How to Add a YouTube Video to Your WikiSpaces Wiki

 Do you want to put the latest YouTube clip on your Wikispaces wiki? YouTube is a site that allows you to upload your videos to their site. You can also download and watch other people's videos. Now you can add the videos you want to your Wikispaces wiki.

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Adding YouTube Videos to Your Wikispaces Wiki

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To get started go to Browse through the videos and find one that you want to add to your Wikispaces wiki.

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Copy the YouTube Code - Share or Embed

Share a Youtuibe video screenshot

When you have located a video on YouTube, look beneath the video for the Share menu.

Select the Share menu and you will see a variety of options: A link you can share and buttons specific to Embed, Email, and various social media sites.

  • Link to Share: This will display the URL of the video. If you want to link to the video from your Wikispaces wiki, then copy this code. You may note that if you are watching and stop the video at any point, it will also give you the option to include that start time cue in the URL. Check that box if you don't want to start it at the beginning.
    Click the Copy link to copy it so that you can then paste it elsewhere.
  • Embed: If you want the video to actually show up on your Wikispaces wiki then copy this code. It will be enclosed in an iframe code. Use the Show More link to see a preview of the video. Using Show More you can also alter the size, whether or not to show suggested videos after the video finishes, the player controls, and the video title and player actions. You can also enable privacy-enhanced mode. If you change any of these, the code will update. Highlight all of the code and copy it.
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Add the YouTube Code to Wikispaces

Wikispaces Embed Media Box
Wikispaces Embed Media Box.
  • Go to the page on Wikispaces where you want to add your YouTube video.
  • Click Edit This Page.
  • Click on the Embed Media button. It's the one that looks like a little TV.
  • Paste the code you copied from YouTube into the pop-up box.
  • Click OK.
  • Click Save at the bottom of the page.
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See Your Video

Wikispaces Add Link Button
Wikispaces Add Link Button.
  • Now you will be able to see your video on your Wikispaces wiki. If you added a new page and you want to add the new page to your navigation go to the bottom of the page and click on "edit navigation" at the bottom of the navigation bar.
  • Choose the place in the navigation where you want to add your new link.
  • Click on the Add Link button.
  • Choose the page you want to add from the ​drop-down box.
  • Add a title for the page.
  • Click OK.
  • Click on Save on the page.

That's it! Enjoy having the video on your Wikispaces wiki.

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Deep Linking YouTube Videos

What if you want to link to a starting place of the video other than the very beginning? If the topic you want to display is several minutes into a video, you can deep-link to a different starting point.

To do so, you need to add a string to the end of the web address (URL) that you use to link or embed the video ​in your wiki. The string to add is in the format of #t=XmYs with X being the number of minutes and Y being the number of seconds for the timestamp of where you want the video to start.

For example, this is a YouTube video link:

To start at the 7 minutes, 6-second mark, add the tag #t=7m06s to the end of the URL: