WEBFI-WordPress-How to Easily Embed Videos in WordPress Blog Posts

Do you want to embed videos in your WordPress blog posts? WordPress has tools to make embedding your videos from hosting sites super easy. In this guide, we’ll show you how to easily embed videos in your WordPress blog posts, pages, and widgets.

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For most embeds, you should be able to visit the page with the video you are wanting to embed and copy the URL for that page. Go to the post or page where you want the video embedded and paste the URL in a block there. WordPress should automate the embed and show the video for you. If you are using the classic editor on your site then you can use the same process of pasting the URL into your editor to create the embed.

If you would like to add the video in a widget for your site, we would recommend adding a text widget to your site and pasting the video URL there. WordPress should use that URL and automatically generate the embed for you to appear in the widget area on your site.

To help make the video experience better there are a few plugins available to help improve the user experience, the first is Smash Balloon YouTube Feed found at the link below:

It has tools for automatically embedding your YouTube channel videos in a customizable gallery format. With the plugin installed and activated you would want to connect to your YouTube account in the settings for the plugin and add the Feeds for YouTube block in the post/page you want it to appear.

For improving the speed of your site, we would recommend installing and activating the Lazy Load for Videos plugin.

With the plugin installed and activated, it will now use a placeholder image to have your videos display until the user attempts to view the video to save load time on your pages.

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  • WATER FREE on November 12, 2020

    hi awesome can you show us how to create a search for delivery food ( by zip code snd city snd country ) we waiting next youtube thank you so much

  • Dan nnn on November 13, 2020

    Thank you so much for all your amazing video. Can you please tell me how to show latest blog posts as meta description for blog page? I don't want to have a single paragraph for blog page description..I want it to show most recent blog post. Please help

  • Arlene Bas on November 14, 2020

    is that free of charge ? without plan ?

  • The Blog Of Tech on November 15, 2020

    Now I know where that voice is coming from!. Hello who ever you are!.

  • MegaBiertjuh on November 15, 2020

    Mixcloud live video not working for me 🙁

  • Ben Pearse on December 7, 2020

    This was really helpful thanks, only issue I have is that when viewing via a mobile the video is not displaying in a mobile view. Any help you can help would be great…

  • Dino Rossi on December 9, 2020

    What is wrong with WP lately? I can't embed Instagram posts, I can't embed twitter posts … nothing works. I know, content creators want to limit bloggers by doing this but please … can WP do anything about this ?

  • Misa Bosul on December 14, 2020

    Thanks for this video. Question: I am working with Google Drive Videos, and i have embedded some .mp4's to test out on my WordPress site and looks that all work on pc in any browser but on the iphone if i try to play in any mobile browser like firefox, crome,etc video shows up and while clicking on the play button will not play! Any ideas why? Thanks!

  • elish-vn on January 14, 2021

    what about if i would like to embed someone channel?

  • Jack Glaw on January 20, 2021

    A quick word to say THANK YOU – I tell everyone about how your WPB videos have helped me and continue to. So far I haven't found a topic that you haven't covered. Thanks so much. 🙂

  • Dictioneer 1 on February 16, 2021

    What if the aspect ratio changes…when someone turns their phone from portrait to landscape and back again??? How do you determine what gets cut off? I don't want the algorithm to run away with it.

  • Slave of Jesus Christ on April 15, 2021

    Thanks for posting this video. It worked fine the first time I watched your video. But now, WordPress is not allowing me to embed the video. It will only paste the video link. Has the rules changed recently? Or does WordPress no longer support embedding videos?

  • Physics NCERT 9 to 12 on May 29, 2021

    How can I get video quality option in embeded YouTube video at wordpress.

  • Debra Gaetano on June 1, 2021

    I am having trouble embedding a NON you tube video. How do I "If you are using the block editor you would want to use the video block for the service you're embedding from" I am trying to click

  • Romeoh Ramone on June 28, 2021

    I wish that wp would support embed videos outside of major channels (Youtube, Vimeo) I have mp4 videos that simply do not work that are in my dropbox that do not work in wp…bummer

  • Healthy Smiles on July 10, 2021

    Why the first 10 sec of the embedded video from YouTube into WordPress look blurry? No blurriness viewing the YouTube directly. Thanks.

  • Alif Mahfudzoh on November 10, 2021

    This really Helped me, i was very confused to do it before i found this video. Thank you so so much :')

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