As mentioned earlier in this post, I thought I will share something new I learnt while coming up with the last post. I will be doing a series of “WordPress: How to” as I learn on my way of blogging.
Here is a background to why I will be doing this series. If you are not interested and want to directly want to go to the know-how, jump to the next para. If you have decided to know the background, well, I am new to WordPress and very amateur to fashion blogging. I do not want to pay for anything related to blogging for now given that it is not generating any income and that it only consumes my time, focus and energy (of course, pleasure is all mine!). I am sure many bloggers out there also are going thru similar phase. I chose wordpress because it had way better reviews than anything else in the market for both tech geeks and not so techies. Given my background of coming from IT industry, I don’t mind a little code tweak if I need to let go purchase of plugins. Everything on the WordPress has price attached to it. All that you get from WordPress, technically, is a place to post. You need to pay even to get tabs for various categories on the blog. Additionally, you cannot, as far as I have seen, tweak the basic structure of the blog – to even have various tabs for different categories and that’s a little depressing 😦 Anyway, I am determined to learn thru and not give up beautifying the blog just because of money factor. I will learn and then show you how to use it in your blog. I will also review various “free” themes available on WordPress specially for fashion.
What you need: 1. A blog (duh!). 2. A Google account. 3. Google drive as your storage for the blog document to be uploaded. 4. Have Google drive installed on your machine from here and map it to your Gmail Id.
Step 1: Open your Google Drive on the web. Now, you can do it either by typing the Google drive address on the bar or from the icon that appears on the tray like this:
This will open the drive which will look like this:
Step 2: Click on the “New” button in Red on the left top-most corner. Select “File Upload”.
This will prompt you to select file from PC.
Step 3: Select the file that you want to upload. I have a sample “Test” Power Point Presentation(PPT) here.
Once you select your file, you will be able to see it on the drive:
Step 4: Right click on the PPT and go to “Open With”. Choose “Google slides”.
Step 5: Now, go to “File” tab and choose “Publish to the web”.
This will open a new box.
Step 6: Default “Link” tab will show. Choose the settings as you want it. Click on “Embed” tab and then Click on “Publish”.
A pop-up will ask if you are sure that you want to publish – choose “Ok”. This will give you the code that is needed to publish. Copy the entire code.
Step 6: Come back to your WordPress blog and go to “HTML” tab of the post on the right top.
Now, for this post of mine, I want to embed the PPT here. So, this is where I will paste the code that I have copied.
TA DA! I have only one slide here, so the “Play” button doesn’t really make any difference. But the steps for more slides are just the same.
Congratulations! You just embedded your 1st PPT to your blog.
Hope this helps!
Do let me know if you want to learn anything specific. I will dig it up for you and learn if I don’t know already. Love ya!