Media

Editors »Uploading and Inserting Media

Note: Some of the instructions from this guide are referring to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)

In addition to uploading media files directly to your blog’s Media Library, you can also upload, manage, and insert images, audio (with a Space Upgrade that comes as part of the WordPress.com Premium and Business plans) and video (with VideoPress) directly from your post or page editing screen using the Add Media icon.

Add Media button

With the Add Media icon, you can easily add an image into a post or page by dragging and dropping your media files into the pop-up box.

With the VideoPress upgrade, you can add video from your computer to your WordPress.com blog. For information on embedding videos from other hosting sites/services (e.g. YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, etc.), please review the links in the Related section of our Videos support document.

If you wish to upload audio files directly from your computer, you will need get more storage that comes as part of the WordPress.com Premium and Business plans. To link to audio files hosted elsewhere without storing them in your Media Library, check out your other Audio options.

Uploading documents

Lastly, you can also create download links to documents (PDF, Microsoft Word document, etc.). When inserting a document into your page or post, a clickable link will automatically be generated.

If you wish to embed the actual document/file into the post/page content, you can use Cloudup.

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Adding a Contact Form

add-contact-form

Use this button to add a custom form to your blog.

Note: If these buttons are not visible to you, this means that you do not have the appropriate privileges, according to your role on the blog. Contributors do not have the ability to upload files.

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Want to schedule a lot of photos?

Consider using Postbot, our special photo scheduling app that let’s you queue your photos and post them over a number of days.

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Adding a poll to your blog

Note: The instructions from this guide are referring to the WP Admin dashboard. You can get to this dashboard by adding /wp-admin to the end of your site’s url (e.g.: example.wordpress.com/wp-admin)

To add a poll to your post or page, access your WP Admin dashboard and click either on Posts → Add New or Pages → Add New. This button allows you to add a Polldaddy-powered poll to your blog:
Add Poll Button

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