How To Embed A Youtube Video In Wordpress

How To Embed A Youtube Video In WordPress

In this post I'm going to show you how to embed a YouTube video in WordPress in this step-by-step tutorial. It's okay to use videos from YouTube if they have the "share" option enabled.

In fact, it is beneficial for the creator of the video for you to add their video to your website, so there's no harm done. If someone were to be annoyed about you using their videos on your websites they shouldn't have allowed the video share options on YouTube in the first place.

If you can't find the share option on YouTube for a particular video, it means the uploader (owner) of the video has switched off that option.

It benefits you and it benefits the creator of the video because they get more view counts. That's a good thing if you have a video on YouTube and people embed it onto their websites. You can, of course, use this exact same technique for your own YouTube videos.

So, without further ado, let's learn how to embed a YouTube video on your own WordPress website. 

Why Adding Videos To Your Website Is a Good Thing To Do

Adding videos to your blog posts and pages will add to your visitors' user experience and it will also help you to get ranked better in google, yahoo, bing and other search engines.

This technique is just one of many. It can also be done with other videos from places like Vimeo, although the procedure may differ slightly.

You can also add videos (depending on your hosting provider) directly to your website by uploading the actual video file itself within your WordPress dashboard. This is done by clicking the add media which can be found top left when you are in edit mode on your site. 

Site Speed

Bare in mind that doing it this way may slow down your website because video files are typically quite big and therefore use a lot of hosting resources when storing them. I prefer to upload my videos to my youtube channel and then embed them using this exact technique shown here.

So if you're ready to begin the tutorial you can follow along step by step. There are ten steps to complete. 

How To Embed A Youtube Video In WordPress Step-By-Step

Step 1. Assuming that you already have your post written on your website, go to YouTube and choose the video that you want to embed.

Underneath the ,video, you will see a share button. Go ahead and click that button. Here's a screenshot to show you where it is.

(update: Since I created these screenshots, the share button has been moved by YouTube to the right hand side under videos).

How To Add Video To A Website 

Step 2.  There is now an embed option that pops into view.  Click the embed button.  You will now see a code which is highlighted beneath the embed button.

This is called an iframe code. Here's another screenshot to show you where it is.

embed a youtube video on your website 

Step 3. Copy the embed code. Ensure that the embed code is highlighted and click your right mouse button.  A context menu will open with a selection of options. Choose copy.

The code is now copied into your clipboard, which basically means it is sitting in the memory of your computer waiting to be pasted somewhere.

You could now paste the code into a notepad or wordpad document or you could paste it directly into your blog post on your website.

adding a youtube video to your website 

Step 4. Go to your WordPress dashboard and open the post or page that you wish to embed the video into. There are two different ways to edit posts (and pages) in WordPress.

There is the visual editor and there is also the text editor which allows you to edit in HTML mode. Because we are using an iframe code we need to paste it into the text editor.

Here's another screenshot showing you exactly where to find the text editor.  Click that.

embedding youtube videos into wordpress 

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Step 5. Paste the iframe code that you copied into the post or the page you want to embed the video on.

how to add videos to a wordpress website from youtube 

Step 6. Now click save as draft.

adding youtube videos to your website 

Step 7. Click on the visual editor tab (next to the text tab) to get back to the visual editor. You will now see a grey box which is your embedded video.

embedding youtube videos into wordpress 

Step 8. You may want to justify your video. You can choose to justify left, justify right or as in this example I'm going to justify in the center.

How To Add Video To A Website Screenshot 8 (1) 

Step 9. Click on save draft again as shown in screenshot 6.

How To Add Video To A Website Screenshot 9 

Step 10. Click on preview (it's next to save draft) and take a look at the layout to see if it's how you want it.  If the video is not in the place you want it to be, play with the justify settings again.

Wordpress embedded youtube video


Hey Presto - You Now Have a YouTube Video Embedded on Your Website!

The YouTube video is now embedded on your post or page and you are ready to publish.  There may be other options when you are on YouTube for settings like video size and also there is another option which prevents the viewer on your site from seeing the suggested videos which are displayed once the video finishes playing.

You don't want people clicking on other videos that are suggested because that may take them away from your website. I hope that my tutorial on how to add video to a website from YouTube was useful.

If you have any problems or questions related to this tutorial, go ahead and ask in the comments section below. Until next time, take care! 

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Build a Website in Less Than 30 Seconds

How to Build A Website in Under 30 Seconds

Click to play the video below and you will see how to build a website in under 30 seconds. A website is the central hub of your online business. They are more or less essential these days. Don't get left behind! Especially when they're so cheap or even free to create.

