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AARFIE SUPPORT

How do I insert a video into my web site content?

The Aarfie Platform does not allow the traditional copy and paste of video embed HTML from the video host (e.g. Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) to your site content. Instead it uses an advanced embed function to save you from this procedure and also ensure that your embedded video code is consistent, secure and update-able.

To use this simple video embed functionality refer to the Embed Shortcode instructions or the following example using our preferred video hosting service.

Vimeo

We recommend Vimeo for inserting all video content into web sites. Vimeo offers the highest standard, cleanest and easiest to use tools for uploading and sharing your videos on the web.

Step 1: If you do not already have a Vimeo account, sign up for a Vimeo account for free.

Step 2: Upload your videos using Vimeo’s easy to use controls. Refer to Vimeo Basics to help you get started.

Step 3: Once your video has been uploaded, visit your video page in your Vimeo account area and copy that page’s URL. For example:

Copy Vimeo URL

Copy the URL of your Vimeo page

Step 4: Paste the URL on a new line in your web site content as detailed in the embed shortcode support article. For example:

A stunning video:

http://vimeo.com/10655199

Stomacher - Untitled/Dark Divider
by Sean Stiegemeier

Publish / update our page and we get:

A stunning video:

Stomacher – Untitled/Dark Divider
by Sean Stiegemeier

Clearly that’s too big!

So, again referring to the embed shortcode support article, we add the embed shortcode tags and set the maximum width to 560px (pick a value to suit your layout):

A stunning video:

[embed width="560"]http://vimeo.com/10655199[/embed]

Stomacher - Untitled/Dark Divider
by Sean Stiegemeier

Publish / update our page and we get:

A stunning video:

Stomacher – Untitled/Dark Divider
by Sean Stiegemeier

Perfect!

Additional Reference

Last Modified: 9th May, 2011