How to Center Video in WordPress

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

A few quick tricks for those of you that may not know how to center and increases the size of your video quickly with HTML code.

How to Center Video in WordPress

 

 

 

You may want to watch the video on this page and follow along.
In the video, I’m going to scroll down and show you the position and dimensions of the video. 


As you can see, it’s on the left side and of the page and the video is difficult to see the controls. If you try to click here it will not enlarge, which will force your viewers to leave your website and view it on YouTube. We can’t have that! Right?


So, we’re going to just increase the size of the video within WordPress.


We’re going to go to edit, you may need to go into your dashboard.


I’ve got this toggled on the HTML code.


Click next to I train and enter this code. Scroll down to where the video starts, if you used the embed code it will begin with iframe.
Right next to the word iframe, no space, I’m going to type a carrot symbol on either side of the word center all lower case.

Example:  <center>

 

Next, we will close it at the end of iframe, type the exact same except add a forward slash.

 

Example:  </center>

Now, while still in HTML , we’re going to increase the width and height of the video.


So we are going to add 200 pixels to both dimensions.


To the Youtube video it is 615, so we will change to 816 and height is 415 so we’ll make it 615.


Now update, which saves everything. And let’s view the post.
You will see that not only is the video centered, it is also larger so people will be able to see the video without needing to view it from YouTube.


And we did it all very quickly by only adding a little HTML code.


Now, the video is much larger and easier to see!


You can center words and images the same way. And you may increase or decrease images or videos too.


Be careful when you increase an image, though.  If the resolution is already high enough your photo may look pixelated, grainy or fuzzy. You will not have issues decreasing the size.


Let me know if this helps, I hope you start using this regularly.


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Bye for now!


Leslie 🙂

 

Leslie ONeill

Leslie O'Neill

 

P.S.  If you haven’t seen this, you may like:  

Part 1 of a 2 part series  –  Image Will Not Post To Facebook

 

P.S.S.  Or maybe:  Wordpress: Remove Spam and Pending Comments in Seconds

 

 

How to Center Video in WordPress

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Leslie is by nature entrepreneurial. When she was 21, she opened and operated a dance studio. In 1984, she became both a scuba instructor and a licensed pilot. In 1993, she earned multi-engine, instrument and commercial pilot’s licenses. Her wish for others; "Remain true to yourself and never lose sight of your dreams. Make steps each day toward your goals, never give up; you will make it!" Current interests: scuba diving, golf, snow skiing, travel, cooking, gardening, reading, learning and sharing. Leslie truly enjoys exploring life's possibilities with others, and often recognizes skills in others that they did not know they possessed. She encourages everyone to follow their passions and live out their dreams. She greatly enjoys learning about and supporting others' plans and ideas.

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