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

Are you looking to add videos to your site on WordPress? Videos help draw attention to your site and are a great way to boost user engagement on posts and pages when placed there. These videos can take up a large amount of space if you upload them directly which is why we recommend embedding them. In this video, we will show you how to easily embed videos in WordPress.

WordPress comes with an auto-embed feature to make embedding videos on your site a simple process. For YouTube, you would start by going to the video you are wanting to embed and copying the URL in the address bar. Log in and edit the post that you would like the video embedded on and paste the URL there.

Your WordPress site should automatically change the link into a video in your editor and you should be able to move it as you would be able to move text. WordPress allows you to embed more than just videos from YouTube such as embedding tweets from twitter.

For embedding tweets from twitter you would want to go to where the tweet is located and if it is on a page you would want to click the drop-down arrow for the specific tweet and copy the link to the tweet. Go back to the post or page you are editing and paste the link there. Just as with the Youtube link it should automatically transform the link into an embed in your editor.

Instagram works using the same method where you visit the post directly and copy the URL on the page. When you paste it into your WordPress post editor and your site will attempt to transform it into an embed similar to YouTube and Twitter.

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  • Ali Salim on April 9, 2018

    Thanks . Will sure implement this way on my website.

  • Stranger Danger on April 9, 2018

    And what about the "responsiveness"?

  • Laurie Hochman on April 9, 2018

    after embedding the image is quite large. is there a way to make the image smaller, and add side by side rather than top/bottom?

  • uma pipdika on April 9, 2018

    I just made a new account with adsense they r asking me to post some code on my wordpress site…how to di that…pls make a video on that

  • Asif Khan on April 9, 2018


  • Kasaragadda Vinod on April 10, 2018

    Great but how to remove those black bars at top and bottom

  • Santosh Biswal on April 12, 2018

    Well the question should be how to embed without affecting load time at all😐😐😭😭

  • Kentonium on April 13, 2018

    Does this work for live streams on youtube too?

  • CannibalCupcake on April 28, 2018

    Is there any way to upload your own video (that isn't on youtube)? I have a video that's saved on my computer that I would like to add to my blog.

  • nanda on May 1, 2018

    can we embed youtube videos which is not ours, just as a source??

  • Chris Lenart on May 2, 2018

    I am making a course that I want to sell. I have a plugin for course structure. I don't know where to put my videos. I don't want them public on YouTube. What do I do?

  • Tech know on June 22, 2018

    Any plugin is need to embeded videos

  • Zahaan Here Channel on June 27, 2018

    Hey Man please help me. I have a problem that is i am unable to post a video which i have selected to my PC. After updating the video is not showing in my wordpress website even at Local host. Title works but video would be showed after clicking on that particular title rather i want the video to be shown right after the title in wordpress website. Please help !!

  • J West on July 27, 2018

    I added my you tube video/link into my blog and it does show up, however on the blog page with previews of all blogs, it doesn't show the video. What can I do to make it show in the preview?

  • Laercio Civali on August 12, 2018

    How to set sounds mute please? I tried parameter volume=0 but it does not works!

  • AriaTune Galaxy on September 19, 2018

    great way and helpful tutorial!💯

  • Alicia Jones on January 7, 2019

    Thank you so much!

  • Hello thank you for your videos…. question I do a lot of livestreaming on to facebook … when I embed the facebook livestream on to my website whether it be a page or a blogpost … the views that are made on the website or blog post .. do they get counted into the overall number of views for the facebook livestream count ?

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  • Sophie Chappell on May 1, 2019

    This is so helpful! Thank you!

  • Jelly Digital Marketing on May 8, 2019

    Thanks, good video. I was having moment where my mind had gone blank and I couldn't think how to do this! All sorted now and video live on a blog post –

  • FragmentZ Tournament on July 18, 2019

    Ik I'm late but this is a great info video thx a lot!

  • Shourov Hasan on August 29, 2019

    which version were you using? I have an embedded issue on my site. please help

  • MSB Web Services on January 25, 2020

    thank you so much

  • Ali Raza on February 18, 2020

    I tried this way but its not working. WordPress show that link example but not video in my post. please help me out

  • Carol Yorke on April 13, 2020

    Can you set embedded video start immediately?

  • Vivin S on June 2, 2020

    I have a video but not uploaded in YouTube…but I need to upload in WordPress???

  • Hilda Gurdian on June 5, 2020

    Good information, I love the details. Thank you

  • Operator Kev on July 8, 2020

    Thank you for the video! Is there any way to make it so that the social media posts are aligned next to each other when pasting them in rather than have them top down? It would be ideal if they are next to each other and more compact, at least for the blog page that I manage. Thanks!

  • Digital Nerd on July 12, 2020

    Won't it create copyright issues if I put exact video as it is on my site?

  • Ali Ghazyzadeh on October 21, 2020

    Thank you for your useful video, would you please help me how can I add like/dislike toolbar under the video in YouTube to word press blog? Should I add any plugin for that?

  • Mohammad Ali Ahasan on November 24, 2020

    Tell me how to add embed video code from other site

  • Mia Miles on December 6, 2020

    Can I do the same thing to add affiliate links to my website? I tried and I could see it on the backend but when I go to my website it isn't there for the public to see. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

  • Deepankar nakarmi on December 28, 2020

    thank you very much…….

  • Deebu R on January 11, 2021

    What if the video is from my computer?

  • Elizabeth Lawrence on February 27, 2021

    You are such a lifesaver. Where were you when I needed you? 🙂 Thank you ever so much for your huge help and I could not thank you enough and how easy this is with your presentation. I do really, really appreciate you. God bless you, my dear.

  • H Hale on March 15, 2021

    Question. So I can just go find a video on YouTube say for a recipe I like and put it on my website, if I want a visual demonstration of the recipe and I don’t want to make it? It’s not a copywriter issue? Do I need permission? Why can’t this be done with photos? It does not seem so very different.

  • smruti Barick on March 19, 2021

    Great video 👍

  • choicesofjoys on May 13, 2021

    Hi, I've tried uploading videos on my website but after publishing the post, I deleted the video on my media. I checked just now that the video plays well but my question is will my viewers have difficulty watching the video eventually? Since its already deleted on my media.

  • JPC on August 13, 2021

    Can I make my own videos from home and upload to my computer and put them on WordPress? I would like to create a Video page on my website using WordPress, so I can upload the videos I made. Can this be done? I have a small digital Kodak video camera that I would use to make them. Can I do this? Also I don't want to put them on YouTube first.

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