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Video is increasingly becoming a key feature of online media. Videos can help attract readers who are looking for quick information about major topics, as videos help compliment all of the in-depth information on wiki pages. In turn, more readers can lead to more contributors for your wiki.

Wiki Videos are featured at the top of many of the high traffic pages on FANDOM, and wikis have the option of adding additional videos throughout their pages.

How to add a video to your wikiEdit

To add a video to your wiki, follow these instructions:

  • Find the video you would like to add to your wiki. You can use videos from the FANDOM Video Library, which includes licensed videos, or you can use a video from any of our supported video sites.
  • Copy the URL of the video you would like to add.
  • Go to Special:Videos, linked in the "Explore" menu of the navigation, and click "Add a Video".
Add a Video
  • A box will pop up asking you to enter the URL of the video you would like to add. You can also use this box to search for videos.
  • Paste the URL of the video and click Add.
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Special:Videos will show you all of the videos that are available on your wiki. You can use this page to view the newest videos on your wiki.

How to add a video to a pageEdit

Note: If you are using FANDOM's Classic Editor or source mode, follow the instructions on Help:Video embed tool.

To add a video to a page using the Visual Editor, follow these instructions:

  • Click Edit to open the Visual Editor.
  • Click Insert in the toolbar at the top, then select Media from the dropdown menu.
  • In the dialogue box that appears, you can search for videos that are already on the wiki or upload a new one.
    • Using pre-existing video
      • Search for the video in the text box.
      • Click the plus icon (+) on the video you want. You can select as many videos as you want.
      • Click "Apply changes".
    • Uploading a new video
      • Copy the URL into the search bar.
      • A preview of the video will appear, and you can select an appropriate file name.
      • Click "Apply changes".
  • Once you've applied the changes, you can drag the video wherever you want on the page.
  • You can also use the arrows in the corners of the video to make the video smaller or larger.
  • Double click the video for additional settings.
    • In General Settings, you can add a video caption.
    • In Advanced Settings, you can set the video's size and choose its position on the left, right, or center of the page.
    • Click "Apply changes".
  • Once you finish adding and editing the video's placement, click "Save page".

How to replace or remove a videoEdit

In the event you need to replace a video, you will need to upload a new version of it at a different file name. You can do that by repeating the instructions in the "How to add a video to your wiki" section.

If you would like to remove a video, simply hover your mouse cursor over the video on Special:Videos and click the trash bin icon in the upper right-hand corner.

Deleting a video

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