Will Some Kind Soul Help Dotty, Please?

 

The noisy fuckers are here. They were here at half seven this morning, but they haven’t turned the gas off yet. In case it gets too bad and I can’t write a post today I thought I’d ask some things I’ve been wanting to know how to do for ages so if anyone knows the answers I’ll be very grateful if you’ll tell me (I know some of you do because I see you do what I want to know how to do). Please.

1.  How do you put a Youtube video in a post?

2.  How do you put a Youtube video in a reply?

3.  How do you make a pingback thingy? Sometimes I do a link to someone’s blog and it makes a pingback, other times it doesn’t.

Thank you.

 

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  1. 1: You copy the embed code and then click the HTML tab on your writing page to paste it in.
    2: I have no clue.
    3: See 2

    Love, Missus Tribble xxx

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    • Dear Missus Tribble,

      Thank you – I still don’t get it though. I don’t know what the embed code is and if I click the HTML thing won’t it fuck up my post?

      Love Dotty xxx

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      • Dear Dotty,

        Go to Youtube and select your desired video. Click “Share”, then “Embed code”. Copy code and paste it on your entry under the HTML tab.

        No it won’t. I find it helps to type something after inserting HTML before going back to the text tab.

        Love, Missus Tribble

      • Dear Missus Tribble,

        I DID IT!!!!

        The first time I switched back to the text it made a link instead of posting the video but when I published it straight from html it did it.

        THANK YOU! :-)

        Love Dotty xxx

      • You’re very welcome! And Elaine has taught me how to make clicky pictures now so I have peas on my page. I like peas, they are my friends :)

        Love, Missus Tribble xxx

      • Dear Missus Tribble,

        I like peas too – garden peas. :-)

        I’ve been wanting to know the video thing for ages because I can hear songs better on Youtube than I can on my stereo, I think the harsher sound of my laptop helps, and if I can put some of my favourites on here I have them to hand. :-)

        Love Dotty xxx

        Love Dotty xxx

      • Dear Dotty,

        Did you watch the X-Men “Born This Way” parody that I posted yesterday? It is Awesome.

        I think we’re growing garden peas this year. Definitely mange tout, which I plan to use in Piccalilli.

        Love, Missus Tribble xxx

      • Dear Missus Tribble,

        Yes, it’s great. :-)

        I used to grow things. My rocket was the best in the world.

        Love Dotty xxx

      • Dear Dotty,

        I love growing things! Mostly ornamental plants but I’m growing spuds, romanesco cauliflower and red cabbage in my borders this year, and some mange tout are in my trellises with the honesuckle and the crimson glory climbing rose. I need to get the camera and grab you some garden porn.

        Love, Missus Tribble xxx

      • Dear Missus Tribble,

        Yes, I’d love to see some photos. My garden’s a mess now, overgrown but unfinished.

        Love Dotty xxx

      • Dear Dotty,

        The weekend is being quite vile here, but we will get some photographs when it’s sunny again.

        Would you like to see the greenhouse and vegetable/herb patch too?

        Love, Missus Tribble xxx

      • Dear Missus Tribble,

        Yes, it’s grim here too, grey and chilly.

        yes please. :-)

        Love Dotty xxx

  2. Don’t know anything about Nos 1 and 2. As for pingbacks, I’m like you; if I put in a link, it pings if it wants to ping. I’m no help at all but shall be very interested to read the answers that other people give you.

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    • Dear Lady Dennis,

      I don’t know why the pingback thing doesn’t work all the time – I thought I was doing something wrong with it.

      Love Dotty xxx

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      • There’s also a thingy somewhere on the Dashboard that asks you to check a box if you want to allow Pingbacks on your site. It’s somewhere around the same place that asks if you want to allow Comments on your site. Some people might not have checked the Pingback box. In which case, our Pingbacks to them wouldn’t ping. This could be a logical explanation for something that appears to be very mysterious otherwise.

      • Dear Lady Dennis,

        Ah, yes – you could be on to something there.
        John said it’s only full post links that do the pingback, not ordinary links to the whole blog. So two reasons.
        It’s all becoming clearer. :-)

        TURN YOUR PINGBACK THINGY ON EVERYONE.

        Love Dotty xxx

  3. Gday Dotty

    You copy the html.code from the YouTube share button, in the WordPress post select the html tab and paste where you want it.

    Some WordPress accounts don’t allow followers to post videos as comments.