How to Build a Website in 30 Seconds

Getting a website for free makes building an online business from home in 2016 and beyond easier than ever before. What's more is that with a free website at Wealthy Affiliate you will also get lots of other resources that you can leverage and build your own legitimate stay home job. Here's what Wealthy Affiliate free membership includes...

  • A Free Website (in any niche and any name you choose)
  • Training Videos to learn how to use WordPress and learn how to monetize your sites
  • Free Keyword Research tool which also comes with training on how to use it
  • Free hosting for your website
  • An online business forum of people just like you. Learn from them and network with them
  • Access to a Live chat facility where you can get instant answers to questions you may have
  • Access to me (one on one) if you should need it, I'm logged into Wealthy Affiliate daily
  • Much more included - FREE

It Must Be Christmas, Right? What's the Catch?

The catch is that you are not going to become a millionaire website owner overnight. You must add content to your site using the methods that Wealthy Affiliate and your co-members will teach you. Those scams that tell you to pay just such and such amount of money and you will make $1000s of dollars by next week are pathetic.

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Anyone who really makes money online knows the truth. And the truth is that it takes time and real effort to get to the big bucks. This is what puts most people off making money online with affiliate marketing. It took me almost 3 months to make my first commission. I don't know how long it will take you, how long is a piece of string?

Month 4

By month 4 I was making just a little bit more than month 3. And so on. Eventually, I did quit my day job, now I work 6 hours a week teaching English just for fun. My real bread and butter now comes from my website.

You can do the same, so you'd be better if you started this stuff today, right? You'll reach success sooner if you do. Don't procrastinate if you seriously want to learn how this stuff is done.

If you can get through that waiting period for your first commission to come through, you will find that it grows. It grows like a snowball, very slowly at first because your website is new and not yet getting a lot of visitors.

After a while, you start getting more visitors coming to your site and clicking your affiliate links. The more content on your site the more visitors will come.

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The more visitors that come then the more commissions from people clicking on your links you will get. Then you get more excited and you finally "believe" the potential your website has. This spurs you on to new heights, you start adding more and more content and your daily visitors keeps going up as do the clicks on your affiliate links which recommend stuff you've checked out.

The excitement grows and grows, as do your commissions. There really is no set limit to how big it becomes. Yes, it is possible to give up your day job (when you get to a certain point) and yes, you can make a lot of money if you follow the training at Wealthy Affiliate to the letter. I wrote a post related to this topic and that was called How long does it take to make money at Wealthy Affiliate?

They know their stuff and they can teach anyone, even you, how to make money online. Wealthy Affiliate will guide you through each step, each click, each milestone you reach. They will not upsell you on fancy new software that they say you'll need to get to that next level. 

Is this legit?

It's all legit. There is no scam. There is no spam. Don't worry about a thing. I do not allow scammy stuff on any of my websites. I have my reputation to think about. Nobody there is going to take your money and run for the hills with it. Everyone there is in the same boat as you, there is no promotion of one's own stuff going on there. There is no need to worry about people ripping you off.

So, What are You Waiting for, Christmas?

This is the biggest and the best opportunity for serious people who want to learn how to make legitimate money online with a website. If you miss this opportunity I will feel bad for you and there might be a little bit of "well, I did tell you so!!!" Don't waste this opportunity like so many do just because they don't believe it.

Click the video above, it takes you inside of Wealthy Affiliate and shows you how it's all done. No credit cards required. I hope I've given you some food for thought and some motivation to go for it. I'm happy to assist you further if you need me to, as I said, contact me at Wealthy Affiliate and I'll be right back at you as soon as I see your message.

Thanks for reading, go watch that video! Bye for now! PS. Leave me some comments below or ask a question. Like and share this on your social media accounts, don't keep this awesomeness to yourself! Tell your friends. 🙂

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What is the Best Website Builder for Small Businesses?

What is the Best Website Builder for Small Business?

Confused beginners are always asking me, Jim, what is the best website builder for my small business? So, I always recommend the same place.

That's the topic of today and we are going to touch upon some other related stuff that must be considered before making a final choice. 

Are You Fumbling About with Website Builders?

I fumbled around for months on end trying to find a perfect solution and I tried all these well-known website building platforms like wix and weebly. But there was always something missing, always something wrong, or something I couldn't fix. 

I could play around all day to my heart's content and enjoyed building my first ever websites. But it was all just for fun. I hadn't really thought about the making money aspects that a business owner would want to keep in mind.  

