How to Embed YouTube Videos in WordPress

embed youtube video in wordpressWant to embed a YouTube video into your WordPress posts and pages?

Luckily, using WordPress, this is very VERY easy to do.

In fact, it will take you less than 5 minutes!

That’s because YouTube embedding is built into WordPress (thanks to Jetpack).

This means you won’t need to mess with any HTML code to insert your video.

I’ve created a video tutorial showing you how to embed a YouTube video.

Watch the video below and find out how!

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Video Tutorial: How to Embed YouTube Videos

YouTube embeds are built into WordPress, but we need to install a plugin called Jetpack to use them (Jetpack comes preinstalled in most WordPress installs. You just need to activate it and then follow the set up instructions which appear).

Once you’ve installed and activated Jetpack, you can use what are called shortcodes to display different types of media from other sites, such as Slideshare, Vimeo, and Spotify. Click here to find out about these other shortcodes.

To embed YouTube videos, you just need the URL of the video, which will be something like this:

Then, just use the YouTube shortcode, which is:

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  • Sandeep

    If you won’t bother much about the size of the video, you can just copy the YouTube URL link and just place it on editor. That’s it. It is as simple as ABC.

    • Brandon Yanofsky

      That is true. I personally prefer using the shortcode so I can spot it more easily when editing.

  • Find Movies To Watch

    To quickly embed a YOuTube Video simply copy the Video’s URL from the web browser’s address bar and paste it on a line in the post or page editor.

    • Brandon Yanofsky

      Hi. Yes, that certainly is another way to do it.

  • Tony

    Is there a way to use a Jetpack shortcode to embed videos I have stored on Amazon S3?

    • Brandon Yanofsky

      No. You’ll need to use something like JW Player.

  • Rowell

    Thanks for sharing. I was about to use the embed code.