This is a pretty basic step, very basic actually, but another client was coming across a glitch in loading YouTube videos to her website.
When you click Share on a YouTube video, and hit the Embed option, there are a couple of default sizes to share it out as. The smallest of those is 560px wide by 315px tall, though, and for many sites, that's too wide, especially if they have multiple columns setup.
After clicking Embed, follow these three steps below, using the accompanying screenshot with arrows. I warn you, it's utterly simple. Don't be insulted that I posted this. It's just easier to pass a picture.
- In the "Custom" box, near the size options, type in 500 in the "Width:" field, where I've placed the blue arrow on the picture.
- That will automatically update the width and length in the code, as indicated by the red arrow.
- Highlight, and copy the updated code, as circled by the yellow square in the photo. That is the code you need to paste into your website content. (Be sure you have changed any WYSIWYG editor into HTML mode.)
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