This tutorial covers media in WordPress, specifically focusing on the WP Media Library and the ideal types of media to use and store in WP.

COPLACDigital's WordPress sites restrict the types of media that you can upload to your site. The types of media you can upload to and store on your site are:

  • Print media — PDF
  • Images — JPG, JPEG, PNG, and GIF
  • Audio — MP3, MIDI, and MID*
  • Video — MOV, WMV, and AVI*

*Although you can upload certain audio and video files to your site, we highly recommend that you do not permanently keep them on your site. Instead, audio should be hosted on a platform such as SoundCloud, which is designed to host and serve audio. Likewise, videos should be hosted on a platform such as YouTube or Vimeo, both of which are designed to host and serve video. WordPress was not made to host and serve complex media like audio and video, so the only types of media you should really keep on your site are print media and images.