Thursday, 5 January 2012

How to fit a wide YouTube video into a blog post

I have found that sometimes a YouTube video spreads over to the side bar in a blog, so if you occasionally have that problem and don't know what to do about it, please read on. I am going to explain how to change the width of the video so that it fits in to the body of the blog.

1. Open up the YouTube video that you wish to embed, and click on 'Share' and then 'Embed'

 2. Copy the embed code but when you have put it into your blog post (in the HTML part), change the width of '560' to '420'. Don't change anything else.

3. You'll see that it now fits in perfectly. Save and publish your post.

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  1. Thanks you for this! Basics well explained, hopefully more advanced examples will follow.