Embed / Upload Video to Portal

Embed Video into Portal

There are two ways to insert video into a SinglePoint widget.

If you are inserting a video from a major video hosting site like YouTube, use this method:

1. Select location on widget where you wish to upload video.
2. Click on the  icon.
3. This opens the Insert / Edit Video window.



4. Click on the General tag.
5. In a new window, locate the desired video on YouTube, and click on it to open the video.

 

6. Beneath the video, click on the Share link.
7. Beneath the Share link, copy the highlighted URL.
8. Now return toggle back to the Insert / Edit Video window, and paste the URL in the Source field. Then go to the Dimensions field, and enter 450 in the first box. This will ensure that the video fits your widget. Then click OK.
9. Click the  icon to ensure that the video is positioned exactly where you want it.

 



If you are inserting a video from another video hosting site, use this method:

1. Select location on widget where you wish to upload video.
2. Click on the  icon.
3. This opens the Insert / Edit Video window.


 

4. Click on the Embed tag.
5. In a new window, locate the desired video, and click on it to open the video.


 

6. Locate and click the Embed link. Here, you will find highlighted code to embed. NOTE: Before copying code, ensure that the width of the video size is no more than 450 pixels. (Any video wider than that will throw off the sizing of your widgets.) There is a drop-down menu called Video Size, which offers a variety of pre-sized options, and a Custom size option. Click the Custom size option, and enter 450 in the first box. This will change the video size in the Embed code. You may now copy the Embed code.


 

7. Now return toggle back to the Insert / Edit Video window, and paste the code in the space provided, and click OK.
8. Click the  icon to ensure that the video is embedded correctly, exactly where you want it.


NOTE: This method of embedding video also works with YouTube.

Upload Video to Portal

There may be times when you want to post video on your portal, but do not want it posted on public video sites. While you can upload hosted videos, you may also upload video files directly to the SinglePoint portal (without using YouTube or other video platforms), as long as the video is in the .mp4 format.

To upload video files, follow the same instructions as for adding a document. Depending on the size of the video, it may take 15-30 minutes to appear in search results.

  • When the file is uploaded and appears in search results, copy its URL. 
  • From the dashboard admin page, add a text widget.
  • Click the Insert/Edit Media icon in the text widget, and paste the URL of the uploaded file  into the “source” box.
  • Save your work.