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Question on Embedding

Yesterday I received a question from someone about how to embed a YouTube video (and other things) into a MiraCosta College WordPress blog post. I responded to this individual and my instructions helped, so I thought I would also post the instructions here for all of you. To help illustrate what I did, I will insert an image of the HTML code. I captured the HTML embed code from the YouTube video and then inserted it into the post while in the “Text” mode for “Add Post.” Here is what the code looked like:

Screenshot of WordPress post html code including embed code for a YouTube video.

My hope is that seeing the embed code here is helpful. This is the text version of the code in the above image:

…videos impact students.  <br><br><iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/DqUW02hUAoM” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe><br>CDWebTeach…

Setting up a Blog – Categories

Categories can be a great way to help organize your blog posts so that others can find your posts quickly.  I worked on this over the summer at my MiraCosta College WordPress blog.  After categorizing posts, add the “Categories” widget to your menu so others can browse your posts.

Here is a short, closed-captioned tutorial about how I do this:


Reference: CDWebTeach (2012, September 5). Categories in WordPress [Video file]. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/Ox33CabnK8c

A quick feed tutorial: tags


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The syllabus suggests that if you already have a blog, “you can tag class-related posts ‘potcert‘ and add the feed for that tag instead.”

If you’re like me, you thought something along the lines of “hmmm. . . . now where do I find the feed for a tag?” It’s not readily apparent from within WordPress, even when you’re looking at just the tag you want to feed.

I popped over to the feed documentation at the WordPress Codex, but I’ll save you the trouble and give you the shortcut right away: the feed for any particular tag takes the form of

http://example.com/tag/tagname/feed

So for my blog,the feed for the potcert tag looks like this:

http://pedagogy.learningbusiness.net/tag/potcert/feed

For your own blog, just substitute your own URL for “pedagogy.learningbusiness.net,” and Bob’s your uncle.