In my last post, I used a lot of code examples in HTML, WordPress’ Shortcode, and the WordPress Video Plugin’s codes. If you have ever tried this before, you quickly realize that WordPress will immediately process the code as actual code that you want to implement, making the text that are your examples disappear, and actually implementing them. This is extremely frustrating.
For example, I just wanted to post the general format for the code to embed a youtube video useing the WordPress Video Plugin:
Instead, I got this:
As you can see, WordPress immediately implemented the code.
It turns out, neither of these worked. Instead, I used the WordPress Video Plugin. This is easy to do. If you know how to administrate WordPress, click on “Plugins->Add New”. Then search for “WordPress Video Plugin”. When you find it, click on “Install Now”. After it installs, click “Activate”.
After you have finished installing and activating it, in order to embed a youtube video, use the following format:
where id is the identification youtube uses to uniquely identify the video. If you look at the failed attempts above, it would be the part in bold.