How to make a video available on the website

You can easily make a video available to view directly from your website by following these steps.

  • Upload the video to YouTube
  • Set Privacy to Unlisted
  • Click Share and take a note of the URL
  • When editing the website, click an Insertion Point and add a Video content block
  • Type in the URL

Here are the steps in more detail.

If you have created your own video and you want to make it available, upload it to YouTube. If you are unsure how to do this, see YouTube help for computers or iPads

Note: If the video that you want to share is already available on YouTube, then you do not need to add it again!

When you have uploaded the video, ensure you set the Privacy setting to Unlisted. Making a video unlisted means that only people who have the link to the video can view it. Unlisted videos won’t appear in any of YouTube's public spaces or search results, but it can be viewed from the Prep website.

Note: Don't set the video privacy setting to Private or visitors will not be able to view it.

Open the video on YouTube so that it plays (see below).

Click the word Share underneath the video to reveal a link (otherwise known as a URL) for the video. The link will usually start with http://youtu.be/ followed by a short code.

Copy the link to the clipboard as you will need it later in the process. There are many ways to copy the link to the clipboard. First select the link using the mouse Next right-click and select Copy or press Ctrl-C (or Cmd-C on Mac). 

To add the video to the Prep website, log on and edit the page or the post where you want the video to appear.

Click an Insertion Point where you would like to add your video.

In the Block Menu that appears, scroll down to video.

The Edit Video window will appear, prompting you for the Video URL.

Paste or type the URL that you copied or noted earlier into the Video URL box. Wait for a few seconds for a message to appear under the link. It should say Successfully located. If it doesn't, check the link.

The video description will automatically be added. You can amend this if required.

Once you have added the video, simply click the Save button in the Edit Video window and your video will then be added to your content. If you are adding it to a post, don't forget to Save the post too!