While am providing you all with resource to grow your online business, i want to from now on be offering tutorials on webdesign.
i have got complains from so many of my clients after helping them setup a forum that they can’t insert youtube videos to a post. why is that? inserting youtube is more than just copying and pasting the youtube video URL or Embed html on your post.
today i am going to be showing you how to embed youtube videos in Smf forums without using a mod.
before i begin this tutorials if you are on SMF forum you need to check if the SMF forum has flash enabled, not all smf forum owners enables this because it poses little risk to the forum.
to do that
go to Admin > Posts and topics > Post Settings > and tick Embed flash into posts (be aware that embedding Flash might have small security risks). after you have done that Save.
now you’ve don that, keep your eyes fix on this post for the rest part of the tutorial.
The first step you need to take is to copy the video URL or Copy Embed html of the youtube video. you can do that by right- clicking on the video to see what you can copy. it is assume you are on PC. lol
If you make use of the Copy video URL, You will get a URL similar to this below:
If you make use of the Copy Embed html, You will get a URL similar to this below:
<iframe width=”640″ height=”360″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/-0Yq-Rolcm8?feature=player_detailpage” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>
we are making use of the Copy video URL
Now that you have the video URL copied to either a notepad or any other text editor replace “watch?v=” in the URL with “v/’ then the YouTube URL becomes
(a simple and clean URL isn’t it?)
Now copy the URL into the SMF message body of a new post and embed it with a flash tag [flash][/flash] just like this
that is all to Embeding Youtube Videos In SMF Forums Without A MOD.
this tutorial can also works for other forum types, as long as it support video embedding.
now all roads leads to rome.
you can also achieve this using a simple SMF mod that can make the work easy which is the AEVA mod.
below is a preview of how the embedded video will look on your forum