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How To Embed Videos And Links In Buddyboss

How To Embed Videos And Links In Buddyboss

BuddyBoss is one of the world’s most popular WordPress plugins and one of the best platforms to use to build and host e-learning courses that are used by massive numbers of paying subscribers. 

BuddyBoss is a great plugin prized for being incredibly customizable, and for being easy to interface with in order to make quick changes to courses and associated apps that you might build on the platform.

It’s easy to edit the content as you see fit at a moment’s notice.

However, despite being easy to use and interface with, many users of BuddyBoss can find themselves encountering trouble when trying to do things such as embedding videos and links into their courses, or even into the interfaces of the apps they develop.

We’re willing to bet that the situation described above also applies to you, so you’ve found your way here, wondering how to embed video BuddyBoss and links into BuddyBoss yourself.

Allow us to offer you some relief because today we are going to show you how to do exactly this!

Just read on down below to get started! 

How Do You Embed Videos And Links Into BuddyBoss?

Luckily, embedding videos and links into BuddyBoss is incredibly easy.

Let’s take a look at how to do it.

In order to allow you to embed visual content as well as links, you will need to make sure to enable the ‘Enable Wall Component’ setting for your BuddyBoss.

In order to do this, you will need to head to your WordPress dashboard, and then access the BuddyBoss app. 

Once you have accessed the BuddyBoss app, you will want to head to the ‘General’ tab, from which you can then activate the ‘Enable Wall Component’ menu option.

Once you have done this, all you then need to do is head to the bottom of the page and click on the ‘Save Changes’ button.

Now that you have enabled this, you will be able to begin embedding image and video content.

This is incredibly simple, as all you need to do is paste the URL of the visual content you are looking to embed. 

Currently, BuddyBoss allows you to embed content from only specific websites, but the range of websites you can embed from is very expansive, so you never have to feel limited. You can embed

  • Animoto
  • CollegeHumor
  • DailyMotion
  • Flickr
  • Hulu
  • Imgur
  • Instagram
  • Issuu
  • Kickstarter
  • Mixcloud
  • Photobucket
  • PollDaddy
  • Reddit
  • Scribd
  • SlideShare
  • SmugMug
  • SoundCloud
  • Spotify
  • TED
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter
  • VideoPress
  • Vimeo
  • Vine
  • YouTube

This means you can easily upload your visual content to any social platform here and then simply paste the link to your content into BuddyBoss for easier access.

This is much easier than uploading your own or user-generated content directly, which can prove incredibly troublesome and difficult.

Can You And How To Embed Video BuddyBoss?

Absolutely. Though it might be a little bit easier to upload your video content to Youtube videos or another video hosting platform before then embedding the link to it into BuddyBoss.

How To Embed Videos And Links In Buddyboss (1)

In order to upload videos directly to BuddyBoss, you will want to make sure that you have the platform updated to the latest version, and you will also want to make sure that the build of your associated app is updated to accommodate the video you may be adding. 

First, you will want to head to your WordPress dashboard, and then enter the BuddyBoss app. From there, you will be able to find the ‘Components’ tab.

On this tab, if you scroll down, you will see a menu item marked as ‘’Media Uploading’.

Make sure you have enabled the ‘Media Uploading’ component, which can be done by simply clicking on the tick box on the left side of the menu button.

Once you have done this, head into the Media Uploading settings.

From here, you will be able to navigate a series of submenus that allow you to control all of the different media types that you can upload directly into BuddyBoss, like images and sound.

Scroll down, until you find the submenu that is marked as ‘Videos’. 

You may see on the ‘Videos’ submenu that it asks you to install FFmpeg to allow thumbnails to display on BuddyBoss and embed media.

Simply click on ‘FFmpeg’, and from there you will be able to install the program into your BuddyBoss server.

On the ‘Videos’ submenu, you can set who is able to upload videos to your BuddyBoss server, and where they can post videos, on places such as profiles, in groups, forum posts, or in messages.

Once you have enabled video uploading to BuddyBoss, all you need to do is save your changes by scrolling to the bottom of the ‘Media Uploading’ settings.

There are numerous other settings that you can play around with, such as creating distinct video pages on your BuddyBoss server, through which users can scroll through all of the videos uploaded to the server in one convenient space.

Take a look through some of the extra settings, to see which ones would suit your server best! 

When it comes to uploading videos, you can do this by simply heading to the activity feed on your BuddyBoss server, and then clicking the option that allows you to upload video.

Simply upload your video from here, and it will begin uploading to the server.

Once your video has been uploaded, hover over the video with your mouse, and you will notice three dots in the upper right corner.

This opens some settings that allow you to edit the thumbnail of the video, move the video to a new album, or delete the video from your server. (See also ‘Buddyboss Vs LearnDash: What’s The Difference?‘)

To Finish Up

Luckily, it is incredibly easy to auto-embed links and upload video content onto your BuddyBoss server.

It takes very little effort to do, and it can help to make your courses look even more incredible and professional, which can keep those that are subscribed engaged and keep them coming back as loyal subscribers. 

Embedding video content from websites like Youtube is as simple as dropping the link into position wherever you want it, which then causes the video-playing interface to load into place.

This also applies to other links that you may want to embed.

Any websites that aren’t supported for media embedding will simply allow you to paste the link into place, ready to be clicked on by users of your server.

If you don’t want to use video platforms like YouTube video platform as a middleman you can also directly upload video content to your BuddyBoss server and then edit them from there! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Upload Videos On Buddyboss?


You can upload all kinds of video files to your BuddyBoss server, into areas such as the activity feed, directly onto profiles, in groups, or send them in direct messages!

Any video uploaded will make it easy to share extra educational content. 

How Do I Integrate Buddyboss With Word Press?

In order to get BuddyBoss working with the WordPress plugin, you will need to download the platform, and then upload the zip file of the plugin into WordPress before activating it. 

What Is the Difference Between BuddyBoss Platform And BuddyBoss Theme?

The difference between the BuddyBoss platform and theme is that the platform allows you to control all aspects of your website, while the theme is a theme that can be installed on WordPress, allowing you to directly access some advanced features through there. (Check out ‘How To Upgrade Your Buddyboss Themes‘)

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