I encountered a bunch of frustration as I was putting together the delivery page of my Ebook and video series recently.
I had tried everything to get the darn videos to center and display, however, they wouldn’t and there was no rhyme or reason why.
Ever been there?
I noticed that when I copy and pasted my HTML script for my videos into the work area and then “saved” OR “switched to the “visual” editor, mystery code would embed itself into my original script.
So naturally, if the mysterious code was in there, they were not going to work. I’d take it back out, resave it and upon SAVE, the editor threw it in again.
Well, after fussing with it for too long (you know how that goes), I skyped my good friend Dan and he offered an easy solution.
Dan told me about the Embedit Pluggin for WordPress. It works brilliantly.
Embedit is a simple plugin that allows you to embed any HTML code (Youtube, UStream or whatever) in a post, deciding precisely where to embed it, allowing you freedom of coding your HTML without being annoyed by the WYSIWYG editor.
Once you’ve installed it, its easy to use.
While editing a post, create a custom field with key HTML1 and paste the code you want to embed into the Value field.
Then just write HTML1 inside of these brackets [ ] in your post where you want to embed the html code. (Just use the standard WYSIWYG post content editing window, no need to switch to Code view).
If you need more videos on a page, just add more naming them 1-9, i.e. HTML1, HTML2, etc.
The plugin will allow you to embed up to nine HTML different snippets per post, placing each snippet in a different custom field.
So here’s what my custom fields code looks like and each one has the script for the video I’m using.
Here’s a short video I did that helps with a visual of what to do.
Hope this helps if you’re stuck with getting your videos to go where you want.
Please leave me a comment and let me know how you like this plugin or anything else we may need to know about the Embedit Plugin. Thanks so much and I look forward to hearing your experience and thoughts.