Adding and Embedding Videos

Adding/Embedding Videos with the YMCA Website Services Text Editor

YMCA Website Services allows you to upload and embed images directly into a block of text, either from your computer or from the YMCA Website Services media library and browser.

Adding Videos

  • To add an video, click on the video button in the text editor toolbar.
  • Make sure you’re on the “Add Video” tab.
  • Next, name your video and paste the URL into the
  • Hit “Save” to go through to the next step.

Adding Videos from the Media Library

  • To add an image from the library, click on the image icon in the text editor toolbar.
  • Next, click on the tab that says “All Images”
  • Name your image, tag it, and write your alt description.
  • Hit “Save” to go through to the next step.

Sizing and Floating Your Video

After you save your video to the media library, a dialogue box will appear, giving you some additional options for embedding it inline.

  • Entity Name simply refers to the name of your video, which you provided on the previous screen.
  • Display as allows you to change the size of the video display without the size of the original video.* By default, YMCA Website Services comes with Full, Half, and Link display modes
    • Full means your video fills the area where it’s inserted
    • Half mean the video is half the size of its area.
    • Link outputs the video as a simple link.
  • Link to wraps the image in a link so that when users click on it, it goes to another page.
  • Align allows you to float a video to the center or either side of the page.
  • Caption outputs a caption below.

When you’re ready to embed the video, just click “Embed.” You can also click the back button on the bottom to choose a different video.

*If you want to make changes to the video you just embedded after you’ve added it, double click on the icon, and the “Embed media” dialogue will appear.

Last modified September 14, 2022: fix: Rename to YMCA Website Services (fcf52dfd)