How to skip to a part of an embedded YouTube video

Tired of wading through 45 seconds of fluff to get to the start of an embedded YouTube video? Need to skip to a specific part of an embedded YouTube video? Here’s how to easily hack the YouTube embed code, to add video-skip functionality on WordPress.com blogs. Even though the WordPress software strips out the code and a YouTube embed ends up looking like this…

Just add…



…to the end of the line, and before the final “]”. Or just after the “fs=1” bit, if you spot WordPress moving it somewhere else in the line.

It works. 15 = the number of seconds to skip. You can change this to any number.

If you host your own blog, just add… &start=15 … to the full copy-and-paste YouTube code, direct after the bits which reads “fs=1”. You’ll need to do this twice, at different points in the code.

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