HOW TO ADD YOUTUBE VIDEOS TO BLOG ?

by bloggingdev

If you are convinced to add videos to your blog with minimal effort, then what is better than YouTube? YouTube is a hub of millions of shareable videos. 

Adding only a YouTube video link will just make your blog look in-attractive Instead, try adding the complete video to light up your blog post.

But, HOW?

Don’t worry. We got you covered up!

Here’s a simple guide for you to add a YouTube video to your blog

 

2 WAYS TO ADD A YOUTUBE VIDEO TO YOUR BLOG POST

 

1. EMBED HTML CODE

This method gives you the flexibility to customize the look and feel of the YouTube video. So if you’re someone who focuses a lot o “personalization” then this method might be the best for you!

Follow these instructions to begin: 

STEP 1 -OPEN UP THE YOUTUBE VIDEO THAT YOU WANT TO ADD TO YOUR BLOG POST

 

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Here, in this example, I have opened up a song on YouTube

 

STEP 2 – SCROLL DOWN THE VIDEO A BIT UNTIL YOU REACH THE PANEL SHOWN IN THE PICTURE BELOW

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STEP 3 – CLICK ON THE SHARE BUTTON

A box will pop up with different choices like- embed, WhatsApp, goo, Facebook, etc ( see image below).

 

 

STEP 4 – CLICK ON THE EMBED OPTION

Now, edit the width and height of the video as per your requirements. You can also choose one or more embed options given for customization. Here in this picture, I have chosen “Show player controls”

STEP 5 – COPY THE HTML CODE

STEP 6 – GO TO YOUR BLOGGING WEBSITE

Now, add this HTML code in place wherever you want the video. Let’s understand this through an example to make it more clear. 

If you’re using WordPress then follow these instructions :

 · Go to Posts, then click on Add New ( or simply open up the post you have already written)

 

 

 

· Switch to the text mode.

· Put the cursor wherever you want to add the YouTube video. Now, paste the HTML code you have copied.

 · Come back to visual mode. And voila you’re done!

 

2. EASY WAY

Follow these easy steps to add a YouTube video to your blog post:

  

STEP 1 – OPEN UP THE YOUTUBE VIDEO AND COPY THE URL SHOWN IN THE ADDRESS BAR

STEP 2 – OPEN YOUR BLOG.

If you’re on WordPress then go to Posts > Add New or simply open up your existing blog post

 

STEP 3 – PUT THE CURSOR WHEREVER YOU WANT TO ADD THE YOUTUBE VIDEO

 

STEP 4 – PASTE THE COPIED URL

Congrats. You are done!

 See this video for a detailed explanation

Didn’t find a YouTube video to match your content?

Want to create your own videos instead? Click to read how.

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