Using video platforms like YouTube or Vimeo works great for sharing your content. But, having your audience visit your page to view that content is even better. WordPress uses the oEmbed plugin because it supports many types of media. This allows you to add a wide array of media content from third parties directly to your site. BoldGrid makes adding and embedding videos even easier thanks to our Page and Post Editor’s simple usability.
Getting Started with Adding and Embedding Videos in BoldGrid
Log into your WordPress admin menu and select “Pages” from the left-hand side. You can choose an existing page or start a new one. For this example, we will create a new, blank page.Go ahead and give your new page a title.
Copying Options for Embedding a Video
Embedding may sound difficult, but BoldGrid makes it easy. Just grab the video link from a third party video hosting site (like YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, etc.). To insert it in your page, put your cursor where you want the video to appear and paste in the link. Some video hosting sites offer other ways to embed videos, as well. For example, YouTube now provides embed options:
The YouTube embed tool empowers you with a few additional options, but can make embedding the video in your site a little more tricky. But, these features may be worth the hassle. For example, one popular option allows you to choose at what point in the video you would like it to start (in case you only need a portion of it). To use this option, just check the box next to “start” and type in the specific time of the video where you would like it to begin for your site visitors.YouTube’s videos default to showing related content at the end. We suggest you uncheck the “show suggested videos when the video finishes” button to prevent this feature from distracting your visitors’ focus on your page.
All of YouTube’s embed options require a simple checking or unchecking of a box. When you have all the options you want, and have removed the ones you do not, click “copy” at the bottom to grab those coded specifications.Unfortunately, using these tools makes embedding a little trickier. Rather than simply pasting a link in your page where you want it to appear, you will have to use the Text tab on the Editor. Locate the spot where you want the video to appear and place the code into the text. Be sure not to break any of the HTML elements you find in the Text Editor tab, or other elements of your page may not load correctly.
Embedding Videos with BoldGrid’s Visual Editor
Now that you know both the “easy” and “hard” way of embedding videos, we should consider the benefits of using the easier of the two. While you may lose a few options, you get easy cut-and-paste insertion directly into your page. BoldGrid’s WYSIWYG interface will even show you what the video will look like to your guests as you build your page. When you paste the copied link into the Page and Post Editor, it automatically transforms into the actual video as it will display in your page.To see your newly added video, simply “save draft” and publish.
The Ease of Adding Videos to BoldGrid Lets You Focus on What is Important
The simplicity of adding and embedding videos with BoldGrid means you do not have to learn anything about coding HTML, using shortcodes, or adjusting plugins. You simply copy and paste and see the video in our visual editor. That means you can get back to focusing on creating beautiful, engaging, fresh content, and running your business. If you have not already, download BoldGrid today to improve your efficiency and your site more easily.