How to Embed a YouTube Video on Your WordPress Website

In case you’re wondering, this post will give you some tips on how to embed a YouTube video on your WordPress website. The purpose of this blog post is to provide some practical advice on how to make the most out of your YouTube content, regardless of whether you are a professional content creator or simply wish to add some fun videos to your channel.

The Benefits of Embedding a YouTube Video

Whether you have a personal YouTube channel or work for a major brand, you’ll see the benefits of embedding a YouTube video on your site.

The first and probably most significant advantage of embedding a YouTube video is that it makes your content more accessible to new audiences — even if they are not yet subscribers to your channel.

If someone lands on your site and doesn’t know what to expect, they might feel a bit overwhelmed by the amount of content and decide to leave. However, if they see the cute kitten videos tagged #kittenprank or the funny dogs video tagged #dogtraining, they’ll find what they’re looking for and stay on your site to watch the entire video.

Once they’ve found the content they were looking for, it’s easier for them to click on the “Subscribe” button and stay connected to your channel. Additionally, embedding videos on your website allows you to keep your content organized and easily accessible. If you decide to add more videos later on, you won’t have to worry about updating the code on your site or posting irregular updates because the video will stay connected to your content even if you change websites.

How to Embed a YouTube Video

After reading the above, you might be wondering how exactly to embed a YouTube video on your website. Don’t worry — we’re going to tell you! Ready? Let’s get started.

The first step is to identify the best videos to put on your site. You can use a variety of tools to find the most engaging videos on YouTube, from automated software to complex queries that surface only the most interesting content.

Once you’ve found the videos you want to use, prepare a short description for each one. This will assist you in identifying the best videos to use on your site. Make sure to include important information like the channel name, the URL, and whether the video is publicly or privately posted. If the latter, you’ll need to include the appropriate privacy settings.

The Next Step: Upload the Videos to Your Server

Now that you have your selected videos, it’s time to upload them to your server so that you can embed them on your website. Don’t worry — this is a simple process and we’ll give you step-by-step instructions.

If you use a content delivery network, such as Akamai or Fastly, you can simply follow the instructions on your CDN dashboard to upload the files and get going. Otherwise, you can contact your hosting provider and ask them to help you upload these files.

Once your videos have been uploaded to your server, it’s time to create the embed code for each individual video. Don’t worry — this is a simple process and we’ll give you step-by-step instructions.

The Final Step: Add the Embed Code to Your Site

While we’re on the subject of instructions, let’s not forget to mention the step where you actually add the embed code to your website. We’ll give you step-by-step instructions for this too.

The above steps should get you quite far in terms of putting a YouTube video on your site. From there, all you need to do is add some relevant text to explain what the video is about and include the proper copyright information. Additionally, make sure to add a “related videos” section above the actual video so that audiences can find other videos related to the one they’re currently watching.

If you follow these steps, you’ll be able to enjoy all the advantages of embedded videos without worrying about the technicalities too much. With a little bit of planning and research, you can ensure that your YouTube content will serve your purposes – whether you’re a brand seeking to expand your audience or just wish to keep your viewers engaged.