Smart YouTube Widget – The Problem
I was trying to demo how to set up a video in my sidebar and was getting no where.
It seems the Smart Youtube widget would take the code and not render the video.
It would display the code.
At first I thought it was a conflict with the Thesis theme and changed and tested with the Magazine theme…
The problem persisted.
Tried a couple of other themes and confirmed that the themes were not the issue.
Smart YouTube Widget – The Solution
With the themes out of the way, I went to the Smart Youtube Pro plugin settings.
One by one I tested each setting until I found the culprit…the WiziApp Support setting.
The WiziApp Support setting has to be disabled.
It has to be unchecked or it will prevent the Smart YouTube Pro widget from functioning.
There it is pure and simple.
Take a look at the video to see what I am talking about and then go and use the plugin and widget if that makes sense for you.
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I had a transcription made of the video for those who prefer a written post. Enjoy
Hey Claude Pelanne here, Affiliate Starting Line. Welcome.This is going to
be a continuation of my Widget’s video series, and this one is going to be
about a widget called Smart YouTube What it allows you to do is put video
into you sidebar if you so desire. Why would you want to do that? Well you
might find a reason for it. Here’s my blog and if you see here on my
sidebar about Affiliates Starting Line, I have a video here so it kind of
takes care of, if anybody wants to find out what the sites about, you’ve
got your main content here and then in the sidebar you have a video and
don’t forget on the right-hand side here if there’s any expansions, so when
you play these it’s really kind of small. You don’t want, you can’t see
much but you click the expansion full screen and it takes it full screen.
So how do you set that up, well down here is a widget called Smart YouTube
and you can just drag it over to your sidebar. Now it’s going to present
you with a title that you can put in here. Mattcutts, and search, that’s
my title. And then down here it gives you a box where you can put in your
code. Now where do you get the code? You get the code by going to YouTube,
you find a video that you want to share, you click the share button, and
you can lift this code right here, copy it, bring it over to your widgets
and … I’ll just do it the old fashioned way, copy it in now. For a Smart
YouTube, if you look at the instruction, I’ll show you, you have to add a
designator after the HTTP, you can be a v or a VH. I add VH, because I
shoot in high def.
So you add that designation, you click save, and then you go take a look at
your website and there’s its Mattcutts, and search and there’s the video.
Now if I click play, It’ll start playing. Now you can’t see anything there
so you want to come here and click full screen. It takes it full screen, so
that’s how you use this widget. Now there’s a thing about this, to use this
widget and to make sure that it plays properly you come down to your
settings here, now when you, to load in the plug-ins Smart YouTube, which
is how this widget gets embedded into your widgets page, you come to the
setting’s for Smart YouTube Now I have video done on Smart YouTube, but
this one is an updated version that allows you to put a video in a sidebar.
What you want to do is, you come down here and pick your selections, you
video settings, so I displayed videos and posts, I don’t display them in
comments. I can use iframe embed code, Google, YouTube gives you the
ability to either pick up this URL, or pick up an iframe code, if you want
to use that in your post or blog, so that’s what that does.
Video appearance I wouldn’t worry about it. Here you select which formats
you want to use when you embed a video so depending on the theme you have,
you can decide which size box works for you, that’s a matter of
experimentation. These are sizes that work for me based on the theme that
I’ve been using. I can change these, now for your sidebar you select what
size box you want that video to appear in. So you can change these to
whatever values you want, 300×225, whatever. I picked 150×125 because it
fits into the sidebar of the theme I’m using. I choose not to use related
videos and then the rest of these you can decide whether you want to auto-
play, I never want to auto-play I don’t want to display the search box, I
don’t want the color box, I don’t want ratings, remove titles and ratings,
I like to do that. Remove animations, yes, hide the YouTube logo, yes, and
Now down here there’s a couple of things here, Wizzy App Support, this
helps you publish your blog as an iPhone app. If you turn this on, if you
enable Wizzy App it will disable the sidebar search capability, the play
capabilities so I’ll show you. If I click Wizzy App Support, and refresh
it, I come to my screen here, if I refresh, gone. It’s showing me the code,
it’s not setting up properly. So you need to come down here and make sure
that you have not selected Wizzy App. You deselect it, make sure that it’s
not selected and click updates and then your video will appear. So that’s
the basic lesson, take away from what I’ve just told you, it took me quite
a while to figure this one out because I had to go through all these
options, enabling HTML, it’s OK, I’m enabling all the others, it’s OK, but
if you enable Wizzy App, you’re going to turn off the sidebar capability.
That’s the whole point behind using that widget. Let me get back to the
widgets page. So that’s how you use the Smart YouTube widget and I’m going
to continue, with one more video that shows some of the other basic widgets
that are available. But in the case of using video, the Smart YouTube plug-
in is great and the widget in the sidebar widget is great also as long as
you have it set up properly the way I showed you. So that’s it, I hope this
helped, this video has been helpful. This is Claude Pelanne, Affiliates
Starting Line. Stay with it, stay well, and we’ll talk to you soon.