How to Show/Embed a YouTube Video in a WordPress Post/Page

How to Show/Embed a YouTube Video in a WordPress Post/Page (2020)
  • By Kevin Muldoon
  • April 29, 2020

Videos are a fantastic way of enriching your website content and keeping visitors on your pages longer.

There are many video services online, but YouTube is by far the largest, hosting millions of videos and delivering billions of hours of video content every day.

In this article, I will show you how you can integrate YouTube videos into your WordPress posts, pages and custom post types.

Whilst YouTube is the primary focus of this tutorial, please be aware that the steps outlined below will work with other video platforms such as Vimeo, Facebook and DailyMotion.

Check out the WordPress embed page for a complete list of which video and image platforms are supported by WordPress.

Find the Video URL

In order to display a video on your website, you need to know its URL.

I will use the WinningWP YouTube channel as an example.

If you view our video “How To Make a Squarespace Website” (full article), you can see the URL of the video at the top in the browser address bar.

YouTube Video URL

Simply highlight this URL and click to copy.

Copy the Video URL

You can also retrieve the video URL by clicking on the share button that is displayed underneath YouTube videos.

YouTube Share Button



This article was written by Kevin Muldoon and originally published on WinningWP.

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the product, We may receive an affiliate commission.

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