How to embed YouTube videos in WordPress

YouTube, being one of the most popular video sharing portals in the world, has been leveraged extensively by a large number of professionals to showcase their talent, products and services. This number, in millions, gets augmented when you add WordPress users who capitalize on YouTube for marketing and promotional purposes. As professionals use both WordPress and YouTube in a bid to monetize, reducing time-to-market using YouTube videos via WordPress becomes critical. Which is why it becomes necessary for one to know ‘how to embed YouTube video in WordPress’

Below are three ways to embed YouTube video in WordPress:
1. o-Embed Method
2. iframe Method
3. Sidebar Method
In this article, you will know how to embed YouTube video in WordPress and which method is the quickest to do so.

1. o-Embed Method
This is the easiest and the fastest way to embed a YouTube video in WordPress. Just follow these steps and get done:

Step 1: Select the URL link from YouTube’s browser or the Share link given below( it is one and the same)

URL from the Browser:

Or, you can also use the URL from the share link given like this:

Step 2: Copy the link to your WordPress clipboard under the visual header and ensure that you paste it on a new line (in case you are writing).

Here is how your preview with the o-Embed method will look in the WordPress clipboard:

And that’s about it. You have embedded your YouTube video in WordPress.

2. iframe Method

The iframe method is a bit extensive in nature since it gives you enough control over some key functions within the link itself. In addition to this, embedding a YouTube video with the iframe link is a must when it comes to mobile users. In order to embed YouTube video in WordPress with the iframe method, follow these steps:

Step 1: Click on the embed button near the share link on the YouTube video.

The embed link with the iframe code: 

Step 2: On clicking it, you will get the entire iframe link with a lot of boxes below. These boxes can be ticked or unticked as per your requirements. So, depending on what you want, check/uncheck the boxes.

Step 3: Copy and select the entire link and go to your WordPress clipboard. Select the text header and insert paste the link inside the same.

Step 4: On pasting the link switch to the visual mode to Preview your YouTube video.

The preview with the iframe method will look exactly like the one with the o-Embed method in the WordPress clipboard. With this, you have successfully embedded the YouTube video in WordPress.

3. Sidebar method

In the sidebar method, you will understand how to embed YouTube video through WordPress’ new menu which opens the sidebar. Here you will see stepwise, as per the new version, how to embed YouTube video in WordPress.

Step 1: On the WordPress clipboard, Select ‘Appearances’, click on ‘Customize’.

Step 2:  After clicking customize, a new page will open, where you will get to select Widgets. On selecting Widgets, click on Sidebar. Once you click on Sidebar, click add widgets to go to the video section.

Step 3: In the ‘Add Widget’ section, you will see the Video video option along with other options. You can also go to ‘Video’ by directly putting it in the search menu. Click on the ‘Video’ button after the page shows for ‘Video’, you will see the ‘Title’ & ‘Add Video’ section on your left. Click on ‘Add Video” button.

Step 4: After clicking on the ‘Add Video’ button, WordPress will prompt you to ‘Insert the url’ of the video. Insert the url as given and you will be able to see the preview of the video.

Step 5: After ensuring that you have seen the preview, click ‘Add to Widget’. You will land up on the ‘Save and Publish’ page. Click on save and publish and your YouTube video is embedded in WordPress. The preview of the YouTube at the end of this process will look something like this:

Embedding YouTube video in WordPress Website is easy. There are many other ways of doing the same, but these are the quickest and the easiest ways to do the same. Hopefully, you have now understood how to embed Youtube video WordPress. In case you have any doubts or queries, feel free to comment.

 

 

Sagar Kulkarni

Sagar Kulkarni

Digital enthusiast and movie buff