Adding a YouTube video to your website has never been easier thanks to the Fusion Builder YouTube Element. Just add the YouTube video ID, and away you go. It’s even got built in responsive features, so you don’t have to worry about the size of your videos! Read below to discover more about the YouTube Element!
How To Use The YouTube Element
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 – The dimensions of the video are next. This is in pixels, but you just enter a number. YouTube videos are 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. The most common sizes in the 16:9 aspect ratio are listed below:
- 2560 x 1440
- 1920 x 1080
- 1280 x 720
- 854 x 480
- 640 x 360
- 426 x 240
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. 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.
Location: The edit screen within each Element.
You can deploy as many individual Elements in pages and posts as you need, there is no limit. Within each of the Elements, you will see a tab or tabs that house an array of options that make it possible for you to configure each Element independently, and greatly enhance your flexibility and creative options.
There are no Global Options for the YouTube Element.