phpBB Media Embed PlugIn

Frequently Asked Questions

Why can't Users Use The [media] BBCode?

When This extension is installed, it by default should be enabled for all forums and enabled in the following forum roles:
  1. Full Access
  2. On Moderation Queue
  3. Standard Access
  4. Standard Access + Polls
There is also a User-based permission for use in Private Messages (which has been allowed for all Registered users, and in the All Features and Standard Features user roles).

Anyone having permission issues should check your forum permissions.

Go to
  1. ACP
  2. Permissions
  3. Forum Permissions
  4. Select one of your forums (or all of them)
  5. Select a User or Group (e.g.: Registered Users) and click Edit permissions
  6. Advanced Permissions
  7. Content
  8. Set Can use [media] BBCode to Yes
  9. Also make sure Can use BBCode is set to Yes
If you are using roles, and have roles set for your forums, you should check them too:

Go to
  1. ACP
  2. Permissions
  3. Forum Roles
  4. Click the edit icon for a forum role (e.g.: Standard Access + Polls)
  5. Content
  6. Set Can use [media] BBCode to Yes
  7. Also make sure Can use BBCode is set to Yes
Also note that if any of the permissions are set to NEVER, then it won't work in that case...period! For example, if one of your Forum's is set to NEVER for Registered users, then even you, as an Admin, won't be allowed to use it in that forum even if your Admin permission was set to yes. For this it is always helpful to look at your Forum Permission Masks:

Go to
  1. ACP
  2. Permissions
  3. View Forum Based Permissions
  4. Select one of your forums (or all of them)
  5. Select a User or Group and click View permissions
  6. View the Content tabs of each forum
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In addition, there are a couple global phpBB ACP settings that also affect when this extension works:
  • If you have turned OFF Allow BBCode in Post Settings, this extension will not work.
  • If you have turned OFF Allow links in posts/private messages in Post Settings, plain URLs will not be embedded (but the MEDIA BBCode will still work).