Get the Video from YouTube
The next thing I want to do is show you how to insert a video with a text widget. I’m just going to go to my YouTube channel and actually, it doesn’t have to be my own. But let’s see, BYOB Website, well I’ll just grab this testimonial from her then or from him.
Customize the Video Size
And I’m going to share but I’m going to embed it. I know that my column is 320 pixels wide. So I’m going to say a custom size, that’s 320 by 180.
Place Video Code in Text Widget
And I’m just going to copy that, come back over to the widgets panel, open up a text widget, drop it in place, add testimonial. Hit save. Let’s try that again, there it is. So there’s the little YouTube video down here and you can click on it and it plays.
So you can see that a text widget can be used for lots and lots of different things, not just for inserting text. And there are a number of other things that we’ll look as time goes on that we can do with a text widget. But text widget is the workhorse really of all of the widgets in the widgets panel.