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How To Embed a YouTube Link In A Forum Message

How do you successfully add a YouTube link in a Forum post?  I have tried copying the embed code from a Youtube clip and paste into a forum response.  When I click Preview, the video shows up just as it is in Youtube.  But when I am about to post the message to the Wireless forum, the embed/html code is stripped out with an "invalid html" alert.

 

Anyone know the exact steps to take for adding a Youtube clip into a forum response?

 

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Re: How To Embed a YouTube Link In A Forum Message

Hi Dcookie,

From YouTube:
Find the specific video you want
Click "Share" then "Embed"
Copy the HTML embed code it gives you.

On the Community:
Make a new post
Click the "HTML" edit tab in the text editor
Paste the HTML code

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Re: How To Embed a YouTube Link In A Forum Message

Hi RicoLX,

 

Using Advanced HTML is not a permission that everyone on the Community is allowed to use.  To allow embedding coding you will need to have this permission.

 

Right now CL's have the ability to use all HTML.

 

Hope that helps.

 

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pamelaz...how exactly do I embed a video?? 

 




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Re: How To Embed a YouTube Link In A Forum Message

Hi Dcookie,

From YouTube:
Find the specific video you want
Click "Share" then "Embed"
Copy the HTML embed code it gives you.

On the Community:
Make a new post
Click the "HTML" edit tab in the text editor
Paste the HTML code

Smiley Happy

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posts
in a single thread.  This will help other users find this information too!!

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I guess that explains why my earlier instructions to the OP didn't work. Smiley Wink

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pamelaz....I tried what you said to do. I put it into a new message,  I previewed it and the video was there but I got a message saying there was an invalid html. So when I published it, it took the vid right out. Smiley Sad 

 

I'm using Google Chrome. Would that have anything to do with my being able to not embed a clip?

 




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spd2demun wrote:

I guess that explains why my earlier instructions to the OP didn't work. Smiley Wink


Exactamundo spd! exactamundo (said in the accent and voice of that great android: BENDER)

 

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Dcookie wrote:

pamelaz....I tried what you said to do. I put it into a new message,  I previewed it and the video was there but I got a message saying there was an invalid html. So when I published it, it took the vid right out. Smiley Sad 

 

I'm using Google Chrome. Would that have anything to do with my being able to not embed a clip?


Please try it again now.  There should be no problem with Chrome, I tested with that. Smiley Happy

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Thanks. I am at work but I will try as soon as I can tonight. I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY IT! I sure HOPE it works. I have a few people depending on me. Smiley Wink

 




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Good luck! Let me know if you need help. Smiley Happy

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THANK YOU, pamelaz....IT WORKS!!! Smiley Very Happy

 




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Super! Smiley Happy

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Wow DC I saw the result post. Thanks PAM for walking DCookie through that process. Aint no stoppn her now!
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RicoLX wrote:
Wow DC I saw the result post. Thanks PAM for walking DCookie through that process. Aint no stoppn her now!

Smiley Very Happy

 




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     we live & learn~

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pamelaz wrote:
Super! Smiley Happy

Is today COOTIE Day!!??!!

 

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... OOPS ! I mean, KUDO Day!?!..

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