youtube link didn’t embed at all?

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  • #308432

    Hi! My latest post “The Philosopher’s Stone” doesn’t show the youtube link I put in. What did I do wrong? I used the same html I always do . . . or did I ? I’m confused.

    #308614

    The video showed up fine in my test blog. The shortcode for a youtube video is:

    [youtube=URL_HERE]

    If you used that, then the only problem I can think of is maybe you pasted it in the visual instead of the html editor.

    #308622

    qussa
    Member

    I have the same problem, and I tried it in both visual and html-editor… it just doesn’t show anything. Does anybody know more?

    #308623

    hanni
    Member

    can we have a link to your blog / the post please?

    #308850

    swaggers
    Member

    http://swearingatvideogames.com/2008/12/23/4-fun-videos/#more-139

    Just the text shows up. No embeddedness and no links.

    What do I need to do to embed this video?

    #308851

    vivianpaige
    Member

    swaggers – you are not hosted here at wordpress.COM https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/please-read-me-first-before-posting?replies=1 You need to ask your questions at http://wordpress.ORG/support

    #308852

    @swaggers, the short code is for wordpress.COM bloggers only and will not work with a wordpress.ORG install.

    #308894

    qussa
    Member

    Hi, sorry for the long gap… my blog IS hosted at wordpress.com, so if anyone could see/explain what the problem is, that would be great. I didn’t post the entry because it was only the youtube link, so here’s a link to the blog itself: qussa.wordpress.com.

    Thank you! And wishing you all a great 2009.

    #308895

    @qussa: Wish you a great new year too. But how can we possibly tell what the problem is if you haven’t posted the entry? (You only see the shortcode in your editor, but the source code of your published post will give us the complete embedded code.)

    #308907

    qussa
    Member

    I didn’t post the entry because, like I said, the whole entry was the youtube video, and if it doesn’t show, there’s not much use in posting an ’empty’ blogpost – a title only. Could it be something related to the theme? It’s the photo-blog theme, maybe it can only support photos?

    #308908

    @qussa: No, nothing to do with the theme (I tried it in my tests blog). Please do publish the post: like I said, in the source code of your page we’ll see what goes wrong. Or, paste the URL of the video here.

    #308909

    raincoaster
    Member

    Yes, paste the URL of the video here. Most of the time in cases when the URL is right, the video has embedding disabled or is a private video.

    #308910

    I think I may have had a similar problem. I noticed that if I pasted the embed code from YouTube in the HTML editor, then switched back to Visual to publish, I would get a blank where the video should have been. When I pasted the code in the HTML and stayed there to publish, I didn’t have this issue. Perhaps that will help? I’m not overly familiar with YouTube, but it worked for me.

    #308911

    qussa
    Member

    Thanks for the replies! The URL of the video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpunQZ4cUyI, but I saw it embedded on another blog so I doubt it has anything to do with the video itself. I will try to post it tomorrow on my blog and give you the url of the blogpost.

    #308912

    @katrinammclane: You don’t need to use the embed code anyway. You use the shortcode shown in my first post above.

    @qussa: The video works alright in my test blog. Are you sure you’re using the shortcode exactly as it should be (e.g. no space before or after the equals sign)?

    #308913

    raincoaster
    Member

    Qussa, the video is fine. The shortcode works with that video. Without a link to your blog I can only reiterate that you should read this:

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/please-read-me-first-before-posting?replies=1

    #308914

    qussa
    Member

    @ Panaghiotisadam, I just (once again) reposted the url exactly following the instructions on the support-page, but the video just doesn’t show up. The post looks like this: http://qussa.wordpress.com/2009/01/20/pondering/. I tried in both the visual and the html-editor, but neither seems to work.

    @ Raincoaster, I don’t see how reading that page should help me, as I have a blog (on my own domain-name) with wordpress.org where the youtube-video-embedding works just fine, and I have a blog at wordpress.com where it doesn’t work.

    #308915

    raincoaster
    Member

    It is critical because we need to know where your blog is, and until your last post you repeatedly failed to provide a link so we could check it out ourselves.. I can’t begin to tell you the number of people who’ve said BOTH that they have a WordPress blog AND that they’re hosted here, and then after 20 posts or so drop a link revealing that they are in the wrong forum.

    Additionally, there are sometimes blog-specific issues that only a look at the blog can reveal.

    Thank you for providing that link.

    The reason the video does not work is, you are using the Monotone theme, and that theme is designed for static photography, not video. It will not work in that theme. See how easy that was, once we had a link?

    #308916

    qussa
    Member

    I had provided a link before, on the 7th of January, even suggesting it might be an issue of the theme since it is a photo-blog, which Panaghiotisadam then said was NOT the reason.

    #308917

    YOU REMOVED IT AGAIN? Jesus!

    Yes, I then said it was not the reason, and yesterday I also said the video works in my test blog, and I had also said that the source code of your post would show me what’s wrong.

    Sorry, I won’t bother anymore. Hope you recognize this:

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