Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Embedding objects/videos/etc in a MySite blog post

Thanks to the kind people who produced ERTE (http://erte.codeplex.com/), the following guide shows how to embed videos (etc) in a blog post…


1. download and extract this:



2. edit erte.js in your favourite javascript editor (or SPD), edit line 11 to reflect the location of the image:


var imagePath="/personal/mattg/blog/_catalogs/masterpage/erte.gif"


3. upload the 2 files (js and gif) to the _catalogs/masterpage library on your blog site (using SPD)




4. Edit the master page to include the following line (after the <BODY> tag)


<script type="text/javascript" src="/personal/mattg/blog/_catalogs/masterpage/erte.js"></script>


You need to replace “mattg” with your own name (look at the URL to your blog and work it out!)


5. You will now see a new menu option on the Rich Text Editor:




6. use the new menu item to insert the “embed” HTML in your post (the embed code is usually available on sites like YouTube, MSN SoapBox, SlideShare etc etc)





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