How to Embed YouTube Videos in WordPress Posts Easily (with screenshots)

By | October 14, 2017

In past few years, the number of people’s taking interest in Online Videos has been increased. People are showing more interest in watching a video instead of reading a long article. This has only become possible due to High Internet speed & smartphone usage. So, Adding a video to your post can increase the interest of your users. It also makes your content & posts beautiful. If you are using a platform like – WordPress, you can easily embed videos into your post & pages.

Embedding a video into WordPress post or pages is easier than you think. Here we will discuss how to embed a video into WordPress in some simple steps. If your blog posts contain videos, It will give a better understanding of article to users.

How to Embed a YouTube Video in WordPress

You don’t need to download the video and upload it to WordPress because WordPress supports auto-embedding for YouTube & other sites like Ted, Facebook, Vimeo, WordPress.tv, Instagram, and many others.

Step- 1. Go to YouTube.com & then search the video that you want to embed/add into your post or page.

Step- 2. When the video starts playing, click on SHARE button – A screenshot is given below & showing the process.

 

Step- 3.  When you click on the SHARE button, Video URL will pop-up Copy this URL (as shown in the screenshot given above.)

Step- 4.  Now, Go to WordPress website or blog & Open the post/page into which you want to add YouTube video.

Step- 5.  All you need to do is to paste the video URL into the post editor. Make sure that the URL is on its own line and not clickable (hyperlinked).

This Process is shown in the screenshot given below.

Please Note:   If you are using the visual editor, then WordPress will immediately fetch the embed code and display the video inside post editor. You can now save your post and click on the preview button to see the video embed in your blog post.

Adding YouTube Video to WordPress Using an Embed Code

Above discuss method is one of the fastest method used for Adding a YouTube video into WordPress post/pages. But sometimes we need to add a video to Widget area, where auto embedding is not working. Here, we have to use get the custom embed code of the video. Here are the steps for getting the embed code for a youtube video

  • Go to YouTube.com & then search the video that you want to embed/add into your post or page.
  • Click on Share button (Discussed in Step- 2. given above)
  • Click on Embed (A pop-up will appear showing the embed code of the video)

Note  Here you can control the size of the video player. You can also enable & disable the Embed options. A screenshot is given below showing the steps given above.

After this, simply paste the embed code in the widget section you want to add & you are done.

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