DIFFERENCE, RIGHT CLK AND OPEN IN NEW TAB

 BOTTOMLINE:          

for >1 media items in a post, always create a Gallery with Settings: Link to Attachment and Type as Square

 https://discventionstech.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/become-a-chrome-inspector-power-user/#jp-carousel-1090

 PS: Another issue with the Media Lib is that when u open it from New Post page to add stuff to it, it does not show the titles of the items and so selection becomes a pain.

Instead upload the items at this stage only and not beforehand to avoid this issue.

 

 

–>

PicturePaste and issues with Copying images from Desktop to Browser

In writing posts I frequently capture screenshots etc. and

place those in the post

Now the issue with this is that I use Word to create the content
(as its mostly text) and then save the result as html and copy the source to
the wordpress editor, hence creating the post.

This is perfect for text but for images it doesn’t work as
word stores images out of the page (even in html format) and picture paste  is
no help as it doesn’t convert image to binary, but hosts it on an server and
when pasting to the browser, it brings it down from there.

What I need is to be able to convert image to byte array and
hence have it embedded in the page itself.

Now I searched for: convert jpg to binary to embed in web page software
windows free

And found: http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php,
dwnld. From: http://www.imagemagick.org/download/

Lets see how it performs

 

 

–>

WordPress Shortcuts

WordPress shortcuts – Google Search.

Keyboard shortcuts are enabled on a per-user setting, and can be turned on by visiting the Profile panel in Administration > Users > Your Profile. Check the Keyboard Shortcuts check box to enable keyboard shortcuts for comment moderation.

This option is for self hosted sites using WordPress

For free blogs at wordpress.com, here’s how u do it : http://torquemag.io/keyboard-shortcuts/

best: http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/

Notes:

  1. Blockquote: Alt + Sh + Q : http://webdesign.about.com/od/htmltags/f/blfaqblockquote.htm. IT can also be used for indentation
  2. Ctrl + 9 : Address : Italicize entire line
  3. Advanced Editor (Kitchen Sink): Alt+SHIFT+z
  4. Link: Alt+SHIFT+a
  5. Center: Alt+SHIFT+c
  6. Next Page link: Alt + Shift + P

Aah…actually when u highlight on the icons in the editor, it shows these shortcuts in the tooltips…so better look at that only

Another good one is Ctrl + Shift + V to paste as plain text in chrome.

Here are all:

Writing at Full Speed

Rather than reaching for your mouse to click on the toolbar, use these access keys. Windows and Linux use Ctrl + letter. Macintosh uses Command + letter.

Letter Action Letter Action
c Copy v Paste
a Select all x Cut
z Undo y Redo
b Bold i Italic
u Underline 1 Heading 1
2 Heading 2 3 Heading 3
4 Heading 4 5 Heading 5
6 Heading 6 9 Address

The following shortcuts use different access keys: Alt + Shift + letter.

Letter Action Letter Action
n Check Spelling l Align Left
j Justify Text c Align Center
d Strikethrough r Align Right
u  List a Insert link
o 1. List s Remove link
q Quote m Insert Image
w Distraction Free Writing mode t Insert More Tag
p Insert Page Break tag h Help

Editor width in Distraction Free Writing mode:

Alt + Wider Alt – Narrower
Alt 0 Default width

The problem here is that most shortcuts are already taken up by Chrome and so don’t work here…THIS IS HOW I GOT THESE TO WORK : http://www.legalproductivity.com/practice-management/keyboard-shortcuts-for-wordpress/

How to self host using wordpress.org

 

Here’s why you should use self hosting : http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/self-hosted-wordpress-org-vs-free-wordpress-com-infograph/?display=wide

But wordpress doesn’t provide direct hosting. Its just a software. For this it suggests : http://wordpress.org/hosting/

 

Once this is done, u’ll be able to use plugins:

  1. http://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/step-by-step-guide-to-install-a-wordpress-plugin-for-beginners/
  2. http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Quick_Start_Guide
  3. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/11/06/setting-up-a-self-hosted-wordpress-org-install/
  4. http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2007/02/11/how-to-install-configure-and-use-wordpress-plugins/

 

http://michaelhyatt.com/ez-wordpress-setup.html is a good VIDEO (also shows how to get discounted $3.99/month at  Bluehost: 4*70 = 280* 12 = 3360

For now i’ll stick with my free blog and use these features: http://en.wordpress.com/features/