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Overdue for a YouTube video

November 6th, 2006
YouTube logo

The Meat Purveyors, a personal favourite of mine are breaking up. They’ve broken up before but this time it is amicable and for good. One of the members is getting married and moving to Maine.

Anyway they are from Austin and this song is about a certain Texan and it has been turned into a YouTube video by a fan.

This is the first YouTube video I’ve posted, I had to register with to get my API key which apparently allows me to post videos to my blog from YouTube itself. We’ll see if it works.

Optimal WordPress Embedding

Wow it used to be a lot harder to post a YouTube video. I’d forgotten this post but the embedded video still works. I have upgraded to WordPress 5 and as part of that update I’m overhauling every old post. I won’t be switching them all to Gutenberg the new “blocks” based editor but one of the unanswered questions I have is the best way to embed an image from Flickr?

Bob Log III

You can use a shortcode or a block but I like the results of using the custom JavaScript better. The above image was embedded with Flickr’s latest JavaScript, which I inserted by editing this post as HTML. That is the same way I ended up embedding a YouTube video and it still works over a dozen years later.

Often content gets taken down, APIs change, JavaScript ceases to work. Although I appear committed to improving every single blog post, I am not committing to updating every embedded image or video. Pinterest embedding seems the most likely to break in my experience. Instagram seems to have the most voluminous JavaScript and many of my old images from that website have to be removed, I just don’t have the energy to fix every busted link and broken bit of JavaScript. If you have thoughts on embedding content into WordPress blog posts especially in the latest greatest version of WordPress you can leave them below.


  • Muskie says:

    I couldn’t post a video from YouTube nor could I get code like:
    [ youtube=] to work as detailed here.

    I had to use the embeded tag, I didn’t need the cute way, I’m not even sure I needed a YouTube video in my blog but I’m trying to post positive things and the American Election is coming up so it is timely.

  • Muskie says:

    YouTube videos didn’t work out quite like it was suppose to so I upgraded to WordPress version 2.0.5

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