Support » Theme: Customizr » Problem getting my embedded video to display the right way on my pages and posts

  • Resolved Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)


    When I embed one of my youtube videos on my http://www.gooseling web site the viewing window of the video is way oversized. I would so appreciate advice on how to properly set the size of the video display in pages and posts with the customizr theme. A sample of what I’m trying to do is at http://gooseling.com/cavitydragons/. If you scroll down the page you will see my video is displaying really big.

    All I did was type in the URL of my youtube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5_Q-LvQu1Y)on a separate line without the hyperlink and the embedding works perfectly except for the size glitch of the width and height being so big. I tested it using another random more professionally done youtube video and the size was the same.

    LOVE the Customizr theme, it’s working beautifully for what we wanted to accomplish with our web site.

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  • You could use shorcode where you can set width and hight of the video by yourself, like [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5_Q-LvQu1Y&w=640&h=360]
    You need to enter this using text mode of your editor.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    I’m not sure that [youtube=...] will work without a plugin such as Jetpack. Unless you have a handler for that youtube shortcode then that won’t work.

    You need to enter this using text mode of your editor.

    No you don’t. That’s why we have shortcodes. 😉

    Thread Starter Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    Thanks so much for your advice. I tried putting the shortcode you recommended [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5_Q-LvQu1Y&w=640&h=360] in the text editor mode of my web page but that didn’t seem to work. Did I put it perhaps in the wrong place? (I put it in the text editor of the specific page i have the youtube embedded on at http://gooseling.com/cavitydragons/) I’m happy to use a jetpack plug in or any other one you recommend if that is a better way to do it.

    In my reading the WP documentation, it sounded like the latest version of wordpress was designed to allow easy embedding of video from sites like youtube but was puzzled on how to get the size of it right.

    It is easy, you can copy/paste pure youtube link, and it should work out of the box (if you use WP 3.5+) You can always try [embed width="640" height="360"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5_Q-LvQu1Y[/embed] as explained at Codex but for some reason only that worked well for me (with right size) was previous solution.

    Thread Starter Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    Thank you so much, @tomaja! That worked perfectly! (The suggestion you made to use [embed width="640" height="360"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5_Q-LvQu1Y[/embed])

    I am running the most current version of WordPress and had read in the Codex that embedding videos was now easy but could not get that viewing pane size figured out – your tip was exactly what I needed. Thanks a million! I will mark this thread solved.

    Thread Starter Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    @nikeo @electricfeet @rdellconsulting @acub This could be another helpful tip to add to the FAQs page at http://www.themesandco.com/customizr/faq/. Thank you again for the awesome theme and the help you constantly give in the support theme, I have been able to look up many answers to my questions.

    Theme Author Nicolas

    (@nikeo)

    @lisa : yes good idea : it is now in my to do list! I am sure it will help as it did for you.
    Thanks for using the theme.
    Live long and prosper with Customizr!

    Thread Starter Lisa

    (@ldanielpour962gmailcom)

    @nikeo – thanks so much, great!

    My only other suggestion is if there is also a simple tag or code to use to allow having regular copy/text on the left side of the web page and have the embedded video appear at right of the copy, much like if you uploaded an image and have text at left and the image at right. I realize that may be much more complicated to handle, just another wish list thought.

    Thanks again!

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