How to Embed Youtube Videos with Joomla

The following process describes how to embed a YouTube video into a Joomla article.

  1. Upload your video to YouTube
  2. Open the video, in the address bar you will find the address to the video. Select and Copy it. (e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRciwmk0Zg0 )
  3. Log into Joomla and create your article.
  4. When ready to insert the video, click on the ‘Show/Hide’ link at the top left of the window. This will take you to the HTML of your article.
  5. Find the spot where you need to place the video (for example, the top of the bottom of the HTML section)
  6. Paste in the following script:
  7. <object width="425" height="350">
    <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/XRciwmk0Zg0" />
    <param name="wmode" value="transparent" />
    <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/XRciwmk0Zg0"
    type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
    wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350" />
    </object>
  8. Edit the script with your youtube link, don’t forget to replace both the ‘movie’ abd ’embed src’ links)
  9. Save and publish your article as usual.

The results will look like this:

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