How to Add Media to a SharePoint Wiki Page

By Ken Withee

You can add much more to a wiki page than just text. The Insert tab of the Ribbon provides menus for adding tables, media, links, reusable content, App Parts, and Web Parts.

One advantage to using wiki pages over Web Part pages is that you can upload your media file and display it in your page without leaving the page. You don’t have to upload your media files first and then link to them.

Embedding a YouTube video in your wiki page

To display media in your wiki page, such as a YouTube video, follow these steps:

  1. Create a new wiki page or browse to an existing page.

  2. On the Page tab of the Ribbon, click the Edit button to place the page in edit mode.

  3. Click inside the layout area where you want to display the media (in this example, a YouTube video).

  4. On the Ribbon, click the Insert tab.

  5. Click the Video and Audio drop-down list and select From Computer.

    The Upload Media dialog appears.

  6. Click Browse and choose the media you want to upload.

    You can also embed a YouTube or other video site video. On YouTube, find the video you want to place on your page and click the Share link. Click the Embed link, and copy the code. To insert this code in your wiki page, click the Embed Code button on the Ribbon and paste the code into the page. Your YouTube video displays right in your SharePoint wiki page.

  7. Accept the default setting to upload the file to the Site Assets library and click OK.

    SharePoint uploads the file to the Images document library.

  8. A property window appears so you can enter metadata about the video file. Enter any metadata you want and click Save.

    If you wish to include a preview image, you can upload one to the Images folder and then provide the link in the metadata field called Preview Image URL.

    You don’t need a preview image, but it makes your page look more polished.

  9. Hover over the Media Web Part and click the Play button. The video starts to play.

Pretty cool, huh? You can upload a video and display it in a page during one editing session.

Inserting a Note Board in your wiki page

Want to allow your team to add comments about the wiki page? Follow these steps to insert a Note Board Web Part to capture social comments:

  1. Create a new wiki page or browse to an existing page.

  2. On the Page tab of the Ribbon, click the Edit button to place the page in edit mode.

  3. Click inside the layout area where you want to display the media (in this example, a Note Board Web Part).

  4. On the Ribbon, click the Insert tab.

  5. Click Web Part to display the Web Part gallery.

  6. In the Categories list, click Social Collaboration.

  7. In the Parts list, select Note Board.

  8. Click Add to add the Note Board Web Part to the page.

    The Web Part is added to the page.

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