How to show thumbnail on blog instead of entire youtube video?

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  • #1248622

    natayholmes
    Member

    I would like to know if it is possible to show a thumbnail of the video i want on my page, instead of the giant youtube video??

    The blog I need help with is natayholmes.com.

    #1248765

    timethief
    Member

    At Settings -> Media in your Dashboard, what size do you have set for “Maximum size for auto-embeds” ?

    #1248773

    natayholmes
    Member

    under setting– media, it has three option for image sizes…

    Thumbnail size Width:150 Height:150
    Medium size Max Width:300 Max Height:300
    Large size Max Width:1024 Max Height:1024

    is this what i’m looking for??

    #1248774

    timethief
    Member

    I believe it is but I could be wrong. I recall setting the width and height attributes in the link itself.

    Example: http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/youtube/#video-customization-options
    To specify the width and height explicitly:
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNH56Vpg-A&w=320&h=240]

    #1248777

    natayholmes
    Member

    thank you…

    do you know the proper size to use in the link to make video a thumbnail?

    #1248778

    timethief
    Member

    =150

    #1248779

    natayholmes
    Member

    thank you…

    also.. once i embed the video it shows up to the middle of the page..
    is there any way to move the video to the side (left)??

    #1248783

    timethief
    Member
    #1248786

    natayholmes
    Member

    i don’t think it works for videos… i tried…
    thank you…

    #1248787

    timethief
    Member

    This example worked in my test blog.
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNH56Vpg-A&w=320&h=150]

    #1248788

    natayholmes
    Member

    i was able to embed the video and get the size down.. i just wanted to have the words and video right next to each other (side by side).. but maybe its my theme that won’t allow me to do that.

    my words are aligned to the left.. while my video is under the words toward the middle of the page

    #1248789

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry but you will have to wait for another Volunteer, most likely justpi to assist you with your alignment issue.

    #1248792

    natayholmes
    Member

    thank you for your help!!!

    #1248793

    timethief
    Member

    It didn’t amount to much as I don’t use thumbnail sized youtubes and haven’t experienced this alignment issue myself. It’s going to come down to coding into the Text (HTML) editor and justpi excels in that.

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