Adding a YouTube video to your content couldn’t be easier with the Fusion Builder YouTube Element.
Step 1 – Create a new page or post, or edit an existing one.
Step 2 – Select the container and column you would like to place the video.
Step 3 – Click on the + Element button at the bottom of the column. Select or search for YouTube.
Step 4 – Now you have the options window open. The first and most important step is to place the YouTube video ID into the Video ID field. This is the the end section of the url; for example the Video ID for https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDyNsnB_COA is UDyNsnB_COA.
Step 5 – In the Alignment field, you can choose the alignment of the video in the column you are placing it in.
Step 6 – Set the dimensions of the video. This is in pixels, but you just enter a number. You can enter just the width or the height, and the other value will be auto calculated, assuming a 16:9 aspect ratio. If you have a non 16:9 aspect ratio video, enter both width and height.
NB. YouTube videos are displayed in a 16:9 aspect ratio, so if the video you choose or the dimensions you enter is not in that ratio, black bars are added to the side, or top and bottom.
Step 7 – There are a couple more options you can select. One is Autoplay, which by default is set to No, as it’s generally not considered good Netiquette for videos to autoplay, and there is an option for additional API parameters. The most common of these is &rel=0. For a full list of YouTube parameters, please see this document. And with Avada 7.4, we introduced a Video Facade option, to help with page speed. Once you have finished with the options, simply click save and the video will be inserted into your page.
Step 8 – If you preview your page, you will see the video as you have styled it.