video grief…

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  • #282674

    jaginsburg
    Member

    Hello,

    I am trying to insert a youtube video. I hit the “add video” icon and copy the embed code into the form, but then nothing happens. I even tried to embed the code directly into the html version. Nothing.

    I watched the video, which interestingly has a slightly different form. It says you should insert the embed code, then in a second slot, add a title. I don’t have the title slot.

    I am just experimenting with the service right. I am seriously thinking about moving a blog over to WordPress. Mostly I’m loving the ease of WordPress, but this is a real bump in the road.

    Help!

    Thanks,

    Janet

    #282887

    Janet, in wp you don’t use the “add video” button for a youtube video and you don’t embed its code; you just copy its URL from the address bar of your browser and insert it using this shortcode:
    [youtube=URL]

    #282902

    lizii
    Member

    Yes. In addition, you can find the answers to problems such as these in the FAQ. It will give you faster answers too.

    #282906

    jaginsburg
    Member

    H’mmmm. I’ll give it a try, but check out this video:
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/07/29/how-do-i-post-a-youtube-video/

    The implication is that that you do indeed need to use the “add video” button and drop in the embed code.

    thanks,

    Janet

    #282907

    raincoaster
    Member

    You do not. The BEST way is [youtube=URL]. Please believe me this is the best way.

    #282908

    jaginsburg
    Member

    worked like a charm! thanks… but that video….

    cheers,

    Janet

    #282950

    @jaginsburg: “but that video….” You’re right re that. But pasting the URL via the “Add video” button, as suggested in that FAQ, simply produces the shortcode we gave you: so it’s a completely superfluous step (perhaps intended for those who can’t memorize or don’t want to copy-paste the shortcode, or because the button is more general, not for youtube videos only).

    #282951

    (BUT the FAQ doesn’t say “drop in the embed code”, it says paste the URL.)

    #282956

    jaginsburg
    Member

    you’re right. I was writing in the middle of the night… They use the term “embed” in the video, but then tell you to drop in the url. I think my brain just merged the two and since the video does indeed embed, that’s what tipped it.

    thanks again,

    janet

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