How to Embed a Youtube Video on a WordPress Blog

I am a huge fan of using video to connect with your audience. In fact, I’ve been making videos on YouTube since early 2009 and my video marketing skills just keep getting better and better.

Today’s video tip is a simple one, but also a much needed one! If you’re getting ready to publish your first video on YouTube, you need to know how to embed a YouTube video on a WordPress blog… right?

It’s easier than you think, watch this quick video to find out how.

How to Embed a YouTube Video on a WordPress Blog

Once you know how to embed a Youtube video on a WordPress blog, you can start making your blog more interactive. This allows you to deliver content to your readers in different formats.

Bonus: Advanced YouTube Embed Tricks for Experienced Techies

If you’re reading this article and you already know how to embed a YouTube video on a WordPress blog, well good for you! But here’s how you can take it to the next level.

Have you ever seen a WordPress blog where there’s a video on the page peeking through a pop-up, so it looks all cut off and unprofessional? Hat tip to Andy Hayes for this YouTube embed trick, here is the special code you need to add to the end of the URL of your YouTube video to fix that.

&wmode=transparent&modestbranding=1

What this code does is make the video transparent if there are any popups or light boxes on your site. The modest branding part removes the YouTube branding, so your video looks even more professional.

So this is what the full code should look like in your “HTML” view:

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lRYqMplv2vc?rel=0&wmode=transparent&modestbranding=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Video is Powerful

If you want to learn more about optimizing your YouTube Channel to get more views and be found more often on Youtube, check out The Video Traffic Academy. I’m a proud affiliate and I’ve gone through the program myself, and seen an increase in views and traffic from just implementing a handful of the ideas and strategies.

 

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