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Step by Step Guide to Add YouTube

If are enrolled in either the Standard or Multimedia Plan you can embed YouTube videos into YouTube Artwork pages on your website.

  • To add a new YouTube video to your website, click on the YouTube link in the Artwork subheading of the Artwork and Content Section of your Control Panel.
  • Clicking on the YouTube link in your Control Panel takes you to an Add New Artwork page:

Title & Date Completed

  • In the Add New Artwork page you can Title your YouTube video and select the Date Completed from a dropdown menu.
  • You can also select how you would like the Date of your Video to appear on your website from a dropdown menu titled Display Date As.
  • You can opt to display the entire date of creation for your Video, to display the year only, or to display no date whatsoever.

Media, Dimensions & Price

  • In the text fields provided, you can enter the Media, Dimensions and Price for your Video.
  • As with all descriptive text fields and boxes in your Control Panel, the Media, Dimensions and Price text fields are optional.
  • Not adding text to any of the fields means the fields will simply not appear on your website.

Caption & Description

  • Next, you can add a Caption describing your YouTube piece. The Caption text field does not appear on your website. It is used to help with site accessibility and search engine indexing. Your Caption should be a neutral description for an uninformed viewer. Describe your YouTube video as if for an audience who can read about it but is unable to see it.
  • You may add an optional Description for your YouTube video keeping in mind that Descriptions are great places to use content rich wording in order to stay appealing to search engines and to help with your search engine optimization. You can add Special Formatting to your Description (and to any large text box in your Control Panel) by using a series of symbols to indicate the special text options available. You'll see a quick key of these options under the Description text box and other text boxes that allow special formatting.

Add To Folder & Copy URL/Embed Code

  • Under the dropdown menu labeled Add to Folder you may choose where your new YouTube video will be located. You may select Home Page for the YouTube video to be accessible directly from the first page of your website. You may also place your new Video inside a Folder you've already created.
  • Next, copy the URL for your YouTube video or its embed code into the text box titled YouTube URL or <embed> code:.

Thumbnail, Artwork Alignment, For Sale & Hide

  • You may upload a custom Thumbnail for your YouTube video by clicking Browse under Upload a custom 100×100 pixel thumbnail for this piece and locating the Thumbnail on your computer that you wish to use. If you have selected Thumbnail Navigation uploading a custom Thumbnail image is required.
  • Under the dropdown menu labeled Artwork Alignment you may choose where your new YouTube video will appear (Top, Center, or Bottom + Left, Center, or Right). You can also select Use Master Setting from the Artwork Alignment dropdown menu. You can set your Master Setting for Artwork Alignment under the Artwork Alignment link in the Artwork Settings subheading of the Site-Wide Settings section of your Control Panel.
  • If you'd like for your piece to appear For Sale on your website, check the Sell using PayPal box below the Artwork Alignment dropdown menu. If you opt to list your Image as For Sale, fill out the Sale Label text field with a unique label to identify this piece when sold. Then enter the email address for your PayPal account in the PayPal Account text field.
  • Should you wish to hide your YouTube video from your website you may do so by checking the Hide this piece at the bottom of the Add New Artwork page.

See Also

help/cp/step-by-step-guide-to-adding-youtube.1314076992.txt.gz · Last modified: 2011/08/23 01:23 by debbie