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 a share option.
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.
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.
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.
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 left click that button. Here's a screenshot to show you where it is.
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.
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.
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.
Step 5. Paste the iframe code that you copied into the post or the page you want to embed the video on.
Step 6. Now click save as draft.
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.
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.
Step 9. Click on save draft again as shown in screenshot 6.
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.
Your 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 setting 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.Read About Wealthy Affiliate Online Business Training Program Here
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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