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How to Embed Youtube videos into Wordpress with Blogdesk

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WordPress is one of my favorite blogging platforms and blogdesk is a lean, mean and cool blogging tool. Previously, I had used Windows Live Writer only if my post required a video, but I recently discovered that youtube videos could be embedded in blogdesk, and its quite easy.

This tutorial is divided into two parts: (1) wordpress.com hosted blogs, and (2) self-hosted wordpress blogs

1) WordPress.com hosted blogs: for example, your URL reads something like: http://whothehellareyou.wordpress.com

Inserting a youtube video with Blogdesk isn't as complicated at all. With wordpress and blogdesk, it is very simple and straightforward: put your youtube url as follows: [youtube=URL]. For example, if the youtube URL is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy5XA4SwuPg then your code should look like this (below):

youtubeWP

The above code will use the entire width and length of your template. Should you want to customize the video's length and width, the following from Wordpress' support forum:

To embed the video with default width and height adapted to your theme:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNH56Vpg-A]

To specify the width and height explicitly:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNH56Vpg-A&w=320&h=240]

To specify the width only:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNH56Vpg-A&w=320]

To hide the related videos from appearing after the video is done:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNH56Vpg-A&rel=0]

To show the YouTube search box:
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNH56Vpg-A&showsearch=1]

source: http://en.support.wordpress.com/videos/youtube/

2) Self hosted weblogs: sites that have their own .com, .net, etc., for example our other site: http://www.omojesus.com

Log into your wordpress admin section, click Plugins and then Add New.

Search for a Plugin with name: "Youtube brackets"

utubebrackets

Install Youtube Brackets, and holla, begin to use the same brackets style as detailed above.

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