Embedding YouTube Videos In A Joomla Article

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Embedding YouTube Videos in Joomla 2.5 Articles

Some straightforward instructions for embedding online videos into an article in Joomla version 2.5

I've seen this question crop up several times on Joomla forums but so far I've not found a simple and complete set of instructions explaining how to accomplish it. Well hopefully this article will address that. Feel free to comment if you disagree.

The default functionality settings in the Tiny MCE Plugin are set to Advanced. This needs to be changed to Extended which gives many more features in the Article Editor.

Go to Extensions > Plug-ins > Editor - Tiny MCE > and set the Functionality option on the right-hand side menu to Extended.

You will also need to allow iFrames to be used. From the list of Basic Options, remove iframe from Prohibited Elements.

If you now open a new article you will see the editing bar has many more buttons.


Next, go to Site, Global Configuration, Text Filters. Scroll down to Super User and change the setting for Filter Type to No Filtering.


Finally open the YouTube video you wish to embed and select Share >> Embed.


Select and Copy the iframe code.

Create or Open a Joomla Article and select Toggle Editor. This switches the editor to HTML code view. Paste the code you just copied into the editor and press Update.

You’re Done.

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