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Youtube won't auto-embed - at wits end (5 posts)

  1. GW
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can someone help a noob out here? My wife is having a meltdown, and when that happens, I want to eat a shotgun.

    Using zeeBusiness theme. YouTube Videos won't auto-embed. I tried plugins (smart youtube pro, Artiss), no joy. Plugins deactivated and deleted. Admin>Settings>Media>Embeds is checked. This is a site-wide problem. URL= http://www.felinecerebellarhypoplasia.com/feline-cerebellar-hypoplasia-cat-videos-3/

    Am I missing something?

    here is the source:

    [caption id="attachment_256" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="Zoe's Halloween Costume"]<img class="size-medium wp-image-256" title="zoemouse" src="http://www.felinecerebellarhypoplasia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/zoemouse1-224x300.jpg" alt="Zoe, the queen of Feline Cerebellar Hypoplasia Cat VIdeos" width="224" height="300" />[/caption]

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    <div class="mceTemp">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJQG6V1MOVY</div>
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    Please help...

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You don't need any plugins for youtube embeds, its built in to WP

    I recently had problems with embeds myself, here's what I had to do.

    To post a youtube vid and have it embed, you paste the link. Done. Normally. Didn't work for me.

    The youtube link would get wrapped by actual link code. So when I would put

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJQG6V1MOVY

    I would get

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJQG6V1MOVY">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJQG6V1MOVY</a>

    in the source code, and in my post if I switched over to html view

    So to fix it, I went into html view and erased the wrapper a tags before and after the link. Embeds worked.

    Unfortunately I have to do this everytime I post a video. I don't post many, so it's no huge hassle - if someone has a better solution, I'm all for it!

  3. Styling the post can toss off the embed, so try wrapping the YouTube URL with an explicit [embed] like so

    [embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg5SJYRHA0[/embed]

    That usually works for me without any issue.

  4. cadolphin
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just tried Jan's suggestion. It worked, except that all it created was a link to the YouTube video versus embedding the actual video. I'm not sure why pulling the code from YouTube and embedding in the HTML section no longer works for me. Suggestions, PLEASE... the two YouTube videos are critical pieces of the page.

    Thanks in advance for the help.

  5. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is this a new problem, only when trying to add new videos? As I see videos embedded on the page you linked....

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