How to Display YouTube Video as a URL with OSYouTube Pro

How to Display YouTube Video as a URL with OSYouTube Pro

One of our customers asked how to display a YouTube video only as a URL link.

This is possible with OSYouTube Pro. The parameter that makes this possible is "Ignore HTML links".

In this blog post, I'll show you how to embed a YouTube video just as a URL

You will find the "Ignore HTML links" parameter only in OSYouTube Pro.

Once you install OSYouTube Pro, you will see the "Ignore HTML links"  by default set to "No":

the default ignore html links setting no

Once you enabled it, the trick is to enter your URL in the HTML source code in this format:

<a href="/url.of.your.youtube.video">url.of.your.youtube.video</a>

Let's take a look at how to do this in more detail.

  • In your Joomla administrator panel, go to "Extensions" > "Plugins":

go to extensions plugins

  • You will be taken to the "Plugin" screen. Find your "OSYouTube Pro" plugin. Click on its title to open it up for editing its settings:

find osyoutube plugin open it for editing

  • Scroll down to find the "Ignore HTML links" parameter. Click on its option "Yes":

click yes

  • Click "Save" or "Save & Close".

Now you need to open up your required Joomla page for editing in the "Source code" mode. How to open this mode depends on your default Joomla HTML editor.

  • In TinyMCE editor, go to "Tools" > "Source code":

tools source code

  • In JCE editor, click the "Code" tab:

in jce click the code tab

Enter your URL in the HTML source code in this format:

<a href="/url.of.your.youtube.video">url.of.your.youtube.video</a>

enter your youtube video url in this format

  • Click "OK" and then click "Save" or "Save & Close".

Check your Joomla page with the URL of the YouTube video. You will see that this page displays only the URL, without the video.

final result


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About the author

Alex is a self-taught Microsoft Certified Professional based in England. He enjoys learning Joomla and helping beginners and web site administrators make the most of it.