I learned a lot using these free website builder platforms but I realized in the end that it was difficult to monetize them. There were usually limitations on what you can do with the site once you start building it. Silly, really, because buying a dotcom and getting it hosted isn't as expensive as I first had imagined. 

That being said, what is the best website builder software for new home business owners to get started with? Some of the completely free website builders are actually quite good, in themselves. But they all lack something vital for a business minded person who's not just building a website for fun, or for a hobby. 

There is No Training Included

And most of all, there is absolutely no training included that show how to monetize the site. How to do keyword research and all the other neat stuff I that will help to grow a business, which is what most business owners want to learn, right?

Did you know that over 25% of the world's blogs and websites run on WordPress? That means one in four websites are built on WordPress. 

Over 25% is Good Enough for Me

Over 25% is good enough for me, I suppose because I really did not wish to learn to use Dreamweaver or any other premium website building software. It would mean I had to pay for it as well as do a lot of learning that I wasn't prepared to do and I simply didn't have the time, or attention span, to learn it all.

However, I have found one website builder which is both simple to use, and includes training to help you build it. There are also lots of tools included, such as a keyword research tool, free hosting, and a live chat feature you can use 24/7 if you get stuck on something.

Amazing. You don't get that with all the other website builders, do you? 

What is the best website builder for small business?

I bet you're dying to know what the name of this site builder is, aren't you?

Okay, so let's find out. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I am delighted to present to you...(fanfare please....)

"Siterubix" is the best website builder for small business. It's also the best site builder for complete beginners and new bloggers.

More important than the simplicity and the training was "do I get to keep full control over the site?" Could I monetize my site with google's Adsense, Amazon, and other advertising methods? In other words, were there limitations that I would have to adhere to with a site I built with Siterubix?

The answers to all of those questions are "ABSOLUTELY, You Can!"

Just below this text, there is a box where you can type in the name of a site you'd like to build. Try it out now. Choose a cool name for it. 

Why do it the hard way? Siterubix ideal for businesses because of the training. 

I wasted a lot of time with HostGator

Like I said earlier, I spent a lot of time doing the research and I was getting impatient because I wanted a website up and running in minutes and I wanted to build out the site with lots of content and ads from affiliate programs like Amazon associates.

I wanted it all and I wanted it NOW. But I was being a little hasty and I ended up jumping about with hosting companies and in the end paying Hostgator about $60 for three months hosting and 1-year domain name registration. Not a good idea when Siterubix can do much more for much less.

I continued to pay for my site with Hostgator for about two months, still learning how to build a website with WordPress there. I thought..."Hey, this ain't too bad a deal paying $60 for a site over 3 months, is it?" 

But the cost was quite reasonable, wasn't it?

3 months hosting and a one-year domain name registration was very reasonable indeed, wasn't it? No, it wasn't a bad deal...but I still regret it for 4 reasons. I wasted another one month and a half (nearly 45 days) because I had no mentors. (Hostgator does not teach you anything.) You're on your own.

I spent money on something I didn't really need to spend my limited money on. I lost out on TIME that would have been better invested into learning how to monetize a website with a proven strategy that works for many others who've walked the path before me.

In the end, HostGator made it very difficult for me to get my money back mon. I wanted to cancel within the 45 day guarantee period. I did get my money back (minus the domain name registration fees!).

It took a lot of chasing up, and they made it a stressful 5 days for me to cancel the hosting. I felt they were stalling me for some extra time, to make sure that I went beyond the 45 days threshold for cancellation. Not a nice experience I have to tell you. But I learned stuff there! 

So, Did I Find a Free Website?

I got a free website. That's what I got! Do you want to know what else? Sure you do, you curious cat you!

Have I got a treat for you here or what?  Here's what I got myself for free. No credit card required...

  • A free WordPress website
  • Video Tutorials on how to create a free website using WordPress and their Siterubix site builder 
  • Video Tutorials on how to find a niche to get involved in. Fashion accessories for men, for example!
  • All sites have anti-spam software pre-installed on the platform so there's no need for plugins
  • A long list of other features of the starter membership like auto backup every 24 hours, site monitoring, three different themes to choose from, 5 plugins included etc, etc. 

So, who is this for? What is it, exactly? And what can it do for you? What has it done for others? How long until you can make money blogging on your site?

It will do so many things for you and for your business direction. Let's address some of the above questions right now, shall we?  Here are the top 10 questions I picked out... 

What is it, exactly?

