Comment embed – YouTube

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  • #1117352

    electricia1
    Member

    it seems that if a commenter types a YouTube url, the video automatically is directly embedded and viewable in the comments. I read the Support document at http://en.support.wordpress.com/comments/embeds/ that appears to verify this

    My question: is there no option then for the url to appear, if I prefer, instead of the video? With infinite scrolling plus WordAds video, I’m not keen on having video comments except in special cases, but I don’t mind links, if they are appropriate.

    The blog I need help with is amusingthezillion.com.

    #1117523

    raincoaster
    Member

    There is apparently no such option. At least they can’t enable autoplay.

    #1117562

    electricia1
    Member

    Thanks for the info, raincoaster. Guess I’ll have to either approve or trash the comment

    #1117563

    metan1
    Member

    If you don’t mind the link, and are happy to edit the comment yourself, I think that if you put a space before the link it will stop it being embedded and turn it into a link. They only embed if they have their own line in the comment. (That is how it works on my blog anyway.)

    #1117564

    timethief
    Member

    @metan
    Interesting info. Thanks for sharing it.

    #1117565

    metan1
    Member

    You’re welcome TT :)

    #1117642

    electricia1
    Member

    @metan1 I tried adding a space and it works on my blog too. Great to know about this. Thanks so much

    #1117643

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, it’s a really clever workaround.

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