How (not) to post a video in your blog...

Just so you know: this page was imported from my old blog. Some pages were rather mangled in the process; my apologies if things don't quite look right.
  1. Find a video you like on YouTube,
  2. Start a new blog entry, and think up an appropriate title (witty and/or attention-grabbing is better),
  3. Copy the handy HTML code provided by YouTube and paste it into the HTML editor in your blog,
  4. Click the "update" button to return to your blog's WYSIWYG view,
  5. Click the "save entry" button,
  6. Admire your... Oh bugger, where's my video gone?
  7. Click the "edit" link to open your blog entry again,
  8. Click the "HTML" button to see what's happened to your HTML,
  9. Wonder why your HTML code seems to have turned itself into a random jumble of code that makes no sense to anyone,
  10. Repeat steps 3 to 6 at least 5 times,
  11. Google for an answer to the problem,
  12. Try 15 different permutations of your Google search. Still nothing,
  13. Google for a plugin to work around the problem,
  14. Find a plugin but not too sure if it'll work, so off we go to take a database back-up before anything else is done...

So, far from being able to upload a video about a floating dog, I'm now looking for a way of putting YouTube videos into blogs without breaking everything.

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