What's the best way to display a video on my WordPress website?
If you don't wish the video to be in the body of your page, or if you would like a video to be available on multiple pages, you can display a video using a thumbnail in a Freeform widget:
When the thumbnail is clicked, the video will then pop-up in a box on the same page:
To do this, create a Freeform widget and paste the following code, replacing the bolded portions with your video's information:
<div class="widget-lightbox-video"> <p class="widget-lightbox-video-caption">Video Title Here</p> </div><a href="Video URL Here" rel="wp-video-lightbox" title="Video Description Here"> <img src="Preview Image URL Here" class="widget-lightbox-video-image" alt="Video Title Here" /></a>
To get the preview image URL, upload a 200px by 160px image you want to use as a preview in the WordPress media uploader (Select Media, then Add New) and copy the "File URL" on the right of the screen.