Well I finally decided to try my hand at inserting a YouTube video in my blog. This is a video by the one and only Kevin Riley of ProductCreationLabs.com. In this video he’s giving a great tip about “stealing” other peoples ideas. It’s not really stealing, just watch the video
Do you want to insert your own YouTube videos into your WordPress blog? I’ve included the steps you need to take below. First, find the video you want on YouTube.com. Just do a search for the topic you want. When you find the video, then follow the steps below.
Locate the Embed button beneath the video. You need the embed code so that the video will display in your blog post. If you copy the URL, you will only be making a link, you wont see the video play on your site. Find the embed code. It will automatically be selected, so all you will have to do is copy it. You can do this by right-clicking and selecting Copy, or using CTRL-C. If you are on a Mac, it will be Command-C (the little propeller button near the space bar).
Once the embed code is good and copied, then return to your blog and create a new post. Click the HTML tab (make sure you are not in the Visual tab, it must be the HTML tab). Paste the embed code. It will look like a bunch of non-sense letters and numbers, but that’s OK.
After you do that, then save your post and you should be able to see your video when you visit your site. Now, after you’ve experimented with embedding other’s folk’s videos in your blog, the next natural step will be to create your own and post those! Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
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