How to Add YouTube Videos to Your Blog Posts in WordPress

How to Add YouTube Videos to Your Blog in WordPress Video Transcript:

Alright, so in this video I’m going to show you how add videos to your blog post. Alright, let’s get started. So in order to begin, you have to create a YouTube channel and upload some YouTube videos. So I’m going to go ahead and check out this video that I had created called 99 Designs Review and I’m going to go ahead and show you how I embed this into my blog post. So the very first thing you want to do is, you want to see there’s this button called ‘SHARE’. You’ll want to click on the ‘SHARE’ button. Once you get to that, they’re going to give you this address. This YouTube address with some funky numbers and stuff, anyway that’s the address of your YouTube video.

You’ll want to go ahead and copy that and you’re going to go back to your blog post and you’re going to embed it inside that. Okay so here we are inside our blog post and we’re going to go ahead and find a nice spot for this video. I’m going to go ahead and put it somewhere close to the top. I want people to really watch this video. So I’m going to go ahead and after the first couple of paragraphs what you do is you just paste that address inside you’re blog post. It’s very simple. What’s going to happen is WordPress is going to read this address and they’re going to say, “Oh, this is a video!” so they’re going to automatically embed a video inside of your WordPress blog post.

So I’m going to click ‘SAVE DRAFT’. And now let’s preview our blog post with our new video. Okay great, so now you can see the video is right here! It’s the exact same YouTube video that was embedded from this and now it’s on your blog post. What’s great about this is whenever people watch the YouTube videos here you get credit on your YouTube channel as a view and if people let’s say they ‘Like’ it or subscribe to your channel from here you get the same credit as if they were watching it on YouTube itself. So that’s what’s really neat about cross promoting and getting your content viewed on multiple platforms. Okay so that’s just a quick tutorial of how to add a YouTube video to your blog post and I’ll see you guys in the next video. 🙂

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