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Using Screensteps With WordPress

September 23, 2008 by debbie T | Mac SoftwareWordPress

For the past couple of days, I have been working with the trial for a cool lesson/tutorial building app called Screensteps. I am hoping that it will allow me to write tutorials much faster and easier.

It’s been a lot of trial and error, and lots of experimentation, but I am starting to really love this app.

This article really won’t interest anyone unless you are using Screensteps with WordPress, but I figured I would post it, just in case there were a few people out there that might be having the same problem I was having.

It wasn’t all love at first sight though, because I couldn’t figure out how to fix the annoyance of having multiple uploads of each image file.

The original image files were uploaded, and those were the files referenced in my blog article/lesson. But then there were extra files resized to 150 and 300 pixels. I tried removing the setting for maximum width in my template file. And I tried making sure that all images were not resized in my Screensteps lesson, keeping it at 100%. Nothing worked.

Then I realized. Wait, what about my WordPress blog settings? That was it! Hurray!

WordPress Miscellaneous Setting

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In WordPress Admin, click the "Settings" tab, then "Miscellaneous"

WordPress Image Size Setting

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Since I don’t normally use files larger than 500 pixels wide and I don’t normally use thumbnail or medium images, I figured it was safe to change both settings to 500. Now when I export my Screensteps lesson, only one of each image file is uploaded. Just what I wanted!

Check out Screensteps Yourself

If you are someone who loves creating tutorials or lessons, then you might be interested in Screensteps, Check out the 30 day trial and make sure to watch the Quick Intro (Long) screencast – and if you are interested in a purchase discount code, check out the Nosillacast podcast. She has a discount coupon code over on her web site sidebar. While you are there, take a listen to one of her shows. It’s the one podcast that I need to listen to every week. She is my favorite! In fact, I first learned about Screensteps from her show.

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