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Offline ManoirTopic starter

Possible to link text to a youtube video?
« on: June 05, 2012, 11:52:56 AM »
Hi Everyone,

Unlike links to most sites, which can be set up directly in text, when I use the 'Insert Hyperlink' button above the composing window to insert a youtube link, it posts as a video player showing a preview frame overlaid with a clickable 'play' icon, which you then select to play the video.

But what if I want to link to a youtube video with just a word or line of text? Is it possible to create such a link here on Elliquiy, and if so how is it done?

Thanks for your time and attention!

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Re: Possible to link text to a youtube video?
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2012, 11:58:39 AM »
Text To Show Here

Code: [Select]
[url=link to youtube]Text To Show Here[/url]
Just use the URL tags instead.

Offline ManoirTopic starter

Re: Possible to link text to a youtube video?
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2012, 12:15:31 PM »
Hi Saffron

Your post shows me the youtube video player and preview frame I described, and the 'Insert Hyperlink' button above the composition window lays down the html URL tags. If what you describe works, could you provide an example of a text-only link, without the image of the youtube player?

To be clear, I'm trying to eliminate the video player graphic entirely, so the link is nothing but a word or phrase.

Thanks!
 

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Re: Possible to link text to a youtube video?
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 12:27:28 PM »
Like this?

[noembed]Funny Kitty Video[/noembed]

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[noembed][url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtNWRm972hU#]Funny Kitty Video[/url][/noembed]
You will need to put 'noembed' '/noembed' in brackets around the URL tags. 
« Last Edit: June 05, 2012, 12:29:00 PM by Mithlomwen »

Offline ManoirTopic starter

Re: Possible to link text to a youtube video?
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2012, 12:57:38 PM »
That works, thanks!

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Re: Possible to link text to a youtube video?
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2012, 04:15:04 PM »
There is also a option on Youtube that allows you to insert the link without the no embed tag. If you use the link below the video, where it says 'share', it wont show the video.

Offline ManoirTopic starter

Re: Possible to link text to a youtube video?
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2012, 07:01:10 PM »
Thanks, I'll keep that method in mind too!