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Adding YouTube video to a post

PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:23 pm
by chris
They say a picture is worth a thousand video must be worth more than that, right?

Well, here's a neat thing you can do by incorporating YouTube videos into your posts, if you have a video that will add to the discussion:

First, find the YouTube video you want to link by going to the YouTube website. The part that I circled in red is the URL for the video -- you need to copy that (highlight the whole thing then edit->copy or CTRL-C in your browser to copy it to your clipboard).


Next, when you are editing your post here at simply paste the URL into your post (edit->paste or CTRL-V). It should end up in your post like this (ignore the 'code' thing that's just so I could include the example here):

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Next, add the tag [youtube] before the URL and the tag [/youtube] after the URL. Or, hightlight the URL and click on the youtube button that is up at the top of the post editor. That will automatically put the tags around your URL.


You can preview your post to see if it comes out right, but the end result should be a nice little YouTube video window sitting right inside your post (just like here). Pretty cool, huh?