Embedding, resizing and centering YouTube videos in WordPress posts.

I got very much annoyed by the fact that when I was adding YouTube video links the player size was just bloody huge… I tried finding the solution for it and at first it seemed like I have 2 choices… WordPress shortcodes or some 3rd party plug-in recommended by few users. I don’t want to add a 3rd party plug-in so I got left with shortcodes… and they simply suck… Example? You can find this on their examples site:



and as You can see it does nothing of what its promising. It behaves like a politician after the won elections. It just sits there and does absolutely nothing…

It almost seemed like I am out of the options… and then I have found this… I tried it using the same video as above…

[embed width=320]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNH56Vpg-A[/embed]


[embed height=320]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNH56Vpg-A[/embed]


Results are promising…

It’s embedded and resized. Now… Let’s try centering… Wrapping the whole thing in:

<p style="text-align: center;">TheWholeThing</p>

<p style="text-align: center;">[embed width=480]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNH56Vpg-A[/embed]</p>


So… Centering works…

Now lets try starting it at 20 seconds… adding:


<p style="text-align: center;">[embed width=640]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNH56Vpg-A&#t=00m20s[/embed]</p>


That works too…

So… Embedding? &#x2713 Resizing? &#x2713 Centering? &#x2713 Starting at a certain time? &#x2713

All good.




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