How to Embed YouTube Video in a Website (with Video) 2018

image of a cell phone held up by two hands with a video about to play on the screen and a red YouTube logo in the background. Knowing how to embed a youtube video in a website is a great way to improve user experience.There is a simple fact you should be aware of if you’re a blogger: Your audience loves video. The convenience of clicking play and sitting back to learn something new is why it’s the preferred way to take in new information. Do you know how to embed YouTube video in a website? Don’t worry. It’s very, very simple.

Here’s why you need this as a blogger. Most people are visual learners and are instantly drawn to video. Embedding a simple video into your content keeps eyes on your page longer. It’s one of the best ways to improve bounce rate. When your audience clicks play on a video they become instantly engaged. They are much more likely to click around the rest of your website to see what else you have. No matter what niche your online business is in, understanding how to embed YouTube video in a website is a key element towards creating the best user experience possible for your audience.

In this post (with video), I’m going to show you how to embed YouTube video in WordPress. No matter how little experience you have building a website, this is a simple process anyone can learn. This is huge when it comes to not only building traffic, but building traffic that converts. 

How To Embed YouTube Video in a Website

Watch the short video tutorial below and follow its easy steps to learn how to embed YouTube video into your website. Once you learn this process, you’ll be embedding videos into your posts in no time and your audience will be thanking you.

What Does it Mean to Embed a Video in a Website?

Up to this point, you may have simply been creating external links when you wanted to share video. Internal and external links are great ways to connect your audience with other resources. However, creating an external link to a video on YouTube takes your reader away from your site.

When you embed a video, you place the video itself right into your content. Not only does this look very professional, but your reader doesn’t have to leave or open a new window. This keeps your audience on your internet real estate longer, and this is always a good thing.

4 Easy Steps to Embedding a YouTube Video into WordPress

this image shows hands typing on a laptop open to a WordPress dashboard

YouTube makes it very easy to embed video into your WordPress blog post. Whether it’s a video of your own, or a video published by someone else, the steps are the same. The great thing about YouTube is that almost all of it’s videos are available for sharing. This means that if you can see the embed code, then you can embed it into your website.

Step 1: Find the Video You’d Like to Embed

Almost 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every single day! This means you can type in just about anything into that YouTube search bar and chances are you’ll find a video that suits you.

If you prefer to embed videos that you yourself have published, that’s a great option too. Screencasting has become a very popular way to create instructional videos so your audience can watch your computer screen while you narrate. I use ScreenFlow to create the videos I embed into my posts. It’s easy to use, has plenty of features, and I highly recommend it.

Once you’ve found a video you’d like to embed, click on its “share” button below the video and some options will open.

this image shows the YouTube share options

Step 2: Click on “Embed” to Get Your Embed Code

When you see “Embed”, this means you can share this video. You don’t have to ask for permission from the video’s author to share it. Click on “Embed” and a window similar to the one below will open.

this image shows the YouTube window that opens containing the embed code

This is for a very popular video I uploaded to my YouTube channel. In this video I review the training platform I used to build and grow my online business. This video has gotten almost 11k views as of the time of this article’s publishing. That’s the power of video guys! Utilize it!

If building a blog or website that brings in consistent revenue is something you’re interested in, I highly recommend this platform over all others. I’ve had nothing but positives from it and it’s worth checking out. Click the link at the end of this article so you can create your own FREE starter account and check out this training platform for yourself.

Step 3: Copy the Embed Code

You’ll see the embed code at the top right of that window. It’s as simple as copy and paste. Check or uncheck the embed options to tailor the video to your liking. As you modify it, the code will also update. Click on the copy button at the bottom right, and this embed code will be copied to your clipboard, ready for the next step.

Step 4: Paste the Embed Code into your Website

For the last and final step, all you’ll have to do is go into the text editor of your post and paste this code where you’d like the video to appear. I like to add the center tags before and after the embed code so the video is centered on the page.

this image shows the embed code being pasted into the WordPress text editor

You can now say you know how to embed YouTube video in a website!


Video is a great tool to have in your tool belt. It’s a great way to increase engagement with your content, and it’s a great way to learn new concepts. I hope the video I used in this article helped you better understand how to embed YouTube videos.

If you’re interested in more training that will help you learn how to build your own online business, click here to watch the video I referenced earlier in the sample above as part of my detailed review. I think you’ll really enjoy what you see. You can also click the link below to see more details and create your free starter account to check it all out for yourself.

Go through my link and you’ll get me as your personal support coach. I’m always available and I’ll be happy to help you in every way I can to have the same success I’ve had. Being your own boss in online business can be your reality.


Understanding how to embed YouTube video in a website will help build your site into an authority over time. Want to optimize your own YouTube videos so they rank high and get tons of traffic and views? Check out these YouTube SEO marketing strategies so your videos get the traffic they deserve.

What questions do you have for me? Are you going to put this new skill to practice with your next post? Do you have questions about building a business online that brings consistent monthly revenue? Ask away in the comments section below.

Embed one of my videos into a post of yours and show off your new skill! I’d love to see it! Leave your link below to your post with any of my videos embedded in it and I’ll show some love on your article and give you a high five!

As always, if you enjoyed this article, please share it to your social networks. Now go embed some videos!

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