How to embed a YouTube video on WordPress

Here is a quick article on how to embed a YouTube video on wordpress. You can watch the video at the bottom of the page. You can embed any video which has an embed code beneath it on Youtube. Simply copy the code and paste it into your wordpress or any other website or blog. Make sure that you have clicked the ‘text’ tab on your wordpress blog before you do this or it won’t work.
If a video doesn’t show a share option the owner of the video may have disabled this option or it may even be a private video. Private videos cannot be embeded. To share a private video you can see my previous post here on how to embed a private YouTube video.

This same method will work for most other website software also. Just make sure you are posting the code into the code section of the website and not the visual side. To change the size or settings simply go back to the text/ code and alter the number for the size of the video to make it larger or smaller. Look at the code:

(<iframe src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/bqLkoWgzKno” width=”560″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”></iframe>)

Where it says width=”560″ and height=”315″ simply change these numbers accordingly to generate a larger or smaller video size. You can view the code for your video by clicking the ‘text’ bar at the top of your WordPress article and scrolling to your video.

Videos on your website are a good way to keep your audience interested in your blog. They are also a good method of generating traffic to your website if you can target specific keywords with your videos. Take a look at this article on How to use YouTube for marketing.

Once you have embeded your video make sure you check that it works after you have published your page. Take a look at the video below and please leave a comment if you have anything to add.

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