How to add any amount of pictures/videos to your wordpress.com site for free

So you own a wordpress.com site on the free plan and you are worried abouth the 3GB storage space or you are about to start a wordpress.com site and you are concerned about the 3GB storage space? Don’t worry or panic, there is a way to host literally infinite amounts of pictures and videos for free on your site without any plugin or using an “illegal” way.

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A way to host infinite images on your wordpress.com site
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Adding infinite amount of pictures

No, it’s not so complex as you may thing it is. This is one of the most easiest things to do. Are you ready to hear the secret? It’s called embedding.

What is embedding?

Embedding is simply copying an URL and pasting it back into a paragraph block on your wordpress.com website. You don’t even need to know HTML. WordPress does all the heavy lifting for you and embeds it into your site.

Surprised? Click here for the full list of supported embeds.

Embedding Images

For the purposes of including infinite amount of images, think which website allows you to use unlimited uploading?

Was your answer Pintereset? If yes, congradulations! you are on the right path.

Follow the steps below to embed an image to wordpress.com

  • Head over to Pinterest and then create an account.
  • Now upload a “Pin” (Or several “Pins”)
  • Create a “Board” if you want to use several images.
  • Copy the URL from your browser tab and copy/paste on a blank paragraph block in your wordpress.com website.
  • Bingo! the final outcome should look like this.

See? now how simple was that? Also you may want to add your website URL to your Pin so other people can visit your site.

A word of caution……..

Note that you may find millions of images of stuff on Pinterest but that doesn’t mean you can go on using every image that you get. Images may be copyrighted. It is safe however to use a website like Pexels to make sure you stay free of trouble.


Adding videos to your wordpress.com website

Use services such as YouTube to embed videos to your website.
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I wanted to upload a video onto this website and when I finally painfully did the editing and tried to upload it, a rude message told me that I had to upgrade to a plan to use videos. However i figured out an alternative way for this and you guessed it! YouTube

Actually there are many ways to do this but the simplest is YouTube.

All you have to do is sign up for a Google account, create a channel and there you go!

Copy/paste the URL and the video should look something like this.

Now the really amazing thing is wordpress.com supports a huge amount of embeds to allow users to use media not in their media library. You can find a list of it here.

Did your perspective of wordpress.com change? do you know any other tricks in wordpress.com? Let us know in the comments below.


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How to add a forum into your wordpress.com website for Free

So you own a wordpress.com website or blog and you want to add a forum to it? Don’t panic, there is no need to upgrade and use any plugins, you can do it for free! In this article we will look at how to add a forum as well as the pros and cons of doing so.

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How to add a forum into your wordpress.com site

  1. Head over to tlk.io
  2. Create your channel
  3. Create a new page on your wordpress.com website
  4. Embed the forum using a shortcode
  5. (Optional) Use the forum widget

What is tlk.io?

Tlk.io is an absolutely free website where anyone can create a chat room. It is an amazing way to get people talking about something and the perfect way to have a forum on your site.


Creating your channel

  • Head over to tlk.io
  • You will see a screen like this.
Source : tlk.io screenshot
  • Now go ahead and enter a channel name

Tips for selecting a channel name

When selecting a channel name, I recommend that you select something that you can remember as we will need this later on.


  • Now login with your Facebook/Twitter account to display your avatar against your name.

Embedding your forum on your website

You can either embed the forum onto a new page on your website or you could set it up on your footer/sidebar. We will assume that you create a new page for your website.

Embedding

Now go ahead and setup your page as you like with a suitable picture etc.

Add a Shortcode block and add this code

[tlkio channel=your channel here height= a suitable height in pixels]

Note that if the height is very large, it might take a longer time to load

Your forum should look like this

Yes, go ahead and chat on it. I will reply to it when I log on again.


Managing your channel

You can find your channel by going to tlk.io/yourchannelname. I recommend that you become the moderator after a day of setting your channel up. If you don’t do this, the messages might not be saved.


Pros

It’s totally free of charge

Yes, you don’t need to pay a cent and there are no limitations when it comes to traffic

It can handle a few 1000 visitors at once

Okay, if you had about 10,000 visitors on your blog at any time you wouldn’t be reading this article. But if you do happen to have that amount of traffic, talk.io won’t crash

It’s super easy to setup

You just have to copy a code and it embeds itself. What could be more easier than that?

You can login using Facebook or Twitter

There is no need to upload your profile picture to tlkio, just login using Facebook or Twitter and your profile picture gets embedded.


Cons

You can moderate only one chat room

Tlk.io has a security feature inbuilt that any chat without a moderator will have its messages erased within 10 minutes. However, you can only moderate one chat per account, so if you want to have many forums on your site, this will not be possible.

Limited design style

Participants have only four theme colours to choose from.


Was this helpful? How was your experience with tlk.io? Let us know in the comments below. And feel free to use the forum!


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