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  • A related article on my website is scheduled to publish 15 minutes after my YouTube video is published. The published article shows only the YouTube URL. The YouTube embed appears properly in the editor. If I switch the template from Storytime Child or Storytime to Twenty Nineteen, the YouTube embed appears normally.

    Deleting the YouTube embed block in the editor, saving the article, and adding it again doesn’t change anything. The YouTube embed shows properly in the editor but not in the published article.

    The workaround is to publish a new article immediately for the embed to appear normally (see link below).

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  • Greeting!

    I went to test this out on my local test site but the Block Editor is throwing an error…regardless of the theme activated (even the default WP themes). I’ve tried the TwentySixteen, Seventeen, and the Nineteen theme. I copied your youtube url and instead of using the block editor, I switched to the classic editor and this worked.

    I did a quick search in Google and apparently the block editor is not handling youtube videos correctly (showing just the url). Example:

    There are many others, so this seems to be an ongoing issue.

    However, I’m still trying to understand what you are trying to set up; is a timed publish of a post with a youtube video in it?

    My related article (script rewritten as an essay) is timed to publish 15 minutes after my newest video is published on YouTube. If the problem is on the WordPress side, it might be because when I set up the embedded YouTube that the URL is not yet alive. As a workaround, I can add the embedded YouTube later.

    Since YouTube is cracking down on external links in the video description, I dumped all the external links into the related article and post the link to the related article in my video description.

    The related article does double duty by drawing traffic to my website and attention to the embedded video.

    Interesting way of publishing, but also, I didn’t know Youtube was cracking down on external links. Out of curiosity, I’m going to look up info on Youtube and restricting URLs.

    Sorry unable to help out on this, but it appears this won’t be a theme issue.

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