How To Embed YouTube Videos in WordPress

I had a friend the other day who said it was hard to create a new page inside WordPress and then embed a YouTube video into it.  Since I’ve been asked this question before, I figured it was time to do a quick tutorial.  Watch the video below and it will walk you through both of these steps:


One thing to remember when doing this:  Write all of your content before clicking over to the HTML tab to embed the code.  If you switch back from the HTML to visual tab to add more content or edit the content, it strips out part of the coding making your video not load.  The pasting of the embed should always be the last thing you do.

Hope this helps, and if you would like to see more tutorials like this, leave a comment below and I will make one in the near future!

Jeremy Blanton

Jeremy Blanton is the Co-Founder of 210 Consulting- Social Media Advisors. He is a social media speaker who shares with thousands of people each year on things like how to use Facebook for Business, Blogging, and How to use Twitter.

When he is not coaching or speaking, he spends most of his time working on Custom WordPress Sites for his clients.

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  • Emmy Basch

    Well, I got a notice on Facebook that you’d answered my questions…but they aren’t showing up for me on this page. Hmmmmm….

  • thanks for adding this video! appreciate it!

  • Caitlin

    Helped so much! thank you thank you thank you!

  • Glad I could assist Caitlin! BTW, love the photos on your blog!

  • Tony Mkrt

    Thanks for sharing Mate 🙂 Have a great day
    gegard mousasi

  • Jeremy, I can’t see it at all when I do that – is it because of Chrome?  Thanks- since we went to the updated WordPress it “killed” all my previously embedded YouTube videos – any quick fix for that?

  • Debbie, I am not sure why updating WP would “kill the videos.” I know that in Chrome I have to refresh the page to get any YouTube videos to load.