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)






 






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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:






 






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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)




 



 



--EDIT--



 



Updated file download link after moving it to Sky Drive

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