Embedding Flickr, YouTube, Tweets, Vimeo and more with a URL

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Edublogs allows you to quickly embed videos, images and other content such as Tweets and Scribd into a post or page using their URL.

Websites that you can embed using their URL include blip.tvDailyMotionFlickr (videos and images), PhotobucketQikScribdTwitterViddlerVimeoYouTube (public videos only), WordPress.tv

Using URL Video Tutorial

Important Embed Tips

1.  Must not be hyperlinked

When you embed using the URL you need to make sure it is not hyperlinked.

If the URL is blue, as shown in the example below, then it is hyperlinked.

Hyperlinked URL

To make it work you need to unlink the video URL by selecting the whole URL and clicking on the Unlink icon on your Visual Editor toolbar.

Unlinking

2.  Place URL on its own line

Make sure the URL is on its own line.  There should not be any characters or whitespace before or after the URL.

BlipTV

To quickly embed from BlipTv:

1.  Copy the video’s URL from your web browser’s address bar while viewing the video.

Video URL

2.  Go to Posts > Add New or Pages > Add New.

3.  Paste the URL on a line by itself in your post/page editor.

Paste Blip TV URL

Below is what it looks like embedded when you view your post:

Daily Motion:

To quickly embed a video from DailyMotion

1.  Copy the video’s URL from your web browser’s address bar while viewing the video.

Paste the Daily motion video URL

2.  Go to Posts > Add New or Pages > Add New.

3.  Paste the URL on a line by itself in  your post/page editor.

URL in post

Below is what it looks like embedded when you view your post:

Flickr

To quickly embed a video or photo from Flckr:

1.  Copy the image or video URL from your web browser’s address bar while viewing the image or video.

Flickr URL

2.  Go to Posts > Add New or Pages > Add New or open an existing post or page in editing mode.

3.  Paste the URL on a line by itself in  your post/page editor.

Video URL in post

Below is what a Flickr video looks like embedded when you view your post:

Below is what a Flickr image looks like embedded:

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Please refer to Fair use, copyright and introductions to using images when using images from the Internet.

Scribd

To quickly embed a Scribd

1.  Copy the URL of the Scribd from your web browser’s address bar while viewing the document.

Scribd URL

2.  Go to Posts > Add New or Pages > Add New.

3.  Paste the URL on a line by itself in  your post/page editor.

Scribd in a post

Below is what it a Scribd looks like embedded:

Use the Scribd embed code if you want to embed as a larger version.

Twitter

To quickly embed a tweet from Twitter:

1.  Locate the tweet you want to embed and click on the timestamp.

3.  You’ll be taken to the tweet’s individual page.  Copy the URL in your web browser’s address bar.

2.  Go to Posts > Add New or Pages > Add New.

3.  Paste the URL on a line by itself in  your post/page editor.

Twitter URL in a post

Below is what it an embedded tweet looks like embedded when you view your post:

Vimeo

To quickly embed a video from Vimeo

1.  Copy the video’s URL from your web browser’s address bar while viewing the video.

Vimeo URL

2.  Go to Posts > Add New or Pages > Add New.

3.  Paste the URL on a line by itself in  your post/page editor.

Vimeo video

Below is what it looks like embedded when you view your post:

YouTube

To quickly embed a YouTube video

1.  Click on the Share link under the YouTube video.

2.  Copy the Video URL.

Video URL

3.  Go to Posts > Add New or Pages > Add New.

Adding the video URL

4. The video will look something like this when you view your published post.

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