February 3, 2013

How To Add Videos to Your Blogger Sidebar

Many LDS bloggers would love to know how to add videos such as Mormon Messages to the sidebar of their Blogger blogs. There may be an easier way, but here is how I do it.

How to Add a Video to Your Blogger Sidebar
  1. Sign in to YouTube or create an account if you don't have one
  2. Find the video you want to share
  3. Pause the video or it will keep playing :-) 
  4. Click on "Share" which is next to "About" 
  5. The window "Share this video" will open up 
  6. Click on "Embed" 
  7. Check your little option boxes. I use "Share with playlist starting from current video," and "Show suggested videos when the video finishes" and "Enable privacy-enhanced mode." You may choose different options. Read the definitions to know what you want to do.
  8. Choose the "Video size" based on the size of your sidebar. I usually customize the size by changing the width and height in the code box. (If you don't know the size of your side bar, go to Blogger Design, click on Template, in the middle click on the orange Customize, click on Adjust widths and you will see the size of your side bar(s).)
  9. Copy the code
  10. Go to your Blogger page. In the upper right click on Blogger Design; click on Layout page
  11. Go to "Add a Gadget" on your layout
  12. Open an HTML/JavaScript gadget
  13. Paste the code into the gadget. Decide if you want a title or not, and save.
  14. Preview the page to see if the video is the correct size. If not change your size in the HTML/JavaScript gadget. Or go back to YouTube and repeat the above steps.
  15. Slide the gadget to the position you want on your sidebar.
  16. Click the orange "Save arrangement" button.
  17. View your blog and see click on the video to see if it works. You did it!
Let me know if this explanation was simple enough. I love seeing LDS videos on blogs. Share the message and spread the Gospel. Good luck adding a video to your blog!

LDS YouTube Videos You May Want to Share
Make sure you watch official videos from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Book of Mormon: An Introduction
Mormon Missionaries: An Introduction
The Book of Mormon: A Book With A Promise
Mormon Temples: The Blessings of the Temple
Families Can Be Together Forever

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for helping my friend Jalapeno Gal - and thank you for posting this so I can do it too! Still love your blog, sorry I can't comment real often.

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  2. Never thought it would be that simple! Thank you.

    http://www.onlyboysandtomboys.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Worked wonderfully. I had to make my video either public or unlisted for it to show up in Blogger, but your instructions were perfect. Thanks.

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