Can't embed facebook video

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  • #3312607

    jyht
    Member

    Hi,

    I can embed YouTube videos fine but not Facebook videos.

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

    #3312608

    jyht
    Member

    Hi, I can’t seem to attach screenshots but basically when the post is published/previewed, only the Facebook Embed Caption shows, but not the video.

    #3312610

    jnr4u2
    Member

    Hi there,

    If you’re talking about wordsthoughtsdreams.wordpress.com then please visit https://en.support.wordpress.com/facebook-integration/facebook-embeds/

    The guide above explains the whole process

    Thanks

    #3312613

    jyht
    Member

    Hi,

    I spent about two hours trying everything in the guide you linked before posting this topic. Currently I can embed YouTube videos fine just by pasting in the YouTube URL.

    But for Facebook video:
    1) Pasting the URL https://www.facebook.com/InterUniLGBTNetwork/videos/400136377240732/ into a text block or a classic editor block doesn’t work. When the page is published, the caption shows up but not the video. I ensured that the url was NOT hyperlinked in the editor. Again I wish I could show screenshots. :)

    2) Using the shortcode [facebook url="https://www.facebook.com/InterUniLGBTNetwork/videos/400136377240732/"] gives the same issue. It simply doesn’t show.

    #3312615

    jnr4u2
    Member

    Hi,

    Can you give a link to the post?

    Thanks

    #3312618

    jyht
    Member

    Hi jnr4u2,

    Sure: Link: https://wordsthoughtsdreams.wordpress.com/2019/05/17/growing-up-lgbtq-in-singapore-idahot2019/

    At the very top of the post under the title, I have used a shortcode,
    [facebook url="https://www.facebook.com/InterUniLGBTNetwork/videos/400136377240732/"]
    but it isn’t showing up.

    In tests when I used a Facebook Embed block, and include a caption, the caption shows but not the video.

    #3312621

    jnr4u2
    Member

    Hello,

    I’m seeing this link https://www.facebook.com/InterUniLGBTNetwork/videos/400136377240732/?v=400136377240732 when i visited your site.

    Kindly check again

    Thanks

    #3312625

    jyht
    Member

    Hi jnr4u2,

    Wow, thank you! It didn’t occur to me to check in another browser. It loads fine on Chrome and Edge, but surprisingly not Firefox (which was what I was using). Turns out I had done things right after all, and it was just Firefix.

    Thank you so much for your time and effort! :)

    #3312627

    jnr4u2
    Member

    Glad you could fix it :)

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