Screencast is a digital recording of your computer screen. It usually includes audio narration and is a different type of instructional video.
With the Screencast Embed block, you can add Screencast videos on your posts/pages. You need a Screencast account to embed a video.
Steps to embed a Screencast video to your post or page:
- Create and upload a Screencast video in your Screencast account and copy the URL of the video.
- Add a Screencast embed block to your post or page
Detailed instructions on adding blocks
- Paste the link into the textbox. Press the “Embed” button.
If the link can be successfully embedded into the post/page, you will see the preview in your block editor.
If you use a URL that can’t be embedded, the block shows the message “Sorry, this content could not be embedded.” You will have two choices: Try again with a different URL or convert to link.
- Click on the Preview button on the top right corner of the page/post to see how it will look on the front-end
Besides the Mover and Drag & Drop Handle, the Block Toolbar for the Screencast embed shows four buttons:
- Transform to
- Change alignment
- Edit URL, and
- More Options.
You can transform a Screencast embed to a Group. This would give you the ability to change the background color around the Screencast embed.
Left: Editor view of an Screencast Embed as a group with Color Settings controls
Screencast embed with a green background.
- Align left – Make the Screencast post left aligned
- Align center – Make the Screencast post alignment centered
- Align right – Make the Screencast post align right
- Wide width – Increase the width of the post beyond the content size
- Full width – extend the Screencast post to cover the full width of the screen.
Note: “Wide width” and “Full width” alignment need to be enabled by the Theme of your site.
Via the edit URL, you can change the Screencast Embed URL in the embed block. Overwrite the existing URL and click on the “Embed” Button.
These controls give you the option to copy, duplicate, and edit your block as HTML.
Read about these and other settings.
No block settings for this particular block
The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block as you see fit.
The advanced section lets you add a CSS class to your block.
- Updated 2023-02-10
- Added info about the screencast account and links to the site
- Updated 2022-11-25
- Removed redundant content
- Aligned images for mobile view
- Added alt text to images
- Updated 2020-08-19
- Replaced “More Options” – new screenshot
- Added “Move To” and “Copy” section under More Options
- Updated 2020-08-11
- screenshots as per WordPress 5.5
- Created 2020-07-24
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