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Embedding Videos

There are two ways to do this. The first way is easier, but sometimes, you can't access the embed code from youtube. Then, you have to go with the second way, which uses the 11 unique characters found in any youtube url.  

To add a  youtube video to an article using either method, start off the usual way to create an article. 

To get the embed code from the youtube video. Click on the "SHARE" button to see the embed code below. (This will often work with videos from other sites too.)

Do not select the frames option from youtube. 
DO select the privacy option. 

Copy the embed code from youtube.

CLick on the HTML icon at the tool bar at that top of the Site text entry field. 

Paste the embed code in the position in the article where you want it to appear. 

Sometimes it's hard, when looking at the raw HTML code, to see where to put the embed code. To make it easier to find where to put the code, amidst all the other article code, before clicking on the HTML button, before opening  the HTML field, I will, at the place I want the  video to appear, add a string of 15 or 20 of the same character, like, 


That string is easier to find in the HTML box. Then, I'll highlight the string and replace it with the embed code. 
When you've added the embed code, click on the submit button for the HTML field. 

If there's no Embed Code Available
Sometimes you can't access the embed code on youtube. If that happens, we still have a way to embed the video. 
1) Click on the the INSERT images audio video polls button in the upper right hand corner of the article submit box.

2)click on Manage your Videos then

3) click on add new video

4) create a "tag" name for the video

5) copy the 11 unique characters in the youtube video URL-- see the instructions on the add new video page.

6) add a description. Don't bother adding the link to video

7)click on ADD A VIDEO

then put the tag on the article submit page text field where you want the video to appear with double brackets, like this:  [[tag]]

That'll do it. 

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