Thursday, November 13, 2008

Embed YouTube Video in Blog Post


Okay, I just learned how to do this, and thought I'd better write it down so I can remember for the next time I want to do it...

To embed a YouTube video into a blog post (to embed is to have a video screen appear in the body of your post, rather than just pasting in a link to a video in your post...click here to see an example), follow these steps:

  1. Find the YouTube video you want to embed.
  2. To the right of the video on YouTube, you'll see two codes, one called "URL" and one called "embed." Copy the "embed" code.
  3. If you want a border on your video, before you copy the "embed" code, click on the asterisk icon to the right of the code. A drop down menu appears, giving you various border color options. Click the color you want, make sure you check the box that says "Show Border," then copy the "embed" code.
  4. On your blog, start a new post. Write whatever text you want to appear before and after the video you'll be embedding.
  5. Click on the "Edit Html" tab of the post.
  6. Paste the code you copied where you want the video to appear in your post text.
  7. Publish post.

Pretty fancy and pretty easy!
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4 comments:

Blair said...

Ooooh! I need to remember this! I embeded a YouTube vid once, but I did it all from the Youtube website...it didn't come out quite like I wanted. For example, I couldn't put a label on the post. I need to try it this way!

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