In the Georgetown WordPress template, editors can embed videos from Vimeo or YouTube.

The ability to upload videos directly to GU WordPress sites has been disabled, as it negatively affects page load times and lacks accessibility features that some third-party services provide.

Uploading your video to YouTube or Vimeo

YouTube and Vimeo provide detailed instructions for uploading videos:

There are no centralized Georgetown plans for either service, so videos should be uploaded to your personal or department channel/account.

Embed Blocks

To embed a video from a specific video streaming site, search for “video” in the block search and scroll to the Embed section. Then select the appropriate block – YouTube if your video is hosted on YouTube, or Vimeo if your video is hosted on Vimeo.

The block search bar with the word “video” and the Embed block are all outlined in red.

Then enter the URL for the video.

Youtube embed block in the editor with the block’s embed button outlined in red.

The video will appear in the video block. Use the caption field to add a caption below the video. Edit the positioning of the video within the text by using the buttons in the top-left of the video block. To edit the video URL click on the pencil icon in the top-right of the toolbar. 

An embedded YouTube video with the Edit URL option, Change Alignment option, and the empty caption slot are all outlined in red.

For more information on how to use YouTube, visit our documentation page on YouTube.

Media & Text

To add a block of text associated with a video, use the Media & Text block. Instructions on how to use this block can be found in our Media & Text documentation.