It is a free way to learn how to make money online AND get two free websites hosted. It is an online university populated with affiliate marketers from beginners just starting out to super affiliates wanting to learn more and give back by teaching YOU and walking you through the processes required to turn a website into an authority niche site that makes money from advertising commissions.

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Is Siterubix a Scam?

No, absolutely not! I have been a member since early in July of 2015 and I will be staying a member for a long time to come whether I am super successful or not. There is ALWAYS new stuff to learn, even for super affiliates with a gazillion websites making over 7 figures a year for little daily work. 

How does Siterubix Work?

You learn and you build your own website and you blog as much as you can within your chosen niche. Choosing a niche is as easy as choosing what interests you so that you could easily write stuff about the topic on a daily basis.

A blog a day would bring success more quickly. Using keyword research tools you write an article and that article is then read by people online when they search for it in Google or Bing.

They see your site, click on it and read your informative and interesting blog post. Making money from blogging comes through by advertising amazon products (one example) on your website that is RELATED to your niche.

A good example of which could be a blog about a new gadget like a mobile phone.  Then you advertise products such as mobile phones on your site. People click on the products and are then taken to amazon or wherever else and they make a purchase. You make a commission. 

Who can do it?

Anyone you can picture in your mind right now can do affiliate marketing (building a website and putting ads on it, basically) A ninety-nine-year-old great grandma or a 12-year-old kid could do this - you do not have to be a super genius - you will learn so much in the training and most of it is really, really easy - honestly. 

Who is it for?

Affiliate Marketing is for anyone who wishes to get away from the rat race and out of the nine to five crappy job situation.  It is also for...

  • People who want to work from home or anywhere else like a beach in Thailand, maybe.  If you've got an internet connected device you are in business already.
  • Unemployed folks
  • Disabled folks
  • People who want to be their own boss, who want to call the shots.
  • People who may be traveling the world. If you do this right and you learn properly, you can sustain yourself in any kind of lifestyle you choose. 

Who cannot do affiliate marketing?

I honestly cannot think of who cannot do this. 

  • Perhaps North Koreans couldn't do it.
  • Babies and toddlers can't do it.
  • Monkeys can't do it.
  • People who give up too easily can't do it.
  • People who don't want to work at it can't do it.

And last but not least are people who don't believe in it or think it is automatically a scam cannot do it.  Some people are just far too wary for their own good.  They miss opportunities all of the time through fear and procrastination.

They can get Analysis Paralysis. This is a serious business model that you need to run with if you want it to work for you. You can't quit every time a tiny problem comes up and you see that problem as massive and unsolvable.

Nope, that kind of attitude will get you nowhere near success, I can promise you that much.  I've seen so many give up when so close, just refused to do a bit more to fix something, got pissed off and jacked it in. 

Can You Do Affiliate Marketing From Anywhere?

Yes. Anywhere you can connect to the internet on your laptop or tablet computer, then you can do your business from whatever location you choose. Maybe not in the Grand Canyon or at the summit of Mount Everest, but I think you get the picture.

Think about that for a minute, get good at this and you can travel anywhere in the world and sit in a coffee shop in Sydney, Australia or sit near the beach in Spain with your laptop.  Making money online has never been so accessible to the masses. 

How Much Does Affiliate Marketing Pay and When?

That is a very tricky question to answer because you are different to me.  You have different abilities, different life experiences, different mindset, different background, different ambitions, different niches and of course some people are just plain smart than others while some work harder than the smart ones and achieve more.

If you're smart and hardworking, you are gonna crush it online!

Show me where to go so I can start too!

I will only show you where to go and what you need to do if you make me a couple of big promises. You must actively work to make this work for yourself. I don't want big complaining babies that want all the work done for them.

Go have a read of my Wealthy Affiliate review and learn how you can also get some awesome free bonuses just for joining through my link.

I don't want anybody kicking tires and wasting time for me when I could be relaxing with my family. The best way to be successful is by accepting that you have got to learn to do it AND implement it a little at a time without expecting to get paid a million dollars overnight. 

Learn the Ropes, and Don't Quit!

You have got to learn the ropes and THEN you will be able to do this better and faster and more successfully than you did the first time. It gets easier and easier, I do promise that.  But at first, it can be overwhelming. Don't quit, come to me here and ask me what to do about any problem that may arise for you.  I will get an answer back to you as soon as humanly possible.

Thanks for reading and I hope you got some cool info from this post about which is the best free website builder. As always please do drop us a line in the comments below to let us know your questions, concerns, or just to say Hi.

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