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youtube embeds have gone all tits up

  1. first page of my blog has gone haywire
    all the yt links have turned to links (from embeds)
    when i go in a and fix
    it just changes itself back to the code

    very frustrating and makes me look a fool...

    what's the deal gang??
    help!

    Seeds
    X

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

  2. seems like there's a right bracket missing in the shortcode. Any chance you were switching between the Visual and Text Editors?

  3. Hi Jennifer

    all the posts were fine last night
    and even when i go in and fix the shortcode (or completely re copy+paste it from yt) it just changes back to what you see?

    odd isn't it...

    :S

  4. You are grabbing the embed code from YT (the iframe thing) and not the share code? Are you pasting it in the Visual or the Text Editor?

    FWIW I've just tried pasting in both on my test blog without any problem.

    Odd indeed!

    What browser are you using?

  5. using chrome...

    yeah def using the embed code

    so odd.

    arrgggggg
    just tried again
    used the old wp code from yt
    didn't work
    then used the normal embed code again
    when post updated and showing on its own, its showing
    when you click home and view the whole blog feed again
    it's back to as you see it

    what the f????

    arrggg

    :(

  6. same things happening in firefox

  7. o_0

    That really is odd.

    Video shows up in the single post.

    But code on home page missing the right bracket (apparently).

    Tagged for Staff attention.

  8. i can't figure it out at all..
    tried allsorts

    thanks for tagging it for me

    S

  9. ps - yeah you're right about it all working when you view a single post too
    i hadn't noticed that

    bizzare

    i await some wp wizards in this i guess

    :/

  10. hello?

    :(

  11. It's the weekend, so Staff presence is less than on weekdays. We'll need to be patient.

  12. noted :)
    thanks jen

  13. Soooooooooooooooo

    where's the tech lords then?

    ?

  14. Still tagged for Staff attention, so hopefully someone's looking into it even if they haven't posted anything yet.

  15. Hi seedsone - just so you know, staff usually takes care of unanswered requests for help in chronological order, handling the oldest first - so bumping this thread earlier today actually pushed it further down in our queue. :-)

    I'm taking a look at this issue now and will keep you posted.

  16. Hi again - I've fixed your YouTube embeds back through October 31.

    The problem was a missing = sign in your embedding code.

    For example, you had something like:

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms4JLAKalYw&w=560&h=315]

    ...but that should have been:

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms4JLAKalYw&w=560&h=315]

    If you don't need to specify a width and height, you can also simply place the YouTube link in its own line, without the shortcode, like this:
    <br /> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ms4JLAKalYw

    More about YouTube embedding here:

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

    Just let me know if you need any further assistance.

  17. Hi Kathryn

    Thanks for taking a look and apologies for my panic/frustration

    That all makes good sense
    Except i was doing that (pretty sure anyway)
    and it was reverting back to being wrong (as in without the =)
    But whatever you did it is now all working so..

    Many thanks either way
    :)

    S

  18. *and thanks for your help too Jen! x

  19. @seedsone - You're welcome!

    Still is very strange why the video would show up in the single post, but not on the front page.

    But hooray for happy endings!

  20. If the problem comes up again, please let me know - I'm marking this as resolved for now.

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