Adding embedded photos and videos from YouTube

When you want to add photos or videos to your blog, you can do that in two ways:

  • upload the media to the blog storage section (in “admin” go to the media library and follow the link to upload)
  • embed a link from another site.

The first possibility is easy and quick if you have a small file size, but if you upload too many files or if they are large files (e.g. videos) then you will run out of free storage on your blog!

If you want to use a video (with permission) from YouTube, it is easy to link to that. First go to the YouTube video site and then copy the URL. Go back to your blog, and start a new post or page; where you want to add the video you can go to “add media” and then find the space to post the URL.

This is a video from YouTube

You can also embed – e.g. photos that are on flickr. Go to the host site (flickr in this instance) and find the media; find the link to “share” and then “embed”. You will be given a code that you should copy. Now, on your blog change the editor from “visual” to “text/html”. Paste the code and return to “visual”. Save your post/page, and the embedded media should show.

Here’s an example of an embedded photo:

This is what Edinburgh looks like from Fife

sunrise to edinburgh

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