How to post a video on WellCommons

Adding videos to your posts on WellCommons is really easy, and only involves copy/paste.

Our system currently embeds video links from these sites. There are step-by-step instructions for using each one below:

THINGS TO KNOW NOW

  • Videos will NOT show up in the preview below your post. You must SAVE DRAFT or PUBLISH in order to view the embedded video.
  • Once you SAVE DRAFT or PUBLISH your post, the video will automatically embed in the location where you placed the link.
  • You can arrange videos in your post by copying/pasting the link in different locations in the body (e.g. moving the video from the beginning of the text to the end.)
  • You can have multiple videos in a single post.
  • You can have both photos and videos in a single post.
  • The same method for adding videos to posts works in comments on other WellCommons posts.


1) Journal-World websites
If you see a video you like on a Journal-World site, click the link to go to that video page. On the home page it looks like the image below:

If you see a video on one of our sites (LJWorld.com, KUSports.com, WellCommons.com or Lawrence.com) click the link to the video so you can add it to your WellCommons post.

If you see a video on one of our sites (LJWorld.com, KUSports.com, WellCommons.com or Lawrence.com) click the link to the video so you can add it to your WellCommons post.

Once you're on the video page, highlight the link in the address bar of your web browser and copy the link by right-clicking and selecting "copy" or hitting CTRL + C on your keyboard.

Copy and paste the link at the top of your web browser.

Copy and paste the link at the top of your web browser.

Paste the link directly into the body of your WellCommons post by right clicking and selecting "paste" or CTRL + V on your keyboard.

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2) YouTube
Go to the YouTube video page. Copy the video link from your web browser.

Copy the YouTube URL and paste it into the body of your WellCommons post. When you save and/or publish the post, the video will embed itself in the entry.

Copy the YouTube URL and paste it into the body of your WellCommons post. When you save and/or publish the post, the video will embed itself in the entry.

Paste the link directly into the body of your WellCommons post by right clicking and selecting "paste" or CTRL + V on your keyboard.


3) Vimeo
Vimeo is a video sharing service like YouTube. To embed a Vimeo video, go to the video's page and copy the link from the address bar of your web browser.

Vimeo is similar to YouTube. Just copy the video URL from your web browser and paste it in your WellCommons post.

Vimeo is similar to YouTube. Just copy the video URL from your web browser and paste it in your WellCommons post.

Paste the link directly into the body of your WellCommons post by right clicking and selecting "paste" or CTRL + V on your keyboard.


The finished product for all three of these methods will look similar to this:

Embedded video on WellCommons.

Embedded video on WellCommons.

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