How to Embed a YouTube Video in a Blog Post

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WordPress makes embedding YouTube videos into your posts a piece of cake. It’s literally three simple steps, and we’re going to walk you through them right now.

STEP 1: Copy the Video’s URL

Find the video you want to embed on YouTube and copy its URL. You can either copy the URL from the address bar on top or by pressing the SHARE button below the video and copying the link they provide.

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STEP 2: Paste the Copied URL Into Your Entry Field

Now go back to your WordPress post editor and paste the copied URL onto its own line of text in the editor. Note: make sure there are no spaces before or after the URL. Just paste it and press enter so the URL is on its own line.

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STEP 3: Preview Your Entry and Publish

Once you’ve pasted the URL, click the Preview button on the top right next to your entry field. WordPress will pop out a new window with a preview of what you’ve just done. If you did everything right, you should see the video magically embedded on its own line within your post.

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If everything looks good, go back to finish the entry, then publish.


Easy, right? Just another reason why WordPress is awesome.

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