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Quick way to embed video on your WordPress blog

Underneath your video on YouTube, you should see a “share” tab. Click on “embed”. It will give you a chunk of code. You don’t need to understand that code in any way…just copy it.

Go to your blog post you are working on in WordPress. You will see two little tabs on the upper-right side of the text box where you are typing. It will default to “visual” but click on “text.” Simply paste that embed text anywhere you want it, and boom, this should work. You can hit “preview” to see if it worked right before you actually publish the post.

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Reminders from class 3/5

To do for after spring break: 

1.   Create a video, upload it to YouTube and share it via social media. Your video should in some way reflect your topic of focus. We will be competing to see who gets the most views, and there will be an as yet undetermined incentive for that. We’re all friends, but come on, this will be fun. MAX length is three minutes but that’s probably too long; the shorter the better.

2.     Embed the video on your blog in a post. (If you really can’t figure out how to embed it, you can do a link, but I’d suggest asking me to show you how to do it or using Google. It’s a good skill to have)

3.     Personal reflection on your experiences creating and sharing the video should include thoughts on: How can you continue to use video to enhance your blog?  How do you think professionals in your future desired career – journalism, public relations, advertising, or any other could best utilize these sites?

4.     Read for next week and reflect in journal blog.

Optional: Play around with some of the new tools we talked about. Try to make a quality Instagram video.

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