I have a wordpress website, but the blog/post side of things wont display videos even when using the insert media/video link.

It just shows the code up.

What page/file do I need to edit and where to get this to work?

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Add this line where you want to display the video:

<iframe width="604" height="453" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/your_video_id?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

replacing "your_video_id" with your id (find it in your youtube account).

  • Interesting, that works however Im certain I tried that in the past and got nowhere! Thanks!
    – Wayners247
    Commented Sep 11, 2013 at 10:34
  • I think this is not a proper answer. Wordpress offer shortcodes and auto-embed features for a wide range of video providers, including youtube. Also, direct embeding is considered a bad practice in editorial area. You should definitely use the youbute url and wordpress will render the vídeo for you, if this feature is not working you should investigate the reason instead of directly paste the embeding code.
    – cybmeta
    Commented Sep 11, 2013 at 11:08
  • The problem was that it was not rendering the video for me, but the above solution is doing.
    – Wayners247
    Commented Sep 11, 2013 at 11:23
  • I would suggest that the symptom was that WordPress was not rendering the video; the problem is still unfound.
    – Pat J
    Commented Sep 11, 2013 at 13:18

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