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The Video Widget allows you to add a video to the sidebar or footer of your site. You can add a video that you’ve uploaded to your site.

Video Widget Basics

Here’s an example of a video widget:

The font and appearance of the title in widgets varies by theme, so yours will look different. This example is from the Sapor theme.


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Add the Video Widget

To add the widget to your site:

  1. In your dashboard, click on Appearance → Customize → Widgets.
  2. Choose the location where you’d like to place the widget on your site. Common options here include the Footer and Sidebar, but this may be different depending on your theme.
  3. Click either of the + block inserter buttons (see right) to see a list of all the available blocks and widgets.
  4. Scroll down to the Widgets section and click on the widget once to add it to your site.

For general information on working with widgets, see this guide.

The two + icon block inserter buttons are marked with arrows.
Block inserter buttons

Click the Add Video button to select the video you want to put in the video widget.

After you’ve added the video to your video widget, you’ll see a preview of the widget appear on your blog. You can also enter a Title in the widget options, which will appear above the video.

When you’re satisfied, click Save Changes to add the widget to your site.

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