Tips Add Videos/Images in Blogger/Blogspot Comments

Many of you maybe have wondered if it is possible to post Youtube videos and images into Blogger comments. With this trick it will (: But first of all, you should know that if you have blogger threaded comments activated, it won't work. So if you want to have this feature, firstly, you should remove blogger threaded comments.

Read here on How to Remove Blogger Threaded Comments.

How to add videos/images in Blogger comments

Step 1. Go to Dashboard >> Template >> Edit HTML (click on Proceed if needed)




 Step 2. Select "Expand widget templates" box (make a backup)

Step 3. Find (using CTRL + F) the following tag:

</body>

Step 4. Paste the code below, immediately above/before that tag:

<b:if cond='data:blog.pageType == &quot;item&quot;'>
<script type='text/javascript'>
//<![CDATA[
function replaceText(){if(!document.getElementById){return;}
bodyText = document.getElementById("multimedia");
theText = bodyText.innerHTML;
theText = theText.replace(/\[img\]/gi, "<div style='clear:both'></div><img style='float:left;margin:10px 0;border:1px solid #DDD;max-width:490px;background:#FFF;padding:4px' src='");
theText = theText.replace(/\[\/img\]/gi, "'/><div style='clear:both'></div>");
theText = theText.replace(/\[youtube\]http:\/\/youtu.be/gi, "<iframe width='480' height='390' src='http://www.youtube.com/embed");
theText = theText.replace(/\[youtube\]http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch\?v=/gi, "<iframe width='480' height='390' src='http://www.youtube.com/embed/");
theText = theText.replace(/&amp;feature=/gi, "?rel=0' '");
theText = theText.replace(/\[\/youtube\]/gi, "?rel=0' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen></iframe>");
theText = theText.replace(/\[youtube\]http:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch\?v=/gi, "<iframe width='480' height='390' src='http://www.youtube.com/embed/");
theText = theText.replace(/\[\/youtube\]/gi, "frameborder='0' allowfullscreen></iframe>");bodyText.innerHTML = theText;
}replaceText();
//]]>
</script>
</b:if>

Step 5. Now find (CTRL + F) this code:

<b:loop values='data:post.comments' var='comment'>

Step 6. Add the following code just above it:

<div id='multimedia'>

Step 7. Now find:

</b:loop>

Note: look for this piece of code after the code on the step 5.

Step 8. Just after, paste this piece of code:

</div>

Step 9. Save template.

Instructions

Now everytime you want to post images & videos in comments, you should add the following tags at the beginning and end of the url of your youtube videos or images you want to share:

For example:

We have this Youtube URL:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEgX64n3T7g

  • To add a youtube video in blogger comments, we'll have to add the red codes at the beginning and end of the youtube URL of the video:
[youtube]www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEgX64n3T7g[/youtube]
  • To add images in blogger comments, add these codes at the beginning and at the end of your image url:
[img]your-image-url[/img]

Note: replace your-image-url with the url address of your image

Settings

To tell your visitors on how to post images and videos into your blogger comments, you can add a message just above your blogger comment form.

Just go to Dashboard >> Settings >> Posts and Comments - and look for the Comment Form Message section, click on "Add" link and add this text:

If you want to post a youtube video or a image in your comment, use <b>[img]YOUR-IMAGE-URL-HERE[/img]</b> for posting images and <b>[youtube]YOUTUBE-VIDEO-URL-HERE[/youtube]</b>

See this screenshot for more info:


Now click on the "Save Settings" button on the top right corner and you're done!

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