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Youtube videos starting at a specific point

YouTube videos are embedded via a WP-specific shortcode (or by simply pasting the video URL, if you have enabled auto-embeds in Settings > Media).
The shortcode allows you to add extra options too – see Support doc on YouTube.
But there’s an option missing from that doc: making the video start at a specific point. Continue reading

Inserting a series of Youtube videos

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ If you have a Youtube account, you can create and save playlists. You can then insert such a playlist in your blog, and the videos will play in sequence. Useful for actual playlists as well as long videos that have been split into a number of parts. Copy the URL of the playlist; it … Continue reading

Inserting Kickstarter videos

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ Update May 2013: Kickstarter videos have a different sourcecode now. New instructions: Visit the video page, select View Source from the menu bar of your browser and search for this: <meta property="og:video:secure_url" Copypaste the code from that point up to the height and width tags, and paste it into a simple text file. Example: … Continue reading

The gigya shortcode 1 – inserting videos

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ WP.com supports javascript and flash, but doesn’t allow you to use those types of code directly, for security reasons – see Support doc on code. To insert objects that would normally require such a code, you use various WP-specific formulas – see Support doc on shortcodes. Strangely, the gigya shortcode is missing from that … Continue reading

Comments: allowed HTML (2)

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ As shown in part 1 of this article, some themes display this as the html you are confined to when commenting: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <pre> <del datetime=""> <em> <i><q cite=""> <strike> <strong> Explanation (for those not familiar with html) All the above are opening tags: … Continue reading

Changing the default positioning of shortcode objects (pt. 3)

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ [Updated April 2013.] [Pt.1 here; pt.2 here.] Adjusting gallery column distance <div class="aligncenter" style="width:60%;"> SHORTCODE HERE </div> The width number is an example – adjust it till the columns get the distance you prefer. Audio player with text (e.g. track title) by its side <div style="float:left;width:30%;"> TEXT HERE </div> <div style="float:left;width:70%;"> SHORTCODE HERE </div> … Continue reading

Shortcode objects and changing their default positioning (pt. 1)

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ [Updated April 2013.] [Pt.2 here; pt.3 here.] Several types of objects are embedded in a post or a page via what WP calls shortcodes. Among others – • Youtube shortcode: [youtube=URL HERE] • Vimeo shortcode: [vimeo NUMBER HERE] or [vimeo http://vimeo.com/NUMBER HERE] • Poll shortcode: [polldaddy poll=NUMBER HERE] • Audio player shortcode: [1] [audio URL … Continue reading

Some remarks on Monotone and Duotone

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ Monotone is a very unusual theme, designed to be primarily used as a photo album, with one image in each post. Unique features: • Image showcased above post title, rest of post content (if any) below title. • Images inserted in full size – resizing options/tools don’t work. • One post per page (with … Continue reading

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