Sometimes you may want to beef up your post, comment or sidebar with a YouTube video. I hope this post will help you just to do that.
Okay. You have found the video that you want to put in your post.
Left click on “Share” just under the video.
Find “Embed” and left click.
You will see loads of code come up in a box.
Right click anywhere in the box. Select All (it will turn blue) and Copy.
Paste into your new post.
(You can adjust the size of the video but 420 is normally fine)
Because YouTube allows you to share the video you can place a video not only in your comments but into another blogger’s comments as well.
Okay. You have found the video that you want to put in the comment.
Left click “Share”
Right click on the blue code. Copy.
Paste into the comment.
Post Comment and voila !!!
(This is a picture……..duh!! hehe!!)
WordPress dot Com themes are all different and that includes the width of your sidebar. If your sidebar looks narrow, it probably is too narrow to embed a YouTube video and the screen will come up with white noise and tell you it’s too small. So don’t get in a tantrum, shout at your partner, throw your laptop out of the window. Have a glass of wine instead !!
Okay. You have found the video that you want to put in the sidebar.
Left click “Share”
Left click “Embed”
Open “Video Size” select “Custom Size” and type in the first box 300 (which works for me. I think the minimum size is around 220, so see what fits your sidebar best, if at all)
Right click in the box with all the code, Select All (it will turn blue) and Copy
Widget time !! Yippee or OMG moment.
Open up your dashboard/appearance/widgets
Find “Text” in the main store of widgets on the Left Hand Side. Left click, but hold down and drag it to the Right Hand Side and find a spare space which will open as you move the “Text” widget into your working widgets.
The widget will open. Paste the video code into the Text widget. Save and close.
And voila. A video on your sidebar.
You can reshuffle your widgets UP and DOWN by left clicking and hold down. Never move your widget to the left as you will lose it !!
Ralph xox 🙂
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