Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review, I'm happy my plugin was able to help you out. I wrote this plugin because I was having the same issue, plus trying to train my clients on how to embed videos with crazy code was never fun. So I wrote a plugin that made it stupid simple to add YouTube videos, copy and paste the URL or the share URL in to any article that's it :O)
Again thanks for the review.
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