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  • Hi

    Does the embed html code function still not work with versions 3.1 and up?

    Its one of the reasons I’m hesitant to update to the latest version. I want to embed videos not listed on

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Embeds

    It doesn’t seem to work when I simply post the video url link… Is there another way of doing it?

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  • The Embed feature has always worked for me in every version of WordPress that has supported it. Make sure the video source you are embedding is supported, and make sure the URL you want to automatically embed is on it’s own line. Also make sure you have the option to attempt to automatically embed video turned on in your dashboard settings.

    I want to embed videos not listed on

    Second to that, you can use one of the many available plugins to assist you in embedding video, or you can use one of the the embed codes usually provided by most video services when you visit their site. Copy and paste the code they provide using the HTML editor, and don’t flip-flop between the the visual editor to view your work before publishing.

    You may also want to consider posting a link to your site where there is a current example of a video you embedded that has failed to function, and perhaps someone could give you some pointers on what is or isn’t working properly.

    [edit] just to reiterate,

    I want to embed videos not listed on …

    If it isn’t on the supported list, should it really be expected to work with the auto-embed function ?

    No, I’m not talking about the auto-embed function only. But the pasting embed code into the html section…

    I remember reading on the support forum that a lot of people saying that didn’t work anymore with the current version. Which is why I started using the auto-embed function on wordpress.com as a test. But that only works for sites like youtube.

    Whereas before, I could embed videos from other sites by pasting the embed code.

    No, I’m not talking about the auto-embed function only. But the pasting embed code into the html section…

    I can only speak for myself, but manually placing embed code in the html editor works perfectly for me.

    Does the embed html code function still not work with versions 3.1 and up?… It doesn’t seem to work when I simply post the video url link

    A video url link is not actually an embed code, however it is exactly what you would use if you were using the auto-embed feature. Perhaps that is the source of the confusion.

    This would be an example of a video url that would be used with the auto-embed feature:

    This is the actual embed code (not an iframe) for the same video if you were to place it in the html editor:

    <object width="425" height="349"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/f64XZRRs0jA?fs=1&hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/f64XZRRs0jA?fs=1&hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="425" height="349" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object>

    So you can see the difference between the two. If you want to embed videos not listed in the auto-embed supported list, the code above is similar to what you will be looking for when you want to embed it using the html editor. Or, as I previously mentioned, you can use one of the many available plugins to assist you in embedding video, or you can use the embed code usually provided by most video services (like the example above that i got from youtube ) when you visit their site. Copy and paste the code they provide using the HTML editor…

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Plugin Review Team Rep

    But the pasting embed code into the html section…

    You can still do that if you want.

    You can embed from MUCH more than just YouTube

    And if you know how, you can Add support for more sites

    johnnycross

    (@johnnycross)

    @claytonjames: Yes i know the difference between the video link and embed link.

    But that doesn’t seem to work anymore… For example, with 3.0.1 I can embed videos from youku.com whereas now it doesn’t seem to work.

    But then again, I’m also testing on a wordpress.com account before actually updating my blog to the latest.. Is that why its not working?

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