GuildPortal FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about GuildPortal Hosting


Q: How Do I Add a YouTube Video Playlist to My Site?

You can embed a custom YouTube playlist on your GuildPortal site using the instructions outlined in YouTube's help under "How do I add a playlist to my blog or web page?". On GP, the only additional step is to add a Free Form Text/HTML widget to the page you want your playlist on, edit it, switch to HTML view (along the bottom of the editor), and paste in the code you got from YouTube. Below are the instructions on getting the code from YouTube:

"To show a selection of videos that is easily editable, embed a playlist. When you update the playlist on YouTube, the playlist on your site will update as well. This is a good way of creating longer stories through a series of videos, or simply giving your readers more pre-selected content to watch.

  • To create a playlist, go to the My Playlists page, click 'Create a Playlist' and fill out the information.
  • As you find videos you like on YouTube, click 'Add to Playlist' under the player to add them to your list. You can change the order of the videos in your playlist by returning to the 'My Playlist' page.
  • The easiest way to embed a playlist is to create a custom player. Go to your YouTube account and click "Custom Video Players", then "Create Custom Player". Select a color and format for your player, and then choose what is going to play in it—you can choose a playlist, your own uploaded content, or your favorites—and then click the "Generate Code" button.
  • Copy and paste the code into your blog entry or web page, just as you did with the embedded video above."

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