How to Embed a YouTube Video on a WordPress Site

Learn hoHow to Embed a YouTube Video on a WordPress Sitew to embed a YouTube video on a WordPress site–it’s easy. Videos posted to YouTube are a great source of  exposure for your business and they provide valuable links back to your website. So if you don’t use them, you’re simply missing out. You can make an ad, upload a short promo, add tutorials, driving directions, footage of new products, interviews, and so much more–the options are endless.

Embed a YouTube Video on WordPress

1) Navigate to the YouTube page for the particular video you are trying to embed. (You can also find the embed options and code for a YouTube video embedded elsewhere on the internet by clicking the grey icon that looks like this:   How to Embed a YouTube Video on a WordPress Site

2) You can find the embed options on the by clicking “Share” and then “Embed” (pictured below).

How to Embed a YouTube Video on a WordPress Site

3) You can then select the embed options you want. We recommend making the video’s width match the content area you’re putting the video into. You have the option to “Show suggested videos when the video finishes,” but why help your user get side-tracked away from your videos and website? Unless you know what you’re doing, don’t check the “Use HTTPS”, “Enable privacy…” or “Use old embed…” options.

4) Once you have selected all of your options, copy the <iframe> code. Go to your WordPress site and paste the embed code into the HTML/Text view of your page or post (not the visual view). You can also put these YouTube <iframe> embed codes into widgets such as sidebar and homepage widgets.

If you have any questions about how to Embed a YouTube Video on WordPress, please fill out a comment below–we’d be glad to help out.

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About Michael Earley

Michael graduated in 2011 with a Bachelors in Audio Production but is also proficient in both graphic and web design. He works for New Tricks and also does freelance web and graphic design. In his early 20′s, Michael is excited to continue learning and refining his skills as a WordPress web designer and the many facets of digital media.


  1. Hey Judi, thanks for the tutorial.
    My recent post 6 Don’ts Which Delay Growth of Your Blog

  2. Hi thanks for this post – we are using our videos commercially, so prefer not to use Youtube so it can remain private for a large number of people. Do you have preferred alternative?
    My recent post Don’t Believe Everything Your Brain Tells You – it Could Make You Angry

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