Many of us have heard of a little site called YouTube though the only way we can share YouTube videos is in a Post or a Page. Why stop there, WordPress? I'm at a loss why there is no better option in the available widgets. Embedding code into a Text Widget offers a very poor user experience.
The gigya method is more or less the same as using the Text Widget. The video size remains small which is not a good user experience.
There is an awesome widget that would fit perfectly into WordPress.com blogs because it presents a YouTube video, a playlist or a username's videos larger than an embed and keeps the reader/viewer on the blog. Win/Win!
Youtube Sidebar Widget
How often does anyone watch a video that is the size of a sidebar and how many people actually know how to enlarge a YouTube video without ending up on YouTube.com vs staying on the site with the embeded video?
I can't be the only one who would love to use this on their site. WP Team, please add this widget to the wp.com widget pool. =)
Who else is with me?
The blog I need help with is garyploski.wordpress.com.