by March 19, 2010 0 comments

With Youtube gaining popularity, more
and more phpBB boards want to allow their members to post YouTube
videos in their posts. I am sure most of you reading this watch Youtube
videos and share them. Here we guide you on how to add YouTube videos
to your phpBB forums.While phpBB has some of the most popular BBCodes
included by default, you can also add your own . This article will
explain how to add your own custom BBCodes. PhpBB3 has a powerful new
feature that lets you add your own BBCodes directly from an easy to use
admin panel interface –no MODS or code changes needed.

To do this, login to Administrative
Control Panel (ACP) and click on the ‘Posting’ tab at the top. Click on
the ‘Add a New BBCode’ button in the bottom right of the page. This
will open up three text input areas, BBCode usage, HTML replacement,
and Help line text box -where you can enter a tip on how to use your
new BBCode.

Direct Hit!

Applies To: Web Developers
USP: Share video on your phpBB forum
Primary Link:

Search Engine Keywords: YouTube video, Video sharing

Enter the following in the ‘BBCode usage’ box:


Enter the following in the ‘HTML replacement’ box:

Login to ACP, click on ‘Posting’ and add the
code under the three head and you’re done.

< font color="#FF0000"><object width=”425″
height=”350″><param name=”movie”
name=”wmode” value=”transparent”></param><embed
type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” wmode=”transparent” width=”425″

And finally enter the following in the
‘Help line text’ box:


Now, to use the new [YouTube][/YouTube]
BBcode tags you just created on posting page, you need to insert the
YouTube Video ID of the YouTube video you want to add in between the
tags. You will now be able to embed YouTube videos on your forum.

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