How to Insert Video in WordPress Website Page or Post – YouTube
I’m back!! We’re going to post again and I am going to attack probably one of the most frequently asked questions that I get both on the web and for my clients and that is how in the world do you embed a video in your post or on your page. For that matter I’m going to stick with post for now, let me go ahead and show you how to do that.
So we’re on our site right now and we can go to edit or post, we can either go edit here but let’s go to our dashboard and let’s go to post and select all posts. And look title post goes here this is the one about our cow. So let’s go ahead and click edit…. so there is our cow, so how in the world would I put a video right here in my post so that the video looks like it’s sitting on my website and I’m not actually taking somebody to YouTube watch the video, so let’s do that. So I’m going to hit a new tab; I’m going to go to YouTube; I’m going to do a search for….. cuz who doesn’t love cute cows? How about cows are awesome? No, no let’s that is, it could be more than one video. How about the best funny cow compilation? I’m going to click on this and just like watching any other YouTube on video, I’m going to pause it because it’s making noise and distracting me. So what I want to do with the cute cows compilation 2016 is a wan to pan down and I’m gonna click on this button for share. Once I click on it I get a link now if I were to use that link it would be the same as the cows.com link on our previous video. It would essentially if you click on it, it would take you to this YouTube page. Well I don’t want to lose you to YouTube because that’s a really bad idea.
You send somebody to YouTube and they’re done, they’re going to watch 2 hours worth of YouTube videos before they even realize it, then they’re going to click off really quick. When the boss comes around and they have to go back to work they are not going to be looking at my website anymore. So let’s not do that, let’s embed which is the proper terminology, let’s embed this video on my website so they never have to leave my website but they can still get their fill of cute cows for the day. So let’s go to…. look at this magic word right here ”embed”, click on it and it’s all highlighted here and all that kind of good stuff. We can actually show more which gives this more features which we will definitely cover in a future video but for now I’m just going to highlight all of this and the way I did that just so you know is I left clicked and dragged and now I’m going to right click and copy. And look at it says iframe all this nonsense stuff iframe. Okay deep breath let’s go back into WordPress now deep breath because this involves cutting and pasting code. So this is what we’re going to do- I’m gonna click right here, I’m gonna add a couple of lines so that…. this is where I want to place my video. Now because I’m getting ready to venture into code for the first time in my life don’t freak out, don’t freak out; okay? I’m going to give myself a place marker, I’m holding shift and I’m holding X, give myself a whole bunch of Xs; okay? Now this is still beginner stuff; okay? All along we’ve been adding individual tab, if we click text this really shouldn’t say text it should say code because if I click it we’re going to go to the code tab. Okay you guys are ready?
Okay here we go 3, 2, 1 click. Oh my God it’s… oh my God it’s code. You see our Xs? That’s where we’re going to paste our code. So if I take these Xs and I delete them by hitting delete my cursor is still right where they were so now what I can do is I can either control V to paste or I can right click and paste the code in there. Oh my God oh my God so much code, so much code but let’s go ahead and Go ahead and update; okay good got done alright so now that you’ve hit update you can go back to visual if you want and you can pan down and OMG look at that. Hold on let’s just update again just because we’re getting with excitement. Okay check this out, check it out go to post update, go to view post, click on it OMG, oh my goodness we’re on my website we can click that button and look I can do the volume oh my goodness. I am watching the cute cow video on my website. I’m not losing, I have value added content on my website, this person is going to love me because I’m linking to the video and they are going to get more video views and then I’ll leave him my website.
And they can stop, they can go, when the video ends they can watch more cow videos, turn up the volume, they can make go full-screen if they want to. Escape to escape from full screen, they can actually hit the cog and change the quality but as you can see this is how you add a video or embed a video in a typical blog post and that’s it, it’s that easy. It’s one line a code and you did it all by yourself congratulations.
In the next video we’re going to do some more cool stuff but the cows are still talking; let me pause the cows. In the next video we’re going to do some more cool stuff, I had fun with you in this video and I look forward to seeing you in the next video. If you liked the video, found value in it please like, comment, don’t forget to subscribe; I live and die by the subscriptions. Actually I don’t but they’re cool to have. Okay see you in the next video, bye guys.