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If a picture is worth a thousand words, what about a video?

Embedding a photo or video into your post can add tremendously to its impact and is actually quite easy.  (WARNING:  Videos can take a lot of storage space!)

NOTE: This page is for non-nerds. There might be coding hoops that can be jumped through and, if so, feel free to create another page describing that process. Trying to K.I.S.S.

Objects You Can Embed

  • Pictures and Photos
  • Video
  • There might be more but I don't know what they are. Pages That Accept Embedded Objects

  • Admin and Moderators
    • Invite
    • Settings
      • Description
      • Member Notices
  • Anyone allowed to Post
    • Messages (When replying)
    • New Topic
    • New Poll
    • Chats
    • Calendar
      • New or editing an event
    • Wiki page
      NOTE: You cannot embed video into a wiki page.

How To Embed 

NOTE: You must have other content on the page to save it.

  1. Open any of the pages listed above
  2. On the text editing toolbar, click the Show advanced toolbar icon at the far right.
  3. On the advanced toolbar, click the Source code icon ( < > ) at the far right to display the Source code window.
  4. Navigate to the website that has embedding enabled:
    • On Flickr: It is the Share Photo function (Arrow) at the bottom of the photo when being viewed.
    • On YouTube: It is the Share function below the video.
  5. Click the Share icon.
  6. If given options, select the options you want.
  7. Click the Copy button.
  8. Navigate back to and the Source code window
  9. In the Source code window, paste the code where you want the object to be displayed.
    NOTE: By default, the cursor is at the end of the code. If you want your embedded content in the middle of the page, you'll have to figure out where that is.
    TIP: It is probably easiest if you have your post thought out beforehand so you can add it in sequence.
  10. Click the OK button. If you did it correctly, the object should appear in your post immediately, before you post.

Here is a link to my Youtube video entitled Embed Video Groups io.


The official user documentation is in the Help Center.