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How To Add A YouTube Video To Your Site

Adding a YouTube video to your site is a great way of sharing additional media content to your users. You could use a video to showcase your products, or even talk more about your shop.

To add a YouTube video to your website please follow the instructions below:

  1. Log in to your Create account
  2. Click on "Content" on the Top Menu
  3. Click on "Widgets" on the left hand menu
  4. Click to "Add Widget"
  5. Choose the YouTube widget
  6. On the next page you can set the size of the video and then enter the YouTube URL of your clip (this will be in the address bar of your browser)
  7. Click "Add Widget" to save your YouTube widget.

To add the widget to your site pages:

  1. Click "Content" on the Top Menu
  2. Click “Edit” (the pencil icon) next the page you wish to insert the widget onto
  3. Drag and drop the YouTube Video icon from the left hand menu onto the desired place on the page
  4. Click on the search bar in the left hand menu to select your video
  5. To save you changes, click "Done" then "Save".

 

If the YouTube widget is not working

If you receive an error message (see below) on the video on your live site there will likely be something wrong with the URL inputted.

Double check the Youtube URL to ensure that there are no extra characters or extensions that shouldn't be there. As a rule of thumb, anything appended after an ampersand (&) should be removed, along with the ampersand itself. You should also use the full link, rather than any shorterned versions (so use youtube.com rather than youtu.be)