Many posts that you create on your WordPress site can be improved or aided with the addition of a YouTube video. Whether it’s a video that you found from another creator, or one that you have uploaded yourself, your audience will often appreciate the ability to watch additional content.
With the addition of the Gutenberg editor, embedding a YouTube video has become even easier. Once you have found a video in YouTube, simply copy the URL of the video, then continue below and paste it into the block as we will be doing below.
How to Put a YouTube Video in a WordPress Post
As mentioned above, this guide is performed using the Gutenberg editor that was added in WordPress 5.0. We will assume that you have already found and copied the link for the YouTube video before proceeding with the steps below.
Step 1: Sign into the admin section of your site at (yourdomain.com)/wp-admin and either create a new post or open an existing one.
Step 2: Click at the point in the article where you want to add the video, then click the Add block button.
Step 3: Scroll down and choose the Embeds option.
Step 4: Click the YouTube button.
Step 5: Paste the previously copied YouTube URL into the field, then click the Embed button.
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