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How To Embed YouTube Video In WordPress

Mary Martin
Team Leader, Expert in web development #Magento & #WordPress I'm passionate for #Tech #Fashion #Travel & #Music.
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Everyone knows that video is now becoming an essential tool for digital marketing strategy. According to the statistics, over 500 million hours are watched on YouTube every day. YouTube is the 2nd largest search engine in the world. Embedding a video on WordPress helps to enhance the SEO too.

Embedding YouTube Videos is a fantastic way to increase the engagement of website visitors. Adding a video on WordPress has several ways. This blog will explain the most effective and easiest methods to embed YouTube videos on your WordPress website.

1. Using The OEmbed Method

It is the easiest method to embed the videos, texts, and many more by entering just the source URL of it that you want to embed.

Here are some basic steps to embed the YouTube video:

A) Open a YouTube & Find the Video that you want to add to your website.
B) Copy Video URL.
C) Now, Just Go to WordPress Visual Editor and Paste the URL.
D) After that WordPress embed the video automatically.

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Note: Make sure that you mentioned the video or playlist URL. Do not insert the URL of any YouTube channel.

2. Using An Iframe Method

Iframe Method is mostly used when a user wants more flexibility while embedding a video on the WordPress website. It requires some technical knowledge, but not difficult.

The oEmbed method doesn’t allow any customizations nor you can disable the video’s player controls. For that, the Iframe method is used. It gives many options of customization such as autoplay, captions, privacy settings, full screen, player controls, and so on.

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You can embed the video in the succeeding ways:

A) Click the Share button.
B) From the popup box, click on the Embed.
C) Here, you’ll get the various options to customize the video like from where you start your video, player controls, privacy enabled mode, etc.
D) After customizing, just copy the code & go to the visual editor.
E) Change Visual Editor to Text Editor and paste the code to add the video.

3. Adding YouTube Videos To WordPress Pages & Posts

The above-mentioned methods are quite common for every online website. Adding YouTube Videos on WordPress pages or posts is quite easy on the WordPress block editor.

WordPress comes with the auto-embed feature. You just need to copy the URL and edit the page and paste the URL where you want to showcase it. Moreover, WordPress comes with certain media settings such as alignment, full-width, aspect ratio, captions, and many other things. But WordPress supports certain white-listed platforms which are YouTube, Vimeo, Giphy, Twitter, and so on. You can get a detailed list of white-listed platforms here.

Check more methods here.

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