If I upgrade to Video Press, can I display a video in the sidebar?

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    If I purchase the video upgrade, will I be able to display a video player in the sidebar?
    Blog url: http://alamedapointenvironmentalreport.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is alamedapointenvironmentalreport.wordpress.com.



    Hi there, you can add video to a sidebar by pasting the appropriate shortcode into a text widget. No upgrade is needed.

    Here’s an example for YouTube:


    Just replace XXXXXXXX with your video ID and 200 with a width in pixels that fits nicely in your sidebar.

    There are shortcodes for several other video services, including Vimeo, Flickr and Viddler:


    Here’s how to add a text widget to a sidebar in case you haven’t done it before:


    If you do want the VideoPress upgrade so you can upload video to your own site, you can also use the VideoPress shortcode inside a text widget to display a video in the sidebar. Here’s an example:

    [wpvideo XXXXXXXX w=200]

    If you have any other questions, just let us know.

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