There are two methods to doing this, depending on your needs, workflow, and website setup.
PowerPress embed field
If you want full control over your embedded video, you're probably familiar with copying and pasting embed codes from YouTube.
You can get a YouTube video embed code from the Share panel, and it would look like the following.
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/JxEfEGPUgUs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
This is HTML code, so it would have to be pasted in the “text” editor in WordPress, or use it in the PowerPress embed field.
Follow these instructions to enable the embed field.
- Go into PowerPress > Settings > Basic Settings.
- Checkmark “Embed Field (Enter embed code from sites such as YouTube, Viddler and Blip.tv).”
- Under that, checkmark “Replace Player with Embed (Do not display default player if embed present for episode.)”
Now, when you insert a podcast episode, you'll have a new field labeled “Media embed” where you can paste this embed code.
WordPress's oEmbed feature will not automatically embed videos from just their URLs in this field. You can only paste full HTML embed code as shown above.
Display player toggle
You may prefer to let WordPress's oEmbed automatically embed your videos from just a URL. Some plugins or WordPress themes will handle videos better if they're either embedded with the URL or with the embed code.
Paste just the URL of a YouTube or Vimeo video into its own paragraph in a WordPress post. Then follow these instructions to enable the display player toggle.
- Go to PowerPress > Settings > Basic Settings.
- Checkmark ” Display Player and Links Options.”
- Under that, checkmark “No Player Option (Disable media player on a per episode basis)” or “No Player & Links Option (Disable media player and links on a per episode basis).”
Now, when you attach a podcast episode with the widget in the post editor, you can disable displaying the player, and you won't have double videos on your page!
Manually position PowerPress with a shortcode
If you want more control over your PowerPress position than just above or below your content (configurable in PowerPress > Settings > Media Appearance), then you need the shortcode!
where you want your player. I like to place the shortcode below my video.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=JxEfEGPUgUs Vimeo video along with a downloadable podcast episode in your WordPress post without double players.Learn how to include both a YouTube or
Great for audio podcasts with YouTube videos
If you upload your videos to YouTube (or other services) but only distribute the audio as a podcast, then this is another great way to enable both on your website.
Use the same URL and shortcode as above, but don't hide the player. This will result in a YouTube video player, but a PowerPress audio player as I've done in many episodes. (The following is an example from episode 119.)
The PowerPress shortcode has a lot more power than just manually positioning your player, but I'll cover that in future tutorials.
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