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FOUND! How to Center Video Embeds with the New Editor

I like the new editor in WordPress. During development, it was called Gutenberg. Some still call the editor by its development name, but as of November, 2018, the editor is part of the WordPress Core.

I like it, but I have had one problem with it. I couldn’t find a way to center an embedded video from YouTube, Vimeo, etc. Every time that I used an embed block, the video appeared justified to the left. I tried using the Center button. It didn’t work. I tried editing the block in HTML, adding the code to align to the Center. It didn’t work.

Well, today, I had had enough, so I went back to Google to see if anyone had found the solution. WinWar Media has the solution! Unfortunately, their instructions to make all videos appear centered didn’t work. So I tried the other code snippets and voila!

To implement their solution, go into the WordPress Theme Customizer (Appearance|Customize) and scroll down to Additional CSS. To center YouTube videos, just copy/paste the following code into that section of the Customizer:

.wp-block-embed.is-provider-youtube {
display: block;
margin: 0 auto;
text-align: center;
}

To make Vimeo videos center, use this CSS Snippet:

.wp-block-embed.is-provider-vimeo {
display: block;
margin: 0 auto;
text-align: center;
}

Now…. if I can just find a way to not display the Related Videos at the end that are automatically supplied by Google. It used to be possible to do this by adding a little code to the end of the embed. But now that WordPress uses its own embed, I haven’t found a way yet.

I’ll post the fix when I find it!

Don’t Gamble with Google’s Upcoming Changes

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If not, where your website appears in the listing of search results may suffer!

 

What is Google’s pagerank algorithm?

Where your website appears when somebody searches for something relevant about your organization is known as pagerank. Everybody wants their website at the top of Google’s search results. But Google is very tight-lipped about what actually makes a website show up in the highest positions of search results. Because a variety of criteria is used to determine the order of the search results, when Google announces that it is making changes it’s important to take notice and adjust your website accordingly.

 

Relevance

If someone in Tulsa, Oklahoma searches for “baptist churches”, they don’t care to see a list of Baptist Churches in Dallas, Texas. So Google presents relevant information by listing the Baptist Churches in Tulsa.

 

Mobile-friendliness (also called Responsive Website Design)

More than ever before, people are accessing the Internet with mobile devices (phones, tablets, etc.). How your website appears on these mobile devices can greatly affect its user-friendliness. In fact, your website may not be accessible at all when someone visits your website using a mobile device.

Beginning April 21, 2015, Google will also include “mobile-friendliness” to their search algorithm. What this means for you is that if you want your website to place as high as possible in Google’s pagerank, you need to ensure that your website is mobile-friendly.

 

Don’t gamble with Google’s upcoming changes!

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