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How to Upload a PDF File to Your WordPress Blog

How to Upload a PDF File to Your WordPress Blog

by DON CAMPBELL · 4 COMMENTS

Have you ever wanted to make a PDF file available for download on your WordPress blog or website?

For example, maybe you want to make your patient pre-visit form available on your website so new patients can print it off at him and fill it in before coming to the office.

This video shows you how to use the “Add Media” button in the WordPress editor to upload an Adobe PDF file and link to it from a WordPress Page or WordPress Post.

You could also do this for a Word document, Powerpoint presentation, or any other type of file you want to make available on your blog.

via How to Upload a PDF File to Your WordPress Blog.

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Creating a Web site with a WordPress blog, HTML, Learning WordPress, Web page

Create a Website with WordPress Class

Come learn the basic principles of creating a website with WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Both are popular, free applications that people use to build professional websites and blogs. No special software is necessary and WordPress can run on Windows and Mac computers. We’ll be using WordPress.com on PCs in class; but feel free to bring your own laptop if you’d like to use it.

WordPress is user-friendly; provides good search engine optimization; and has lots of free online support. In addition, it’s easy to update your content online and set up your site with a professional theme. Come see why there are over 56 million WordPress sites in the world today!

In this class, you’ll…

Come with an idea of how you would like your website to look, the content you would like to include, and any Web-ready photos that have been re-sized for web pages.

You’ll need to be able to access your email account online in class to set up a WordPress.com account.

When: Friday, July 18 OR September 19 OR November 14, 2014
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Tuition: $80.00
Materials Cost: $10.00

Create a Website with WordPress

Instructor: Kathy Van Pelt

MiraCosta College
Location: MiraCosta College-San Elijo Campus

San Elijo campus, Room 112

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Enroll in Create a Website with WordPress at MiraCosta College

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2EducateYou Introduces New Online Course: Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

2EducateYou has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses. 2EducateYou has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-led courses and is pleased to announce the launch of Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

Participants in this course will learn how to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 to create exciting slide presentations that include text, objects, SmartArt, multimedia, animation, sound, charts, clip art, and hyperlinks. With the help of hands-on activities and step-by-step instructions, even beginners will quickly be creating everything from professional-quality business presentations to PowerPoint photo albums.

This course is part of 2EducateYou’s growing catalog of more than 300 instructor-facilitated online courses. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

To learn more, visit the course website: Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

Kathy Van Pelt
2EducateYou.com

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Creating a Web site with a WordPress blog, Learning WordPress, Web page

Create a Website-in-a-Day Class

In this one-day, hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the basic principles for creating a Web site. Students will learn how to:

  • Create HTML code
  • Use an HTML editor to create HTML code
  • Use an HTML template to create web pages
  • Choose a host and domain name
  • Create a Web site with a homepage
  • Create links
  • Create and insert Web-formatted photos
  • Upload to a Web server
  • The difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org

Come with an idea of how you would like your Website to look, the content you would like to include, and any Web-ready photos that have been re-sized for Web pages.

Students may bring a USB drive.

Friday, September 23, 2011, 9:00 am – 3:30 p.m. or Friday, December 2, 2011, 9:00 am – 3:30 p.m.
Tuition: $80.00

Materials Cost: $10.00

Register: Online/ or by phone: 760-795-6820

MiraCosta College-San Elijo Campus
3333 Manchester Avenue
Cardiff, CA 92007

Directions: Take I-5 to Manchester Ave. exit. Go east on Manchester Ave. A free parking pass for your class or workshop can be obtained at the front desk of the Administration Building on campus.

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Creating a Web site with a WordPress blog, Network Solutions, Web page

Web Host Options

Looking for a Web host?

You have a few options. For a Web site and WordPress.org blog combo,  I suggest Network Solutions. If you want just a WordPress.org blog, they can host it without the Web site. In this case the blog will be your Web site, and you’ll pay less money for this option.

If you want a free blog, try WordPress.com or Blogger.com. You don’t need a web host for WordPress.com or Blogger (owned by Google). I find Blogger easier to use than WordPress. For you ladies out there, check out Blog Her, whose mission is “to create opportunities for women who blog to gain exposure, education, community and economic empowerment.” (http://www.blogher.com/our-vision)

Hope this helps!

Kathy

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My first day with Network Solutions and WordPress

Well, the other day I purchased a WordPress hosting package through Network Solutions (NS). I was contemplating whether I should use the free WordPress blog (wordpress.com), get the hosted WordPress package from NS, or purchase a Web site and blog through NS. I decided to go with the hosted WordPress (WP) package.

Good decision? I’m not sure. The first day I crashed WP by installing one of the templates. I contacted both WP and NS for help. WordPress.com told me I needed to contact WordPress.org…you think they could have forwarded the message to WordPress.org on my behalf. (There’s a learning curve involved here!) Anyway, NS suggested that I reinstall WP, which I had already done, but it didn’t work. It did work today though! So, here I am blogging about it.

I think I might prefer the hosting package with the blog combo. Does anybody have this package? With the Web site, I can have separate pages for the classes I teach at MiraCosta College and Education to Go. I’m thinking I’ll have more flexibility with the combo package because I can insert my own code. The truth is that I don’t know WordPress well enough to know if it’s enough for me. Comments about your experience with a hosted Web site/blog combo vs. a WordPress blog by itself would truly help!

Thanks,

Kathy

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