How to Embed a Youtube Video in WordPress

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The benefits brought by visual contents such as images and videos on websites are undeniable. Therefore, an increasing number of WordPress owners are trying to add more visual contents, especially videos, on their WordPress page. As Youtube has been regarded as the world’s second largest search engine, adding a Youtube video in WordPress might bring users enormous benefits. This article will give you some clear instructions about how to embed the video in the easiest way.

How to Embed a Youtube Video

An embedded Youtube Video can show up in most of the places you could think of. You are free to choose where you would embed the videos such as WordPress pages, sidebars, posts or galleries. That provides you such a flexible choice of attracting visitors and “attacking” their’ sight as well.

The Page

When customers click a link, the page soon appears and creates the first impression in customers’ minds. In order to embed a Youtube Video in WordPress Page, these instructions are very useful.

Step 1: Find the Youtube Video you wish to add.

Step 2: Copy the Youtube Video link.

Step 3: Edit the page in the WordPress Admin Panel.

Step 4: Paste the Youtube video address in your cursor.

Step 5: Click the “Update” button and test videos on the page.

Otherwise, you can use YourChannel plugin to add Youtube channels in your WordPress. This is especially handy and convenient for those pages admins that have their own Youtube channels to market selling products and services. It won’t consume your time and energy to practice copy and paste URL each by each in your WordPress page.

The Sidebar

Sidebar is the second place on your site that can quickly grab visitors’ attention. It can consist of the most up-to-date information on your page or even the summary of your products’ information. To embed a Youtube Video in WordPress sidebar, you can follow these steps.

Step 1: On the left of the Dashboard, click “Appearance“. Then choose “Widgets” in the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Click and drag the “Text” widget into the Widget area.

Step 3: Click the “Share” button on the Youtube Video you wish to embed.

Step 4: Then, click “Embed” to see the video embed code. Don’t forget to copy the code as well.

Step 5: Change the Text widget to HTML view by clicking “Text” instead of Visual.

Step 6: Finally, paste the embed code into the Text and click “Save” to see your result.

The Post

A post that contains videos might be very helpful and attractive. Adding a Youtube Video in the WordPress Post doesn’t take much of your time. Just follow the below steps:

Step 1: Find the Youtube video address and copy to the clipboard.

Step 2: In the Post Editor – Visual Editor, you need to paste the video URL. Make sure that it’s not hyperlinked.

Step 3: Save your post and click the “Preview” button to see your achievement.

The Gallery

Some users don’t want to be disturbed by too many visual contents during the flow of reading. In this case, a gallery of videos or images is recommended. You can embed many types of videos such as Youtube videos in WordPress through gallery. In order to embed the Youtube videos, you need to:

Step 1: Download a plugin named “Video Gallery“.

Step 2: Activate the plugin in your WordPress

Step 3: Select “Gallery Video” and choose “New Gallery Video” to add videos to your gallery.

Step 4: Complete the process by filling in the videos’ names, URLs together with the gallery’s title and layout.

Step 5: Click “Save Video“.

Notes on Embedding a Youtube Video

Embedding a Youtube Video in WordPress could be more appealing if you do some magic tricks to display it on WordPress. This trick is involved with the use of the <iframe> method. You can allow visitors to whether or not enlarge the video to cover the main screen. Or whether visitors would see the related videos or not. You can also choose to display captions or titles of videos, etc. For example, if you want to disable fullscreen mode in WordPress, remove allowfullscreen from the <iframe>.

Therefore, this <iframe> method is not so complicated as you can see the link in Youtube share and embed option.

Final Words

Actually, adding videos on your site causes no harm. In contrast, it might even increase the traffic to your site and keep your visitors engaged. Besides, the process doesn’t require much of your time or any kind of technical expertise. So why don’t give it a try with our detailed instructions above?

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