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How to Embed Videos on Your WordPress Website

One of the most common things people want to know, is how to successfully embed YouTube videos onto their WordPress sites. It's mostly straight forward, but there are one or two tricky issues that you can trip up on.

This Video Shows You:

  • How to Link to a YouTube Video
  • How to Embed a YouTube Video & the Most Common Mistake People Make
  • How to Embed a YouTube Video the Right Way
  • How to Embed Videos from Vimeo & Other Video Sharing Websites

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The Key Mistake Not to Make

If you add the embed code in the HTML editor, and then switch back into the Visual editor, sometimes your video embed code disappears. Stay in the HTML editor, hit Publish or Update to make it go live, and only edit that post or page in the HTML editor from then on - so make adding the video the last thing you do.

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Video Size Preference

I've been working a lot on the video display page, because that's one of the primary areas where you will interact with SelfAssemblySites content. So I've added a light-box display to the video, it looks good, but more importantly it allows us to deliver video of a different size to the thumbnail on the page, without looking out of place from a design perspective. (more…)

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