    Ping back must be full unaltered link of a post, not their home.

    John

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  4. Dear Dotty,

    Just so you do not feel alone in your predicament: I don’t even know what a pingback is. Am currently in contact with the noise pollution police for reasons so banal as not to be mentioned. And one should always sweep in front of one’s own before pointing a finger at the neighbour’s door.

    It not only sounds pathetic it is pathetic: If I could I’d report my computer tower for humming. I would. Oddly the Angel (that’s my son) blasting Metal through the house is music to my ears. As an aside: I believe Beethoven to be the godfather of Metal.

    As to embedding: Why waste time? I only say that because I run on high octane and am very good at coming up with vacuous reasons why I can’t be arsed.

    Don’t put your head in the oven till the gas has been turned off.
    Hugs and kisses,
    U

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    • Dear bitch,

      I’ve just said to Missus Tribble, I can hear my favourite songs better through Youtube, they’re harsher than playing my cds somehow, probably the laptop sound is crap but crap seems to work well for me, so I can make a little library of them here so I don’t have to piss about when I want to listen to them.

      Love Dotty xxx

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  5. she sits among the cabbages and peas!

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    • Dear Elaine,

      HA HA HA HA HA! I love it. :-) :-) :-)

      Now – how do you put a video in a reply, please?

      Love Dotty xxx

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      • it doesn’t work like this in all wp blogs, for some reason, but it did in yours. this is how i did it.

        you are in youtube and you have your nice video like this one

        underneath it, in youtube, is a button that says “share”. you click on that, and then a link appears highlighted in blue. you don’t have to click on it, you just hit ctrl C on your keyboard. like cutting and copying text, and literally just drop it with ctrl V in the comment.

        some wp themes don’t seem to be set up this way, so you need to use the square brackets, but i haven’t done it so can’t say for sure. i know lucy’s football has worked it out, because the cut and paste job doesn’t work in her comments.

      • Dear Elaine,

        Thank you, I’ll have a go. I love the Moon. :-)

        Love Dotty xxx

  6. Great to see you reach out to the community for answers to some of your technical questions — I’ve got to take advantage of this resource as well…

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  7. Dorothy

     /  June 1, 2012

    Dear Dotty,
    I love your attitude. Annoy away. I will be in respite today but you can send me annoying videos if you want I just might not get to them immediately. I am on my magic blue headache pills and will sign on latter when this migraine has found someone else to bother. Enjoy the rest of your day….ta ta all
    Love Dorothy

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    • Dear Dorothy,

      Ooh, that’s a bugger, I’m sorry you’ve got it. I hope it goes away soon.

      Love Dotty xxx

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      • Dorothy

         /  June 1, 2012

        Dear Dotty,
        Thank you! Actually I already feel much better. That is why I call these my magic blue pills. I couldn’t stand to miss out on this sunny day today either, seeing as tomorrow is going to rain. I’ll be catching up on everything bloggy later today since I have to wash the pine pollen off my car while my brother is at work. Always something weird to do. Take care!
        Love Dorothy

      • Dear Dorothy,

        I’m glad! And I know the relief at catching the sod before it knocks you for six. Have a good rest of your day. :-)

        Love Dotty xxx

  8. kzackuslheureux

     /  June 1, 2012

    Dear Dotty,
    Computers scare me … I just use them, but I don’t love them, nope, not at all!
    Good Luck,
    Love,
    Alphabet

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    • Dear Alphabet,

      Me too – I don’t care if I know next to nothing, as long as I can do what I want to do.

      Love Dotty xxx

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  9. Why didn’t I think of asking people these questions? It took me HOURS to figure out how to put YouTube videos in my posts. Dotty, you are smarter than I am.

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    • Dear kathy,

      It’s taken me months to ask! I tried to work it out myself, I just never thought of pressing that Share button – I thought it spread it all over, I didn’t realise there was a code hidden in there.

      Love Dotty xxx

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  10. Dear Dotty,

    Sounds to me like you’ve gotten your answers. The only thing I would add is that once you click to allow pingbacks, WP should take care of the rest. Good for you for asking — I appreciated the answers, too!

    By the way, I just love Kumblant’s picture. He is a looker, isn’t he — I wonder if he likes tall women! Just kidding —

    Love,

    Judith

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  11. I need to know this stuff. I don’t even know what the ping thing is…

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  12. I’d weigh in but it looks like you’ve had help!

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