How to Add YouTube Video to your WordPress Website

Adding a YouTube Video to you your WordPress Website is not “rocket science” but there are a few steps you will need to follow in order to do add one.  I am going to walk you step by step on how to easily do this.  First a video to explain it and then step by step written instructions on How to Add YouTube Video to your WordPress Website.  In order to do this properly, we will be using a website tool called “Embed Responsively“.  There is no cost nor membership required for this nice little tool.  Just simply click on the link and paste your YouTube Page URL into the form.  Click EMBED, and you have a Preview of the video and your Embed URL ready to be copied and pasted into your WordPress Blog.


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4 thoughts on “How to Add YouTube Video to your WordPress Website

  1. Thank you a lot for this informative post. I have been asking myself how to do that, as i would like to include some youtube videos on my website, then here pops up your site with short and all detailed informations i really needed.
    But do i need the owners’ permission to copy videos to my site?

    • Hello Peniel

      First of all, I am NOT a copy write lawyer.

      My understanding is that if someone posts a video and marks it PUBLIC, it is just that, PUBLIC.
      When you click on the share link on YouTube, only PUBLIC videos will give you the link to share.

      Hope this helps,

  2. When I got my first website up and running, I wanted to add youtube videos to some of my posts but I didn’t know exactly how to do it so I didn’t. Until I came across one video tutorial just like this at WA and realized it’s actually quite simple.

    In my post where I added a youtube video for the first time, I did it by embedding the video.Meaning, I did it in exactly the same way you taught in your video tutorial and it was all good. But recently, I wrote an article and I added a youtube video but I did it differently. I did not embed nor copied the code on the share button. Instead I copied the url link and pasted it directly on my article. Do you think it’s okay to do that instead of embedding the video and copying the code? Maybe the video I copied was not public and once it’s taken down, the video will also disappear from my post. What do you suggest I should do?

    • Hi Alice, I believe that by doing the “share” button, you are insuring that the video is indeed “public”
      and allowed to be used on your website. I think by using Embed Responsively, you get the benefit of the video being a nice size on your Post.

      I hope this helps!


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