Bad news and good news. WordPress 2.8 is installed and working; bad news is it doesn’t include the youtube posting functionality we were hoping.
However. More good news. I’d been using the WordPress plugin Smart Youtube since way back when I did the mass-posting of George Carlin videos. However, I really haven’t been good about updating it. Evidently a newer version than the one I was using (and I’d have to look at the changelog to see which) allows for posting Youtube videos in comments as well as in the main body of the blog. Plus this new version allows for embedding playlists now — meaning my having posted 26 episodes of Thunderf00t’s “why people laugh at creationists” series separately was completely unnecessary.
However, it requires some special instructions. I’m putting spaces in these instructions to keep the plugin from triggering on it, just eliminate the space between the protocol identifier and the colon when testing it. I’ll be testing it below myself as an anonymous user.
To use the video in your posts, paste YouTube video URL with httpv :// (notice the ‘v’).
Important: The URL should just be copied into your post normally and the letter ‘v’ added, do not create a clickable link!
Example: httpv ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWfksMD4PAg
If you want to embed high quality video (for videos that have them) use httpvh :// instead (Video High).
If you want to embed HD Quality (DVD quality 720p) video use httpvhd :// instead (Video High Defintion).
To embed playlists use httpvp:// (eg. httpvp ://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=528026B4F7B34094)
* httpv :// – regular video
* httpvh :// – high quality
* httpvhd :// – HD quality
* httpvp :// – playlist