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How to Embed YouTube Videos in WordPress Posts


There is no doubt, video content has it’s own significance. There are number of people who consume video has increased significantly in the last few years? So blogging now goes to vblogging or vlogging. Now in this post, I’ll show you how to embed YouTube videos in WordPress blog posts and increase your viewership.


Even though it’s easier than ever to embed videos from popular video sharing sites like Dailymotion, YouTube or Vimeo, but many newbie bloggers are not aware of how to do it.

There are many different methods to embedded your YouTube videos into your blog posts but in this tutorial, I will show you easy steps to embed YouTube videos in WordPress articles.

There are many benefits of video posts, below mention some important about blog posts with videos will:

  • It provide better understanding of the topic your write.
  • It helps you to increase your watch time on your site.
  • Make your posts more articles more multimedia rich.
  • SEO benefits for adding videos content.

And if it’s your own YouTube video, you’ll:

  • Get more videos, more shares, more comments
  • Getting more YouTube subscribers
  • Earn more money with Google AdSense from YouTube videos.

There are hundreds of other benefits you can learn in my new latest post about benefits of adding YouTube videos in blog posts.

Well, if you’ve never embedded a video into a your WordPress blog post, this handy guide will help you a lot about video content embedded in WordPress articles.

How to Embed YouTube Videos in WordPress Blog Posts

There is an easy way to adding a YouTube video in a WordPress blog posts today. You don’t need to first download video and then upload to your website. Just embedding YouTube videos into your blog posts directly.

This is only because WordPress and many other blogging platforms supports auto-embedding for YouTube and other popular video sharing sites.

What is meant by Auto-Embedding?

Auto-embed means you don’t need to download and upload videos. You can simply need to do is paste the URL of the video in the plain test format and WordPress auto-embedding tool automatically place the video into the post.

Let’s start to do this process:

Step1 – First of all go to YouTube.

Step2 – Find any video which you want to embed into your WordPress blog posts.

Step3 – Scroll down and find the Share button and click on it.


Now simply paste the URL into your WordPress post editor. WordPress will automatically render the video and embed it into the post.

Now your YouTube video will automatically appear in your blog posts.

Adding YouTube Videos to WordPress Articles Using Embed Code

There is another method for you to adding or embedding your YouTube videos into your blog posts, the above method is more fast but this is also very simple and easy.

Revise the same steps as above :

  • Go to the YouTube video.
  • Click on the Share link.
  • Click on the Embed link.


You can also control the size of your video player, or you can also doing some other settings into this embedded code.
Once you’ve configured the overall settings, simple paste the embed code in the widget section you want to add into your post.

And that’s it. You’re Done!!!

I hope this tutorial helps you to adding your YouTube video content into your WordPress blog posts, and if you’ve any question related to this tutorial comment below in the section. I will reply you as soon as possible.