Getting very frustrated over the last 12 months with not being able to embed a lot of media in my wordpress blog, I have hadto add links to the sites where my media is housed eg youtube, slideshare, teachertube etc. My posts have simply used images and text.
Challenge #6 of the Kick Start your Blog Teacher Challenge looks at embedding media in blogs. This left a feeling of frustration and inadequacy knowing that this was one that I would dip out of! However, as I added a gallery of images for the recent Chinese New Year concert at Surfers Paradise to a post, I noticed the option of choosing slideshow. As usual, being reluctant to try new things fearing that I would muck everything up, I took courage from other bloggers who had gone ‘outside their comfort zones’ during this challenge and decided to have a go. To my delight, I have a slideshow of the evening.
Another blogger was frustrated that she could not embed her powerpoint presentation in her wordpress blog. Determined to help, I googled for advice on how to embed slideshare in wordpress. To my delight one of the options came from slideshare themselves. It was then I noticed the option for wordpress on the lefthand side.
Here is what you do. Register for slideshare account>upload your presentation>look for the wordpress symbol on the LHS, click on it. (If you use blogger, there is an icon for blogger).
Copy the code and paste that code in the html tab of the wordpress window when writing a post. See the circled code in the image below from slideshare.
or click on customize and grab the short wordpress code. See image below:
Below is a sample slideshare of a presentation that I made at the VCTA conference 2010, embedded in this blog.