This is a fact: People love video. According to FortuneLords, YouTube has 1.3 billion videos to date. The reason behind this? We are in the digital video age and visual stimulation is where it’s at. If you’re a blogger and you want eyes to stay on your page longer, you need to know how to embed YouTube video into WordPress blog posts. End of story.
In this post (and video), I’m going to quickly and easily show you how to embed YouTube video into WordPress. No matter how little experience you have building a website, consider this hurdle a thing of the past. “How do I embed a video in WordPress?” Read on and learn how.
How To Embed YouTube Video Into WordPress
Watch the short video tutorial below and follow its easy steps to learn how to embed YouTube video into WordPress. Once you learn this process, you’ll be embedding videos into your posts in no time.
Easy Steps to Follow
YouTube makes it very easy to embed video into your WordPress blog post. Whether it’s a video of your own, or a video published by someone else, the steps are the same.
First, find the video you’d like to embed.
Once you’ve figured out which video you’d like to embed, click on its “share” arrow and some options will open.
From these options, click on “embed” to get the CSS code.
Don’t worry about the highlighted url that pops up under the “share” option. That’s not what we’re after today. Move right on over to “embed”. This gives you the CSS code you’re going to need to copy to embed the video into your web page. CSS simply stands for “Cascading Style Sheets“. This fancy code helps set the visual presentation for your web page.
Copy this highlighted CSS code and take it over to the post where you’d like to embed the video.
With the CSS code copied, all you’ll have to do is go into the text editor of your post and paste this code where you’d like the video to appear. It’s really that easy.
Update your post and you’re done.
You can now say you know how to embed YouTube video into WordPress. You can add some more basic CSS code to the embed code if you’d like to center the video, but that’s just personal preference and covered in the video above.
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What questions do you have for me? Do you understand now how to embed youtube video into WordPress better? Are you going to put this new skill to practice with your next post?
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