MLSP has added a brand new custom plugin to your MLSP Sites blog! The NEW MLSP Video Embed Widget will make it quick and easy to embed videos in to your sidebars now – just as easy as embedding them in your posts and pages! (Because it uses the same technology!) Let's take a look at how we use it…
First thing you'll want to do is head on over to your Plugins tab, scroll down to find the MLSP Video Embed widget plugin, and go ahead and activate it.
Once thats activated, you can head over to your widgets area (Appearance -> Widgets) and you'll have a new widget available to you. Drag over a MLSP Video Embed Widget to the area you want it to display, fill out the title (if you want) and then just paste in a video link from one of the services that WordPress supports, like Youtube, Vimeo, Wistia, or even an MLSP hosted video.
(Note: In order to embed MLSP media or Wistia media, you need to have their respective embed plugins active, so activate the MLSP Media Embed and Wistia Embed plugins)
It's important to note that you DO NOT want to use embed script in your MLSP Sites blog. It's simply not needed. We rely on wordpress' oEmbed functionality which is a much cleaner and safer way to embed video. So instead of using something like this:
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tjUDblaW-Vc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
You'll simply use the link to the video itself like so:
And the end result will be this:
A list of the supported embed services can be found here: https://codex.wordpress.org/Embeds