en WordPress.com Forums › Support Adding YouTube videos Author Posts August 19, 2012 at 10:25 pm #983138 kinialohaguyMember YouTube videos show only as a link. No picture appears. Blog url: http://kinialohaguy.wordpress.com/ The blog I need help with is kinialohaguy.wordpress.com. August 19, 2012 at 10:28 pm #983254 kinialohaguyMember I have added YouTube video links in my posts through the normal process. Only the link appears and not the video picture. What has changed? August 19, 2012 at 10:28 pm #983255 timethiefMember The most common reason for that is that the YouTube link is hyperlinked. See here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/youtube/#troubleshooting I never have this issue as I use the youtube shortcode http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/youtube/#embedding-with-a-shortcode and it has never failed to work for me in my blogs. August 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm #983262 kinialohaguyMember TimeThief – Thanks for the help. I had to literally add the code format to display the Youtube picture. No link or hyperlinked code was added. [youtube=<http link to youtube watch>] August 19, 2012 at 10:58 pm #983266 timethiefMember You’re welcome. Author Posts The topic ‘Adding YouTube videos’ is closed to new replies.