I Can’t Embed YouTube Links Into My Posts

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  • #37223

    youdontsmoke
    Member

    I want to be able to embed YouTube videos into my posts. I do NOT want to just post links that bring people to YouTube. Help please.

    #37441

    lloydbudd
    Member

    Hi,

    See
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/07/29/how-do-i-post-a-youtube-video/

    Please let me know if this helps or not,
    Lloyd

    #37446

    youdontsmoke
    Member

    I still can’t figure it out.

    #37453

    raincoaster
    Member

    You find the YouTube video you want. Over to the right-hand side there are two little boxes, one with URL and one with the Embed code. For WordPress you copy the URL, NOT the Embed code.

    Then, on your blog you go to Write and in the text box you put “[” then you type “youtube=” then you paste in the URL of the YouTube video, then you close the bracket with “]”

    So what you have looks like [youtube=blablablabla] Then you hit Publish. That’s all you need to do.

    #37501

    drmike
    Member

    For example, if you wanted to display the video found at this URL:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JiacBPZA7Y

    You would enter the following to a post of yours:

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JiacBPZA7Y]

    hope this helps,
    -drmike

    #37657

    kdfolkerts
    Member

    I used the automatic post feature from Youtube to my wordpress blog (which I host myself) I get exactly the form you outline. That’s it. The post on my blog is just that. It looks like your example, [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JiacBPZA7Y]

    I’ve tried changing my blogs theme to see if the templete was keeping it from displaying correctlty to no avail. Am I missing some kind of plug in perhaps? Shouldn’t be this hard.

    #37659

    timethief
    Member

    OOPS! You seem to be in the wrong place. WordPress.com is a MU (multi-user) blogging platform. We run on a different code base than the version you can download from http://wordpress.org and you will get different answers to your questions here. The forum for self hosted and web hosted wordpress blogs is located over here http://wordpress.org/support You may want to take a few moments and read this description about the different versions of WordPress software posted in a pink “read me first” sticky at the head of this forum. Happy blogging! :)

    #37661

    raincoaster
    Member

    For those blogs, you use the whole Embed code, or at least I do on my blog. Put it in the HTML editor and it works.

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