When the other party receives the link, all they have to do is click on a SUBSCRIBE or CANCEL button.
If a user is already subscribed to the channel, no message appears. If a user is not logged into YouTube, they will be prompted to do so after the above dialogue (and then they’ll subscribe to the channel).
I’ve seen a lot of web interfaces in my time. YouTube’s has got to be one of the worst ever. Fact! I am frequently shocked how unintuitive the simplest of things are, and how cumbersome and ugly the whole design is.
In this episode I’ll show you four ways of finding your YouTube Channel’s URL. I’ll also explain why there are three types of YouTube Channel URLs, and what the query parameters are that you can append.
Just in case watching videos isn’t your thing, or you’re in a hurry, I thought I’d include some written instructions as well 🙂
Something rather strange happened to me today: Safari 10 on macOS Sierra refused to let me login to YouTube. All it did was constantly refresh the page in an endless loop, or just display the front page of YouTube. I cleared the caches, reset the history, but no trick seemed to solve the problem.
When I dug deeper into the Preferences, I found something under Privacy that finally fixed it. Let me share with you what worked on my system.
head over to Safari – Preferences
select the Privacy tab
you’ll see a window like this one:
select Manage Website Data
after a few moments you’ll see a LONG list of websites that have saved cookies on your machine over time
in the top right corner, search for YouTube
you’ll see something like this:
select the YouTube.com entry and hit Remove, followed by Done
now surf back to YouTube and login – this time it’ll work
What we’ve just removed were not just cookies, but also HTML local storage data, as well as cache data specific to the YouTube website. I guess cached stuff can get outdated, or not properly deleted when we close our browser in a hurry.
The principle should work for other websites too, should they give you trouble. If you’re sick and tired of any website saving data to your system, consider switching to the “Always Block” option seen in the first screen shot.
In this screencast I’ll show you how to embed YouTube and Vimeo videos into your WordPress posts. There’s no need to copy and paste code snippets and position them anymore, thanks to a technology called oEmbed (sometimes called auto embed).
WordPress parses the URL to your videos and adds the code needed to display those automatically – it even adjusts the width (if supported by your theme).
oEmbed works with a variety of services, and while I’m at it I’ll show you how to embed items from YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr and Twitter. For a full list of supported services take a look at this:
Since YouTube are offerning higher quality playback, surely there should be an easy way to embed videos in this grandiose new quality too. There is indeed, even though YouTube are not very forthcoming with how this works. Fret not, the Guru can help you!
You know how to embed a standard video into your posts/websites? Sure you do, by copying the code that’s in the EMBED box on YouTube.
Notice that there are two URLs present in this code (one is for Internet Explorer, one is for Firefox & Co. Amend both URLs with the following code:
Voila, your video is now embedded in HD.
Compare these two examples if you will:
15 Ways to empty a Water Glass (SD)
15 Ways to empty a Water Glass (HD)
Have a look at the source code of this page for an exact example, if my explanation isn’t detailed enough. Enjoy!