Jul 292014
 

When you have a collection of photos to post on your blog, or a tutorial that you want to present slide-style, SlideShare is an option you’ll want to consider, especially if you want to embed (insert) this content into your WordPress blog. The types of content you can upload includes presentations, documents, and infographics (files that are twice as high as they are wide). Not sure if you have the right software to create this content? All you need is Microsoft Office or OpenOffice. If your file is taking too long to upload, convert it to an Adobe PDF file. File formats that are supported include: PDF, ODP, ODT, PPT, DOC, DOCX, RTF and many more.

Below is an example of a SlideShare showing my mother-in-law’s lovely front and back yard in Rib Mountain, Wisconsin. I took more photos than would fit comfortably in a blog post, so decided to create a SlideShare presentation for them instead. You’ll want to click on the “expand window” icon in the lower right corner of the screen below to optimally view the slide show and captions.

In the past, a more full-featured version of SlideShare called SlideShare PRO was available for a fee, but currently PRO account upgrades are not being accepted because the PRO program is undergoing changes. The free version, however, offers bloggers great utility when you want to post more than a few photos without requiring viewers to leave your page.

For more information about SlideShare, visit the support page HERE.

© 2014 Judy Nolan. All rights reserved.

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  6 Responses to “Using SlideShare to post a presentation on your blog”

  1. What a cool tool. I love that you can add a nice description next to each photo, instead of just a couple words. Thanks for sharing!

  2. A nice option! I also like the side captioning feature.

  3. That’s very interesting, Judy!

  4. That’s a great tool. I always wanted to investigate it. Wonder if it’ll work on Blogspot?

    Thanks, Judy.

  5. Great idea! – I wonder if it will work on Blogspot?? will have to check. If anyone knows, let me know
    Thanks!
    Thanks Judy for the info!

    • I can’t see why SlideShare would not work in Blogger. You are simply adding HTML code to your blog post that ties in with the presentation you upload to the SlideShare site, not too different from what you do when you embed a YouTube video.

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