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So You Want to Post a Picture/YouTube/Tweet

DJ Byrnes's picture
February 17, 2014 at 3:35pm

Some folks mentioned they're having trouble embedding media into their comments. Our new system makes this very simple and straight forward, once you learn the ropes. I've created this post (a cross-post from the Micky Marroti Appreciation Thread) as a guide to help those in need.

Pictures/GIFs: When you have located your image, you can simply right click (or dual click if you're on a Chromebook/Macbook, w/e) and select "Copy Image URL." Once you have that, you come into the comment editor. You'll see this media toolbar on the right of the comment toolbar:

The Media Toolbar (located on the right of comment toolbar)

For GIFs/pictures, click the picture icon, located on the far left of the media toolbar. It will give you this screen:

Image Hub

Just paste the URL into the URL slot, hit "OK" and the comment hub will automatically do the coding for you. If successful, the image will appear in the comment box before you even post.

YouTube. YouTube videos are just as easy. The Youtube icon (second from the right in the toolbar image above) gives you a screen like this:

YouTube Hub

Just copy/paste the URL of the YouTube video you want to embed, and hit OK. If you want to select where the video starts from, you have that option at the bottom.

After that, click OK. We'll handle the rest of the code. It's that simple.

Tweets. Tweets are probably the trickiest, but they're still quite easy. Find the tweet you want to embed:

DPRK News Service: A bizarre, hilarious follow

See that "... More" tab near the bottom? Next to "Favorite"? Click that and you'll get this dropdown menu. Click "Embed Tweet" it will give you something that looks like this:

Twitter code

Copy that code text. Then come back to the 11W comment hub and click on the Twitter bird, on the far right of the previously mentioned toolbar. Paste the code in like so:

Twitter Code

Hit OK and BEHOLD:

It should be noted, if the tweet you're trying to embed comes from an account that's locked, you won't have the option to embed it. 

It's all pretty straight forward once you get the hang of it. If you guys are still having trouble, let me know and I'll try to help you out.

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