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How to post a video on wordpress?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by mateo420, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. mateo420

    mateo420 Newbie

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    Hello, I am a new blogger and was wondering if someone could help me out. I am trying to learn how to post a video on from youtube on my blog. I want it so it shows the video screen and a still shot of the video. not just a link. any advise?
     
  2. islandman1010

    islandman1010 Elite Member

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    On your youtube video look for share and then get the embed code. Copy and paste that into your post but change the post box from "visual" to "text" on the right side. Then you can paste in the html code you got from the youtube. Save your post and the video will show.
     
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  3. mateo420

    mateo420 Newbie

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    Thanks. still doesnt seem to be working but i will retry later after i have some sleep and a fresh set of eyes. appreciated.
     
  4. blackhatbeavis

    blackhatbeavis Regular Member

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    Use the TubePress Plugin for a nice little YT gallery
     
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    kingslyeee Newbie

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    Attach Media and insert from URL.put the YouTube Video URL and insert into post.then you will find [youtube].......[/youtube] in article body
     
  6. icex999

    icex999 Regular Member Premium Member

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    This should have all you need:

    Code:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Embeds
     
  7. JrNation109

    JrNation109 Junior Member

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    If you're like me and find videos helpful this may come in handy.

    I hope this helps you.
     
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  8. kate12

    kate12 Registered Member

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    I'm trying to embed videos manually (unfortunately all the videos I want to post in my blog are not among the easy-to-embed ones that you've listed) but it doesn't work.
    If I copy and paste the link in the HTML page, it doesn't do anything in the VISUAL page. What am I doing wrong? I'm downloading these videos and uploading them on my dailymotion page to avoid this problem but it's time consuming and I really would like to just embed.Any ideas?
     
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  9. dme17

    dme17 Newbie

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    If you mean when you paste the link into your HTML tab and then switching to the Visual tab but aren't seeing the video that doesn't mean you're doing it wrong. It won't show anything but a box where the video will be. Once you publish the page you'll be able to see it on your live site. Also if you click the preview button you'll see it there.
     
  10. kate12

    kate12 Registered Member

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    Firstly, you have to grab the embed code. It is easy to grab the code on YouTube and other video sharing sites by display videos that often called the "embed code". Let copy that embed code to your clipboard.
    Then post the code into your WordPress blog post. You should note where you'd like the video to be placed while looking at the Visual editor. After click on the HTML tab in the upper right hand coner so that you can view the HTML code.
     
  11. terebi

    terebi Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Embed codes get mashed up pretty terribly by wordpress.

    If you post into HTML. once you switch to visual prepare to have that embed code get totally murdered.

    If you don't care to much about size and position, You can actually copy-paste any youtube URL straight into a post. WP will automatically turn it into a video.

    If you want more control, you must use a plugin that supports youtube shortcodes.

    Don't use embeds... Won't work well with the WP post editor.
     
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    Must get the embed code, its simple copy and paste