Youtube and blogs are two separate channels for communicating with the audience and expressing our thoughts. Both are valuable and have their own worth!
Both platforms are wildly popular and getting more value with the time. What if we combine both powerful tools?? Yes, we can do that easily and the result we get is amazing.
The whole process is termed as embedding youtube videos on the blog. I’m sure you have visited such web pages and blog posts where Youtubes are embedded. A well-written post with youtube on it leaves a great impact on the blog readers and you can better convey your message to your readers.
So in this post, we will walk you through the steps on how to embed a Youtube video on your blog. Let’s get started with the guide.
How to Embed a YouTube Video on Your Blog
There are multiple platforms for creating and running blogs. But the most famous platform which is used by millions of users in WordPress and Blogger or Blogspot. Therefore, we have compiled our guide into two subsections.
Part 1 will instruct you through the steps to embedding youtube into a WordPress blog post and another part revolves around the blogger platform. Let’s start our tutorial with WordPress, the most likable blogging platform.
#Part 1: How To Add a YouTube Video to Your Website (WordPress):
Embedding a youtube video to a WordPress site is as easy as copying and pasting. Below the steps are given, just follow them and enjoy making your blog posts look great and eye-catchy.
Step 1. The very first step is to go to the youtube website. Find the video you want to embed to your WordPress site and open it up as we do to play it! Once done, check step 2 for further instructions.
Step 2. Now beneath the video, you’ll find a share option. Just click on it. If you can’t find the option, see the below screenshot which I’ve grabbed for you!
Step 3. On clicking the share option, you’ll be greeted with three more options. One of them is shared itself, the second option is Embed and the third option is Email. You need to select the option Embed here. Once done, you’ll see the following screen.
Step 4. The highlighted text above is the code to be copied and pasted on your blog post. You can just copy it directly, which contains the default settings, like frame size, show player control, etc.
But we are not forced to use the default settings offered by Youtube. We can customize these settings easily. In order to do that, click on the Show more option below the highlighted text in the above screenshot.
You can change the video size by clicking on the video size option. Also, you can have control over the privacy of the video, video title whether you want it to be visible or not or if you want to show player controls.
Step 5. Once you are done with all the customization, just copy the code above and move to step number 6.
Step 6. After copying the code, you need to move to the blog post editor where you want to embed the Youtube. Every writer by default works on the visual editor, but to embed the youtube, you need to open the text editor. If you can’t find the option I’m talking about, see the below screenshot.
Step 7. In the text editor, locate the position where you want your video to be, and paste the embed code we copied earlier. The screen will look like the below screenshot.
Step 8. The moment you are done pasting the embed code, the visual editor will show you the youtube, exactly like the below screen.
You can preview the youtube by saving the draft post. Now let’s have a quick view to see what’s the procedure to embed videos on the blogger’s post.
#Part 2: How to Embed a YouTube Video on Your Website (Blogger):
If your blog is running on the blogger platform and you want to know the steps to embed Youtube on the blogger blog, here’s how to do that.
Step 1. Go to the admin panel on your blogger blog and open the post editor on which you want to embed the youtube video, keep it open and open a new tab on your browser.
Step 2. Now in the second step, you need to navigate through Youtube.com and search for the video you want to embed to your blog post.
Step 3. Once you are done selecting the Youtube, click the share option below the video, just like I showed in step 2, in the above method.
Step 4. Now copy the embed code(you can customize the video settings if you want) and then switch to the post editor.
Step 5. There in the post editor, move to the HTML editor(just like text editor in WordPress) and place the embed code where you would like your video to appear.
Step 6. The compose editor will show the video preview. Now you can draft or publish the post and can preview it. If it doesn’t look as per your expectations, you can change the position of the code.
By now, you must have understood that steps to embedding Youtube videos on WordPress and blogger are almost identical and both are really simple. Even other blogging platforms possess almost the same steps with the minor difference.
I hope this article made you learn how to embed a YouTube video on your blog whether it is WordPress or bloggers blog! Blogs and websites are all about conveying your thoughts to people and there is no better way than expressing yourselves via audio and video.
Now create awesome YouTube videos and embed them on your blog for your readers. The steps are really simple. If you still have any doubts or queries, mention them in the comments below.
Also, do share this guide with your blogger friends so that they can also create eye compelling contents for their readers by embedding Youtube into the posts. Meanwhile, consider reading our other guides related to Youtube.