Widgets & Sidebars

Widgets »Video Widget

The Video Widget allows you to add a video to the sidebar or footer of your site. You can add a video from YouTube, Vimeo, another provider on this list, or one that you’ve uploaded to your site.

Video Widget Basics

Here’s an example of a video widget:

The font and appearance of the title in widgets varies by theme, so yours will look different. This example is from the Sapor theme.

Add a video widget to your sidebar or footer by going to My Site(s) → Customize → Widgets. Click on the name of the sidebar or footer where you want the widget to appear, then click the Add a Widget button:

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Next, use the search field provided to find the video widget, then click the widget title to add it to the sidebar:

Click on the Add Video button to select the video you want to put in the video widget. If you want to add a video from YouTube, Vimeo, or another supported provider, click on the Insert from URL option that appears, and you’ll be able to enter a link to the video.

After you’ve uploaded or entered the link to your video, click the Add to Widget button to put the video in the Widget.

After you’ve added the video to your video widget, you’ll see a preview of the widget appear on your blog. You can also enter a Title in the widget options, which will appear above the video.

When you’re satisfied, click Save & Publish to add the widget to your site.

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