There’s a definite camaraderie among WordPress bloggers. It’s no more evident than when someone reaches out to lend a helping hand. Friend and fellow blogger, Kate at http://believeanyway.wordpress.com answered my request for someone knowledgeable in inserting Youtube videos into posts. I’d been able to do it before, but for no apparent reason that I could discern, I was no longer able to do so.
Coming to my rescue like a princess on a white charger was Kate’s friend Connie at http://ahopefortoday.com She emailed me the following instructions which even I could easily understand. I’ve been wanting to share them with you should you ever find yourself up a creek without a paddle…or canoe…as is usually my situation.
Embedding a Youtube Video
by Connie Wayne
1. Select your Youtube video.
2. Click on “share.”
3. Click on “embed.”
4. Copy html code in pop up box.
5. Return to your post draft.
6. Click on HTML (upper right corner above body of draft).
7. Place cursor where you want to insert the video. Paste. html code should “drop” into place.
8. Click back to Visual.
9. Save draft.
10. Voila! You’ve done it. You’ll either see the html code, or an empty colored box.
11. Preview post. You should see the Youtube video.
You might want to check out Connie’s daily, inspirational offering of the day. When you visit her blog, tell her…
…whatever you like…she’s all ears…and all heart…
What’s the update on the other matter? 🙂
I think you’re referring to my being moved to WordPress.org. Seems WordPress made an error in assuming that since I’d bought my domain, that meant I’d made the switch. To end the confusion I’ve switched back to using http://www.hugmamma.wordpress.com as my primary URL. Saves me stress. 😉
That song takes me back to being very, very young.
You like like a sweet, young thing, kittyhere. Can’t imagine you being anything but… 😉
Now where is your knight in shining armor, princess. I am sure he awaits you!!!!!
My knight is always close at hand, thank you. In fact, he’s snoring near by in front of the TV. 🙂
What a good belly laugh I got out of this! I have never been called a Princess on a white charger. I loved the photo of Susan Sarandon. I am learning what a wonderful sense of humor you have. Thanks for acknowledging me. Now, when can I expect my handsome Prince on a white charger to come carry me away???? Blessings, Connie
Let me look for the right prince. Any preferences? Or just a hunk on a horse? Glad you get my tongue-in-cheek humor. Thirteen years of Catholic education by Boston nuns has left me…irreverent. I’ve cut loose from all the restrictions. Must admit though…I’m still a God-fearing woman…who hugs a lot… 😉
Gosh oh gosh hugmamma you are beyond kind and thoughtful. Hope you are doing well today. i do so enjoy your blog, posts, photos, poems, videos, philosophy, outlook, etc. I am giving you the Lovely Blog Award :-). Cuz your blog is lovely! http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/it-is-beginning-to-look-like-bragging-but/ [that is the link}. Have a lovely day/weekend.
I’m finally making my way through all the lovely comments left by wonderful people like you, Kate. I am touched by your award and will be posting about it tomorrow. Gotta get all my ducks in a row to accept the Lovely Blog Award. But I’ll get there. hugs for your kindnesses towards me… 🙂
Thanks for sharing this. I’ve been wanting to know how to to do it myself, and hadn’t taken the time to figure it out yet, or ask for help. I know what you mean about the WP blogging community – they are the best!
Anytime you need help just call on me. I usually don’t know the answer…but I sure know how to yell…HELP!!! 😉
Hugs to you…I have been unable to insert youtube videos for about 2 weeks. It has been very frustrating. Thank you for sharing the helpful hints. I will give them a try..wish me luck!
Thanks for that. I copied and saved the directions. I use to know how to insert a video (I have one in my blog) but I can’t remember how to do it now–old age you know.
A great post! There are lots of friendly folk using WordPress, both bloggers and staff and I love being part of it.
Have a great day
That’s wonderful that you got some help.. 🙂
Oh yay for Connie! She is the bees’ knees and so wise and helpful. She has an equally helpful hint on her blog about putting badges on your blog as a widget.