Lesson 4 - Prepare Your Media
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Lesson 4 – Prepare Your Media

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Lesson 4 – Prepare Your Media

In this lesson, you will learn how to prepare media for your website or blog’s content.

Training Resources You Will Need

Before You Start…

Make sure to complete Lesson 3 – WordPress Content Publishing Features.


If you have been following our lessons, you should now have your content strategy in place and be familiar with your WordPress site’s content publishing features.

Before we go ahead and start publishing content (this will be covered in our next lesson), let’s talk first about preparing media for your content.

Imagine cooking an elaborate meal for your family or friends and realizing halfway through the process that many of the key ingredients for your meal are missing.

You would have to stop whatever you are doing, switch off your appliances, and run out to get your missing supplies before continuing.

This would completely disrupt your process, bring your creative momentum to a sudden halt, and cause all sorts of unnecessary delays that could ruin a wonderful meal.

The same thing can happen if you start adding content to your site without having your media files already prepared and ready for upload.

Unless you plan to publish text-only content on your site, you will need to source or create images and other media files (e.g. videos, audios, downloadable PDF reports, etc.), then format these correctly before uploading them to your site, so they are ready to be inserted into your content.

Just as a good chef likes to have all their ingredients prepared and their vegetables chopped up and ready to throw into the saucepan or oven at the right time, the tutorials in this lesson will show you how to get all your media files ready and prepared before we turn toward publishing content on your site.

WordPress Media Library

You can store and manage your site’s media files in the WordPress Media Library or in a remote location (e.g. a cloud storage service like Amazon AWS).

Complete the tutorials below to learn how to use the WordPress Media Library to store and manage your site’s media files:

Using Media In WordPress

Go through the tutorials below to learn how to add media to your content:

Video Courses

The video courses below will help you prepare and store media files:

Action Step

  • Familiarize yourself with the different media formats you will be using (e.g. jpg vs png images and best ways to use each type, how to resize and save files for optimal loading, etc.)
  • Learn how to use the WordPress Media Library.
  • If you plan to store and use media files remotely, make sure that you have set up your accounts and know how to transfer and upload media files to and from your account.
  • Decide how you will create media files for your site (e.g. images, banners, videos, etc. — this step should have been done in Lesson 2)
  • Complete the above tutorials before proceeding to the next lesson.

What You Have Learned

Before publishing content on your site, make sure you have already sourced or created your media files so they will be ready to be uploaded and inserted into your content without delays or disruptions to your content publishing process.

Next Step

Go to Lesson 5: Publish Your Content

Index Of Lessons

Lesson 1 | Lesson 2 | Lesson 3 | Lesson 4 | Lesson 5 | Lesson 6 | Lesson 7


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Updated: May 1st, 2024

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