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In reply to: [Featured Video Plus] Embedding in non-standard proportions?
Update, four days later: If you visit the page on my site now, you’ll notice that everything is displaying as expected. I ended up exporting a new version of my video, cropped in the standard 16:9 proportion, uploaded it to YouTube, and embedded THAT version on my site. (I left the other crop up on YouTube.) I would still like to be able to occasionally embed differently-proportioned videos, and have them display in their intended proportions without any letter-boxing or pillar-boxing. I will dig into the code of the plugin and see if I can come up with an answer. Maybe I could use page-specific CSS to tweak the percentages? Thanks again!
Hi adamflove, I’ve have had a situation like this before. Here’s what you can do:
- Download and unzip the WordPress software
- Visit your host’s control panel and set up a MySQL database, database user, and database password
- Use an FTP program like Transmit or Cyberduck to upload the “wordpress” folder (renamed to something else, if you like) to the root directory of your site on your host’s server
- Use your favorite browser and visit your-domain.com/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php (if you renamed the wordpress folder, change that part of the URL)
- If everything has gone well up to this point, you should see WordPress’s famous 5-minute install screen
- Enter your database, database user, and database password info you set up (or received from your host) in step 2
- Again, if everything has gone well, your new WordPress installation should be running at your-domain.com/wordpress
- Create an admin user and password (different from the database user and password) and start architecting your site, setting preferences, and creating content
- After you have built out your site’s content, changed to a theme you like, etc. you may want to follow the instructions in the link Tim S posted, above. That will allow you to remove the “wordpress” folder name from the URL, so your website can be powered by WordPress at your-domain.com
The readme.html file in the software’s folder also contains some helpful info and links. Good luck, and reply if it still doesn’t work as expected.