Uploading Your YouTube Video to WordPress
Are you ready to engage and captivate your audience? Posting videos on your website is an excellent way to do just that, and sharing your video on YouTube can easily reach a broader audience. We’ll take a look at how you can easily upload your YouTube video to your WordPress website in just a few simple steps.
Step 1: Select Your Video
The first thing you need to do is choose the video that you want to showcase on your website. Go to your YouTube channel, open the video you want to display, and click on the “Share” option. Next, select the “Embed” feature, which will provide you with the code you’ll need to embed the video on your website. Copy this code to your clipboard by pressing “Ctrl + C” or “Command + C” on your keyboard.
Step 2: Log in to Your WordPress Site
Now it’s time to log in to your self-hosted WordPress site. Simply go to the dashboard and enter your login credentials to access your account.
Step 3: Create Your Post/Page
The next step is to create a new post or page on your WordPress site. Choose “Add New” in the “Pages” or “Posts” tab, and give your new post a descriptive name of the video content.
Step 4: Embed the Code
Now, you’re ready to embed the video code to your WordPress post or page. In “Text” mode in the editor, paste the code you copied earlier. Once complete, switch to “Visual” mode to see the video player on your WordPress site.
Customize the video player by adjusting the size, autoplay status, and other features by modifying the embedding code. However, ensure to follow YouTube’s guidelines when making any changes to the code.
Step 5: Publish Your Post/Page
When you’re satisfied with your modifications, click on the “Publish” button to upload the YouTube video to WordPress. This action will upload the video to both YouTube and your site, and users will be able to view the video right from your page. You can also add meta information to your page at this point to help with search engine indexing.
Congratulations! Your video is now accessible and viewable on your WordPress site.
Aside from the above method, here are other options available to upload a YouTube video to your WordPress site:
Method 1: WordPress Video Plugins
Several video plugins such as WP Video Lightbox, Easy Video Player, and Yotu WP make it easy to upload YouTube videos to your site. These plugins allow you to install, activate, and customize your settings within seconds.
Method 2: Adding via an iFrame
You can also embed your video on your site via an iFrame. Select your YouTube video, click “Share,” then “Embed,” and choose the “iFrame” option. Copy the code and paste it in the HTML editor of your WordPress site.
Method 3: Manual Video Upload
If your video is not on YouTube, you can manually upload the video to your WordPress media library by copying the URL.
Now that you have learned multiple methods of embedding videos on your WordPress site, take advantage of this feature to enhance the user experience and captivate your audience. Combining the power of WordPress with the advanced platform of YouTube is the perfect way to excel in video content creation and sharing.