Easily embed YouTube videos in your posts

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Easily embed YouTube videos in your posts

Post by MordEth »

I had mentioned previously that we can now prettily embed YouTube videos here at our new home, as I have recently added the [youtube] tag. Here is an easy tutorial on how to embed a video, using the button above the composition box (where you type your messages).

First, copy the URL to the video and paste it into the composition box:

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(In this example, I the video was linked from the channel page, and has ‘&feature=channel_page’ after the video ID.)

You want to highlight and delete the ampersand (‘&’) and anything after it:

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(We only want to have the URL to the video ID.)

And then hit the Delete or Backspace key so that this remains:

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(Depending on where on YouTube you copy the URL from, you might actually be starting after the step above, because your video URL may not have the ‘&...’ text.)

Next we want to highlight the entire URL:

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...and click the [youtube] button:

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The final result looks like:
MordEth wrote:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFMukWYeso4[/youtube]
And unlike how things were at ProBoards—there’s no advertisements here (and we have the explanation line below it, because I do not think anyone was aware that you could double-click the video). ;)

As always, use the contact links below my post or on my profile if you have any questions, or I an assist you in any way.

— MordEth

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