You Tube Coding; httpv works for embedding, not for email

Feb 14, 2011 by

Well, I’ve learned a little lesson here this morning from posting an important news release over on my business site, ClaxtonCreative.com.

I found last week a great tool that helps make it easier to embed video from YouTube right into a blog post.  It’s really tricky.  Not.

You take the coding:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cQWj_qxxbM and instead of having to go get all that embedding language and then go into the HTML settings here in WordPress, you simply add a V to the end of the http: prefix so it looks like this:  httpv:     //www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cQWj_qxxbM as such. (I put a bunch of space in between v: and // so that it would stay so I could show you and not add the video box.)

But Don’t Do This With Email

I’ve sent news releases via email this morning all over America promoting my client’s book: What your pastor didn’t tell you about ‘The Prosperity Message.’

In the news release, I copied the text from the WordPress posting over there and pasted into an email.  Well, it doesn’t work that way.  I’d even loaded it into PitchEngine with the v. It didn’t work either.

So please, this great short cut works well in WordPress, and doesn’t work at all in Email or PitchEngine.

And it was embarrassing to have to send out a followup updated release saying: Here’s the proper link.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cQWj_qxxbM

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