Integrate YouTube with your phpBB Forum

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.

Enter the following in the ‘BBCode usage’ box:


Enter the following in the ‘HTML replacement’ box:

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

[YouTube] [/YouTube]

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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