So i'm trying to add a button over the text editor which on pressed lets the user paste in a youtube link which is then covered in shortcode something like this [code]youtube.com[/code]. Following this guide lets me show the button however pressing the button does northing. nothing afterwards pops up.

See screenshots for clarification. And here's my code:

jQuery(function($) {

        function open_media_window() {
            if (this.window === undefined) {
                this.window = wp.media({
                        title: 'Insert a media',
                        library: {type: 'image'},
                        multiple: false,
                        button: {text: 'Insert'}
                var self = this; // Needed to retrieve our variable in the anonymous function below
                this.window.on('select', function() {
                        var first = self.window.state().get('selection').first().toJSON();
                        wp.media.editor.insert('[myshortcode id="' + first.id + '"]');
            return false;

And here's the php inside function.php:

add_action('media_buttons', 'add_my_media_button', 25);

function add_my_media_button() {
    echo '<a href="#" id="insert-my-media" class="button">Add my media</a>';

function include_media_button_js_file() {
    wp_enqueue_script('media_button', get_template_directory_uri().'/assets/js/media_button.js');


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