Quite a number of fellow bloggers have asked me how I put the video into my blog at the top in the left hand side. This is how you do it.
First of all you need to create a video of something that you want featured. Then you need to host it somewhere. I have used Youtube to host the video. You will need to create a Youtube account so that you can upload videos and broadcast them. (if you haven’t got one yet I strongly suggest you get one and use it in your marketing) – Its free to use.
Now once you have a video made, and its uploaded to Youtube (or another place where you can create embedding code) you almost there. But if you are using youtube then its very easy and straightforward.
Go to your videos in your profile. And click to watch the video you want in your blog. (If you have just uploaded the video it takes a few minutes for the video to process before you can view it). You then need to go to the section marked ( 1) in the picture. You then need to go to the embed section marked (2) in the picture. Left click the words and then right click to copy the text. Now your finished on Youtube for the time being.
Now go to your voices blog and log into the control panel where you would check your stats etc. Now to get the right things you need to paste the Youtube text into follow this step. On the picture below I have numbered the steps so you can follow visually as well. Now
1. Click on DESIGN
2. Click on WIDGETS
3. In the drop down menu on the left hand side and go to TEXT and click on ADD
On the right hand side the widget will have been added and can now be found at the bottom of all the widgets on the left hand side. This is the widget you will need to add the text to.
In my picture this is numbered (4). Now to open the text box click the EDIT button numbered (5).
From here you need to paste the text you copied from Youtube into this box. This will then look like the picture below.
There is one last thing you need to do. In the picture below I have 4 red circles. READ CAREFULLY This is the most important part. Look at the code you have pasted in and you need to change it. It needs to look like mine. You will need to change the width from 425 to 220 and the height from 329 to 170. (This is the best fit I have found to work in this way.) Once you have done that you need to click the CHANGE button at the bottom of the text box and then SAVE CHANGES which is at the bottom of the widgets. Then view your bog and the video should be playing.