If there is a video you want to display in your blog post, you can do so in two different ways. Videos generally come in two flavours: those that have been uploaded to the SVWM web site and those that are found on YouTube, Vimeo and other video hosting services. How you insert the video on your page depends on where it is located. Videos tend to be very large files and you may not be able to upload a video because of its size. If that is the case, you can put the video on YouTube or Vimeo or another service and link to it in your page.
Video Uploaded to SVWM
If you have a video on your computer, you can use the Upload/Insert Media button to upload the video to the SVWM web site and then insert it to your page. You can use the Upload/Insert Media button to insert a video that has already been uploaded. (When anyone uploads an image or video to SVWM, it will be found in the Media Gallery.) Here is how:
- Place your cursor at the beginning of a paragraph where you want the video to appear.
- Click on the Upload/Insert Media icon shown framed in red above.
- On the Add Media form that pops-up, you can choose from where you want to get the video. This can be:
- your computer (you can drag and drop from your computer or select by clicking the Select Files button; the uploaded videos are placed in the Media Library),
- a web page URL (you will need the exact URL from the address bar of your browser),
- the Gallery (a list of images and videos you have already used on the page),
- the Media Library (where all uploaded images and videos can be found).
- Select where you want to position the video: left, right, centre or none (similar to centre).
- You can add an video title, alternate text (shown when someone hovers their mouse over the image), description, etc.
- You can adjust other properties as well.
- Click on the Insert Image button.
- Repeat Steps 1 to 7 for each video.
It is always best to insert videos in a blog post after most of the text is already entered. This is because you will need to add videos to specific places in the text. In fact, you will normally want to position a video at the beginning of a paragraph–regardless of the final positiononing. When it comes to flowing text around a video, you only have two choices when creating a blog post: to the left or to the right of the video. If you want to centre an video on the page, no text will flow on either side.
Video on YouTube, Vimeo or Other Service
If you want to add a video from YouTube, click the YouTube icon on the editor toolbar. You will need the full URL for the YouTube video you want to insert. You can get this from the address bar of your browser when you have the video showing in YouTube. Copy this address and paste it in the Insert YouTube Video form. Adjust the options as required.
You can also insert video from other sources by clicking the Insert/edit Embedded Media icon on the toolbar (looks like a film strip). You first need to get the embedded information from the source location–usually a “share” link or icon. Choose Embed from the options and copy the full embed text to your clipboard. When you open the Insert/edit Embedded Media form, it should find the information ready for use from your clipboard.