Information Services Division


Silva CMS: embed a YouTube video

You can embed a YouTube video on your website by 'embedding' the code.

YouTube can remove the video any time they like, so keep this in mind.

This guide is aimed at...

  • Staff
  • IT Administrators

Before you start...

You will need to have Chief Editor, Editor or Author access in Silva;
You will need to have attended Silva training.

  1. Avoid using Internet Explorer when editing;
  2. Log on to the relevant website by adding /edit at the end of the web address or clicking on the small cross at the bottom of the page.


  1. Find the embed code on the YouTube site;
  2. Adjust the height and width to your needs;

    1. if placed in the middle column, don't exceed 450 pixels width
    2. if placed in the left or right column, don't exceed 185 pixels width
  3. Use the external code source HTML: insert HTML code to place the code;
  4. Click on add external source;
  5. Save and Publish.

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Help & Support

For further help and assistance you will need to contact silva-support@ucl.ac.uk


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