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How to embed a YouTube Video in your post (updated Aug 16)

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How to embed a YouTube video into your post - updated Aug'16


Posting a YouTube video so that it embeds in your post is dead simple. Just follow the instructions below:

1. Find your video on YouTube

2. Beneath the video you'll see a button called "Share", click on that:






3. Copy the link that appears:






4. Paste the link in your post ensuring that there is a blank line both above and below the link. Important do NOT enclose the link in any url tags.






5. Optional: If you wish you can surround the link in YouTube tags via this button but it's not really necessary:





6. Thats it, when you save it the video will appear in your post:





Supported link types:

YouTube links come in all shapes and forms. The following examples are supported:





When it goes wrong, error messages:

If you've posted the link incorrectly, if it's an old unsuppported link, or if the video is not available due to issues at YouTube or even removed, then you'll see this:



More than likely the link you posted is in an old format or incorrect.  :016:


Other supported video types:

Using the same process above, we've also added support for Vimeo videos and Imgur  gifv.

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