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  1. I thought that I could do a YouTube embed within a wordpress.com blog. A brief forum search seems to confirm that. Yet when I paste the embed code into the HTML of my new post, it doesn't appear.
    What am I doing wrong?

    The code:

    <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/VPX7AfbCVBY?fs=1&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/VPX7AfbCVBY?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>

    The blog I need help with is lmighton.wordpress.com.

  2. There are at least three different ways to embed a YouTube video on a WordPress.com blog, but there's only one that ALWAYS works. That is the shortcode:

    [youtube=URL]

    In this case, I believe that would be

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/VPX7AfbCVBY]

    When staff are tinkering with the software, as they are recently, other methods can be temporarily broken. Here are the instructions for YouTubes:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/youtube/

  3. Thanks. I found your response about that from 2006 later, but it didn't show up on my first search in the forums.
    L

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