Previously, we saw how to add images to a text.
But what about videos or other types of content? That’s also easy, and to show you how, I created this new heading in our post here.
Videos can be added in two ways.
Either from your own library, or, videos that you have made yourself.
Or you can also add videos that you find on external sites.
Note that uploading videos to your directory, especially big ones, may slow down your site traffic and cause issues for the user experience.
To save yourselfthis trouble, you may want to consider uploading your videos on YouTube, or a similar platform, and linking from there.
Let’s first see how you can upload videos.
Click on the plus icon to add a new type of block.
It may happen that you do not see the video option among these first options.
If so, you can quickly search for it in thesearch bar here, by typing – video.
And there it is.
Click on it.
And now there is a block in the editing screen.
Similarly to the images, you can Upload a video, add it from the Media Library, and insert it from a URL.
Click on the Upload button to reveal the dialogue box where you can search for your video.
Select it and click Open.
And the video is now in the post.
Let’s explore the options in the sidebar.
You can choose to let the video automatically play when the post is open.
But this is not something that we would recommend.
You can choose for it to go in a loop, that is to say to replay every time it reaches the end.
You can also mute it, and allow or disallowplayback options Which means that the visitors will be able to rewind, forward, pause, play, etc.
Note that you cannot click on the video here within the editor, but only when you preview the post.
You can also choose an image the video could start with.
Click on the option here, and choose the imagefrom the Media Library, or upload a new oneif you want to.
Let's click Save.
And check how the videoappears in the post.
Here it is, this is what your visitors willbe able to see and do with the video.
Let’s go back, and see the remaining options.
We see that the options we have here for the video are similar as for the images.
To quickly recap, you can add a caption, changethe type of block, align the video to fit the text as you want, edit it, insert paragraphsor blocks, reuse it or remove it.
Let’s see how to add a video from URL now.
Let’s open another video box here.
For example, you can add a video from YouTube by simply copying and pasting the link from a video.
Alternatively, if you want to add a video from another site, you can use the Embeds instead of videos.
Adding a video from YouTube is easy, but it may be slightly more complicated from other sites For example, from TED.
Let’s press Enter here, and click on the plus button, where we can find the Embeds.
In the Embeds, you can see the icons of the most popular websites that you can embed content from.
For example, let’s see how a TED video would be embedded.
Click on the TED icon.
I conveniently have a TEDpage open here.
Now note, this is a whole page.
With a video, but also all kinds of other content.
Yet, if I use the embed option, the main videowill automatically be extracted and shown on my page.
I copy the link, go back to the editor, paste it.
And there is it.
Now, the options for editing embedded contentin the sidebar are limited, and I can only choose for the video to automatically resize in relation to the browser size or the device my visitors are using.
Let’s save and preview how this looks like on the site.
Here it is! Just the video extracted fromthe other content of the TED page.
Besides videos, we can also embed other types of content like images, tweets, as well as links to entire posts, with previews.
So, I can embed a relevant Reddit post withinmy own post, by choosing Reddit from the embeds menu and just copying and pastingthe link to the post.
And it will appear in my post like this.
Again, with embeds of any type, just like with the videos, the option I have is to allow it to resize when the browser is resized.
And that is it.
We have shown you how to add images, videos and embeds to the posts.
And you are now ready to do it yourself.