How to Embed a YouTube Video in Joomla 3.0

Adding YouTube videos is a good way to make your articles be more attractive. Embedding such in Joomla 3 can be a difficult task, and that’s why in this article I will give you a step-by-step guide on how to easily embed YouTube videos in Joomla 3

1. Download YouTube Embedder for Joomla 3 and 2.5 here.

2. Install the extension. If you do not know how to do that, please read this article.

3. After successfully installing and enabling YouTube Embedder, you don’t need to do anything else. Go to the Article manager and create/edit an article. Here you just need to enter the link for the YouTube video that you want to embed. No embed or iframe code, just the YouTube link:
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4. Save and publish your article and that’s it, your video will be successfully embedded:

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We strongly recommend to use this plugin because you don’t need to do extra steps such as copy/paste the embed code or switching editors to embed a YouTube video. Not only that, you won’t make your Joomla site insecure by not allowing HTML tags filtering.

Note: This works under Joomla 3 and Joomla 2.5

This concludes how to embed a YouTube video in Joomla 3.0

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