Spring Manual


Using a link to embed a YouTube video in Spring

To embed a YouTube video, simply create a link to your YouTube video URL:

e.g. http://youtu.be/4xY8nyC6-6A


e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xY8nyC6-6A

To do this:

1. Within the layout area of a page, enter some dummy text where you would like the video to appear - we suggest the title of the video.

i.e. Matilda Bay time-lapse

This text will be hidden and replaced by the embedded video when the page is viewed.

2. Next, select the text you just entered and click the 'Insert/Edit Link' button in the toolbar.

3. Enter the link to the YouTube video page, the link should look like one of the following (https is also allowed):


4. Click Insert, then save the page. When you preview the page, your video should now be embedded

Spring will automatically connect to YouTube to make sure the embedded video is the correct size and proportions.

For further step by step instructions on links, view the help document for creating a link.

Example Video

Using a link to open a YouTube video in a lightview window

To open the video in a lightview window, you can either make text in the page a link, or you can place an image and make that a link.

To make a link to a lightview window, while in the Edit/Insert Link dialog, in the Class field enter lightview

Spring will automatically connect to YouTube to make sure the lightview window is opened at the correct size and proportions. You can override this option by manually setting the lightview video size (see 'Manually setting the lightview window size' below).

Create lightview link

Example text link

Example image link

Manually setting the lightview window size

You can manually control the size of the lightview window by entering the required dimensions in the Lightview properties field in the Insert/Edit Link dialog

i.e. To force the lightview window open at 640x272, enter the following:

width: 640, height: 272

Setting lightview window size


Preventing Spring from embedding the video

To prevent the default behaviour of links to YouTube videos being embedded within the page, edit the link and in the rel field enter either link or external

link will open the link the same window (replacing the current page)

external will open the link in a new browser window or tab (depending on the users browser preferences).

Matilda Bay time-lapse

Example of normal link

Matilda Bay time-lapse

Example of an external link

Matilda Bay time-lapse