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Embed YouTube videos


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5 February 2010 at 9:24am (Last edited: 5 February 2010 9:25am), Community Member, 7 Posts

I hope, this works:

Add BlogEntry::allow_wysiwyg_editing(); to /mysite/_config.php

And comment out this two lines in the BlogEntry.php:
$fields->addFieldToTab("Root.Content.Main", new TextareaField("Content", _t("BlogEntry.CN", "Content"), 20));


9 February 2010 at 5:20pm Community Member, 41 Posts

Hi there,

you can add any type of fields to DataObjects.

Here is an example of a DataObject to embed videos from youtube


class Videos extends DataObject {
   static $db = array(
      'Title' => 'Varchar(255)',
      'Description' => 'Text',
      'YouTubeCode' => 'HTMLText' //code to embed the video
   function getCMSFields() {
       $fields = parent::getCMSFields();

       $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Main', new TextField('Title', 'Video Title'));
      $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Main', new TextareaField('YouTubeCode', 'YouTube code to embed'));
      return $fields;


you can add more fields if you want.
Then just add $YouTubeCode in your template, as usual.