Screencast Embed

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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:

  1. Create and upload a Screencast video in your Screencast account and copy the URL of the video.
  1. Add a Screencast embed block to your post or page
Screencast block embed

Detailed instructions on adding blocks

  1. Paste the link into the textbox. Press the “Embed” button.
Embed option for the block to paste the URL.

If the link can be successfully embedded into the post/page, you will see the preview in your block editor.

Preview of the embedded Screencast video within the WordPress 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.

Example of a URL that cannot be embedded. Two options are presented, try again or convert to link.
  1. Click on the Preview button on the top right corner of the page/post to see how it will look on the front-end
Preview of the embedded Screencast video within the WordPress editor.

Block Toolbar

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. 
Block Toolbar with options available for the Screencast Block.

Transform to

Options to transform the Screencast block to Paragraph, Columns or Group.

You can transform a Screencast embed to a Group. This would give you the ability to change the background color around the Screencast embed.

Editor view of a Screencast Embed as a group with Color Settings controls
Screencast Embed with a green background.

Left: Editor view of an Screencast Embed as a group with Color Settings controls

Screencast embed with a green background.

Change alignment  

Screencast Embed with a yellow 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. 

Edit URL

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.

Editing the block URL via the "edit" option.

More options

These controls give you the option to copy, duplicate, and edit your block as HTML.

Read about these and other settings.

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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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