Instructions for: Posting a You Tube Video into a Blog/Website
Knowing something about HTML can be helpful, but it's not necessary. The following instructions are specifically for Blogger.Com blogs, but the same basic instructions work for WordPress.Com blogs and generally anything you want to post a video into, including emails, websites, etc.
For example. Let's say you have an awesome You Tube video you found and it goes just GREAT with the topic you were writing about.
- All you need to do it go to the video in YouTube.
- Beneath the video,
- click "Share",
- then click "Embed".
- A box with a bunch of HTML comes up pre-highlighted for you.
- Simply right click on your mouse and hit copy, or if you are keyboard literate use Control-C.
- Then pull up the post you were writing.
- I suggest that if you are not HTML literate, at least a little, find the place you want to Embed the video and then hit the "Enter" button several times to create space in your post.
- Now in your post at the top you'll see two views.
- "Compose" is the default view that you type into.
- "HTML" is the view that shows you all the back code. For example; when you hit "Enter" over and over creating space between the paragraphs you will see the code
- "<br />".
- So find a bunch of those and look just above them and you'll probably find amidst the code the words you typed in your paragraph, with a bunch of other funny markings indicating to the computer that you wanted bold letters, or whatever.
- Then you just click wherever you want the video, next to one of those break marks
- "<br />"
- Then right click paste (or Control-V).
If you still need help, try watching this video I found on the subject. You could also right click on this webpage and click "View Page Source" and scroll down until you find the words "www.YouTube.com". Try using Control-F to find it. You'll see where I posted this video.
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