Video Shows Up in the WordPress Editor but Not on Preview of Website
For the past couple of days, I’ve been testing a new software called “Websites on Steroids.” As the name would suggest, it’s a service that lets you put a website to work for you without all the hassles of building it yourself. With Websites on Steroids, you get a fully-featured, ready-to-go WordPress site that can be changed easily to suit your needs.
While I was skeptical at first, I really started to like Websites on Steroids after using it to set up a couple of client sites. In this article, I’ll show you how to make the most of Websites on Steroids to get the very best experience when editing your posts or pages.
Features of Websites On Steroids
Websites on Steroids comes with all the usual features you’d expect from a WordPress site, including a login area where you can register or login to your account, a menu system (which can be accessed via the top bar), and a library area (accessible via the left-hand sidebar) where you can find all your content.
But then there are a few extra features that make Editing on Websites on Steroids even more convenient for professional web designers. For example, if you’re working on a client site and want to change something about the way the site looks, you can click on the three bars under the WordPress logo in the top-right corner of the editor screen to quickly access the “Appearance” settings.
This feature makes it easy to change the color scheme, adjust the layout, and even remove backgrounds that you don’t want on your site. These are just some of the things that can be changed using the “Appearance” settings feature. Buttons for font, header, and footer settings are also located under the logo. While these are easy to find, the convenience of having them right next to the WordPress editor is undeniable.
Video Supports On-Site Editing
One of the things that makes Websites on Steroids so convenient for editing is that video files can be supported right in the editor itself. You don’t have to leave the page to upload a video to your server. Simply click on the “Insert” tab in the top half of the editor screen and select the “Video” option. From there, you can choose from a variety of free videos hosted on YouTube.
While it’s important to note that Websites on Steroids is not a “zero content” site, meaning it needs some original content to work, you don’t need to worry about not being able to find something to work with. As I mentioned before, the site comes with a fully functioning WordPress installation that can be used to create blog posts, pages, products, and more. All you need is a computer with an internet connection to get started.
How to Get the Most From Websites On Steroids
Once you’ve set up a WordPress site using Websites on Steroids, the next step is to start customizing it. To get the most out of the service, you need to follow these five tips:
1. Make the Most of the Theme Options
As I mentioned before, you get a fully functioning WordPress installation with Websites on Steroids—which is great because you don’t have to worry about editing the code for the theme. However, you need to know how to make the most of it.
If you’re looking for something super-simple, there’s a default theme called “Twenty Fourteen” that you can choose from. If you’re looking for something more professional, you can choose from one of the many pre-made WordPress themes that come with the service. When selecting a theme, make sure to check the documentation to see if there are any special instructions on how to use it.
2. Set Up Your Blog Posts and Pages
The first step to making the most of your WordPress site is to set up your blog posts and pages. You can use the “New Post” button located at the top of the editor screen to quickly get started.
To create a new post, just enter a headline and some text and click on the “Publish” button. The post will be automatically saved to a text file on your computer and can be accessed from there at any time. You can also click on the “New Page” button to create a new page. Just enter some content and a title for the page and it will be saved to your site. You can access these posts and pages just like you would any other on your site.
The advantage of using WordPress for this is that you can easily make additions to your posts or pages. If you ever want to add a link, you can do so by just clicking the “Add New” button in the top right corner of the WordPress editor. From there, you can enter the URL of the website you want to link to.
3. Customize the Design of Your WordPress Site
Websites on Steroids comes with a variety of pre-made templates that can be customized easily through the use of CSS. Templates are the graphical layouts that make up your WordPress site. They can be changed to fit your needs and uploaded to your site to have them used immediately. You can access CSS by clicking on the “Edit HTML” tab in the WordPress editor. From there, click on “Inspect Element” and you’ll be taken to a special CSS area where you can make changes to the template design.
From the look of it, the best CSS editor for WordPress is “Remark.” Just like the name would suggest, it’s a tool that allows you to make quick, easy, and clean changes to the look and function of your WordPress site.
4. Install a Custom WordPress Theme
Another way to truly customize your blog is to install a custom WordPress theme. A theme is basically a set of templates—the look and feel of your blog—that can be reused for different types of content. Instead of creating a new look and feel from scratch, you can choose from a variety of beautiful and fully-functioning themes that can be installed directly onto a WordPress site.
My favorite theme provider is “WPTavern,” and you can download any of their themes directly to a WordPress site for free. Just click on the “Install” button in the bottom half of the editor screen to get started.
5. Use Plugins to Improve User Experience
Last but not least, let’s talk about the importance of plugins in making the most of a WordPress site. A plugin is a bit like a mini-program or app that can be installed onto a WordPress site to enhance its functionality. The best thing about plugins is that they can provide additional features to your site that you might not have thought of. Some plugins are free, some are premium.
The point is that there are countless plugins that can be used to make publishing on a WordPress site easier and more convenient. If you find that your site is struggling to perform at its optimum level, you might want to consider looking into plugins so that you can make the most of your WordPress site’s potential.