Adding videos to your wiki is a great way to highlight content and give people another way experience your wiki's topic. It's easy to add a video:
- Find a video you like (stop by the Wikia Video Library to check out our selection)
- Copy the video's URL
- Visit your wiki page, hit edit, then choose “video”
- Paste in the URL of your video, choose the details & hit save
Wikia supports embedding videos from a variety of sources, which are listed below. Please note that videos embedded from YouTube may not have been uploaded with proper licensing and permission, and could potentially be removed from YouTube at any time. By embedding videos from the Wikia Video Library you can be confident that the clip is properly licensed for use on your wiki, through one of our partners.
The Videos Module is another feature that helps to surface video on your wiki for readers and contributors, by suggesting videos in the right rail. Videos can also be added to a wiki using the button in this module.
Special Videos pageEdit
All of the videos currently available on a wiki can be seen on the page Special:Videos, which is linked from the "On the Wiki" navigation tab. New videos can be added to the wiki using the button at the top of that page, or by using the Video Embed Tool when creating or editing a page.
Special Unused Videos pageEdit
Videos that have been added to the wiki but are not used on any pages are listed on Special:UnusedVideos.
We track all video views and display them on the video thumbnail. This number is based off of how many times someone has clicked the thumbnail to watch the video and when the video has been played on a file page. This number is tracked internally by Wikia and may differ from how other providers track their video views.
Here are some pages on various wikis where video has been incorporated in interesting ways:
- Dr. No (James Bond wiki) - Videos section with subsections
- Halo 4 (Halo Nation) - Video gallery in a scroll box
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (PotC wiki) - Larger video with gallery underneath
- Ni No Kuni wiki - Featured Videos section on main page
- Other examples of main page video layouts
- 8 bit (Friendship is Magic wiki) - Video in an infobox
- Alan Wake (Gaming wiki) - Featured Videos section with "see more" subpage link
Videos can be embedded from a variety of internet video providers:
- Wikia's Video Library
- Gamestar.de (Germany)
- Twitch TV (Live Gaming Channels only)
- The Wikia Video Library
- Learn how to use the Video Embed Tool
- Learn more about the Wikia Video Library
- Learn how to use the YouTube extension
- Learn how to add photos