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Uploading videos to YouTube

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Video: Uploading videos to YouTube

It may seem like a bit of a departure to start talking about YouTube in the middle of a WordPress course, and it is, but online video is becoming hugely important and a lot of people want to post videos on the web and feature them in their sites. Our demo site is no different. We have a custom post type specifically for videos, so we want to actually host videos in that custom post type. So what I am going to do is show you how to host videos online and showcase them on your portfolio site. The benefit of hosting your videos to YouTube is that they reach a much larger audience than if they were just on your website alone, and that YouTube is free.

Uploading videos to YouTube

It may seem like a bit of a departure to start talking about YouTube in the middle of a WordPress course, and it is, but online video is becoming hugely important and a lot of people want to post videos on the web and feature them in their sites. Our demo site is no different. We have a custom post type specifically for videos, so we want to actually host videos in that custom post type. So what I am going to do is show you how to host videos online and showcase them on your portfolio site. The benefit of hosting your videos to YouTube is that they reach a much larger audience than if they were just on your website alone, and that YouTube is free.

If you want more information about YouTube, you can check out the YouTube Essential Training course on lynda.com. The first step to uploading video on YouTube is of course to set up an account and then log into that account. I've already done here, so I can jump straight to the upload process. So I will click on this Upload button here and then upload the video. So I'll navigate under my Assets and videos to this one with a bread in it, click Open, and then I have to give video a title. So I will call it Pizza Primavera, and I'll put in a description text.

For YouTube videos it's always a good idea to tag them. So I will Tag this one pizza, food, photography, and lynda. And I will put it under a category. Howto & Style. Make sure it's Public so people can see it and publish it under the Standard YouTube License. When I save these changes, the video goes public and I can now go and watch it. So I will just follow this link up here, and here's my video live to the world.

Now that the video is live on YouTube, I can see it, other people can see it, and more importantly you can take the video that lives on YouTube and embed it into your own site. YouTube prides itself on being free, open to everyone and supported on devices big and small. As a result, if your video is on YouTube, people can watch it on their computer, their phone, or even their television, and that's great for you!

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Create an Online Portfolio with WordPress

40 video lessons · 28392 viewers

Morten Rand-Hendriksen
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  1. 6m 28s
    1. Welcome
      58s
    2. Using the exercise files
      3m 54s
    3. Using the code snippets file
      1m 36s
  2. 8m 31s
    1. What is an online portfolio?
      2m 43s
    2. Tour of the finished project
      3m 15s
    3. Setting up a WordPress development environment
      2m 33s
  3. 16m 10s
    1. Creating site architecture
      5m 1s
    2. Creating a child theme
      6m 7s
    3. Creating an external file to manage functions separately from the theme
      5m 2s
  4. 25m 26s
    1. What is a custom post type?
      2m 14s
    2. Setting up a custom post type
      6m 39s
    3. Adding advanced variables to the custom post type
      3m 35s
    4. Advanced custom post type functionalities
      4m 29s
    5. Changing the menu position of the custom post type
      3m 19s
    6. Adding a custom post type icon
      5m 10s
  5. 22m 8s
    1. What are custom taxonomies?
      3m 34s
    2. Setting up a basic custom taxonomy
      2m 52s
    3. Hooking a custom taxonomy to a post type
      3m 13s
    4. Adding advanced variables to a custom taxonomy
      3m 9s
    5. Using hierarchical and nonhierarchical custom taxonomies
      5m 54s
    6. Using custom taxonomies in admin
      3m 26s
  6. 25m 40s
    1. Populating content into the custom post types
      10m 54s
    2. Uploading videos to YouTube
      2m 22s
    3. Embedding YouTube videos in a custom post type
      4m 23s
    4. Uploading videos to WordPress
      8m 1s
  7. 39m 47s
    1. Creating custom post type templates
      6m 50s
    2. Adding taxonomy info to the custom post type template
      9m 13s
    3. Creating conditional custom taxonomy links
      4m 46s
    4. Handling multiple post type templates: Individual templates
      6m 25s
    5. Handling multiple post type templates: Consolidating everything in one file
      6m 21s
    6. Handling multiple post type templates: Making custom post types the default
      6m 12s
  8. 15m 23s
    1. Creating an index page for a custom post type
      8m 10s
    2. Creating a custom taxonomy index page
      7m 13s
  9. 12m 3s
    1. Creating a custom footer sidebar template
      6m 58s
    2. Displaying a list of links to the latest custom post type posts
      5m 5s
  10. 14m 58s
    1. Creating static pages for the front and the blog
      4m 54s
    2. Populating the menu with new index pages
      4m 52s
    3. Creating a contact page with a contact form
      5m 12s
  11. 5m 55s
    1. Including the abstraction layer in other stock themes
      5m 55s
  12. 1m 22s
    1. Next steps
      1m 22s

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