Adding videos to posts and pages in WordPress has become very simple and easy to do, compared to what I had to do years back as a blogger. Back then you had to know and work with html code to insert a properly sized video into a post.

Not so today. This is easy and, whether you've used videos in posts before, but want some more info on how to make the process simpler and well understood, or, whether you've never done it at all before, my hope is this brief tutorial will clear up any confusion and perhaps add some clarity to the process.

First off, go into your dashboard and open up the post you are wanting to add a video to, in your post editor, on "visual" mode. i like to surround the space where i want the video to go with a preceding sentence, a couple line spaces, and a following sentence, like this:

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Now, you want to switch to "text" mode, because that is the only mode in which you can insert html code, to embed the video in your post. It will not take in visual mode. So click on the "text" button in the upper right of your editor.

You are now in text mode, and you can insert the video html code here, which we will cover on the next page. When i first started doing this, I would write a word or phrase where i wanted to place the video and highlight it, like this:

Again, this is just what made sense to me, totally up to you - you can just leave, and remember, a space where you want to put the code.

Speaking of which, that's next. On page 2 we'll grab the html code from YouTube.

And please, if you find this tutorial helpful, please click on the "Like" green button.



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Tungsten Premium
Ha, for once this is one I knew, has made my day, LOL.
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Loes Premium
Great tutorial Marvin!
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TheOldSilly Premium
Thanks, Loes, that's a real compliment coming from a WA vet like you!
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Loes Premium
Hm a vet? I am only 6,5 months here:)
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Strap Premium
Super training subject - you have de-mystified this for me now
Thank you
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TheOldSilly Premium
You are welcome, Strap - just doing my part, this WA community is so great and helpful to each other.
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Sheden3 Premium
Excellent training for me because I am about to add a blog and wanted to add a youtube video. I am new to this but understand your instructions thoroughly. I have only one question, are we authorized to use any youtube video?
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TheOldSilly Premium
Thanks, Sheden, and yes you can use any video that is posted on YouTube in "Public" view status. The video automatically gives credits to the author/owner/producer, so there is no need to list credits, and in fact the author will most likely be glad to see his/her video being posted around on other sites, because that is all the more exposure, And when someone watches the video on your site, it still gives credit to the number of "views" the video has had on YouTube. So it is really a win-win.

Videos posted to Youtube for "Private" viewers, you will not be able to see listed anyway, unless you belong to the group who the video is privately intended. So if you can see it, you can use it.
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Sheden3 Premium
Thanks for the answer but especially for the complete explanations of it. I like to know why I need to do what I need to do and you gave it. I have to pick and choose which blogs to read and yours will definitely be one of them.
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TheOldSilly Premium
Well thank you. And I'm going to follow you now, too, cuz I can tell you are sincere in your quest for success.
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Sheden3 Premium
Yes I am, been scammed for so many years and feel that "FINALLY" I have found the one that will help me to really succeed. Then with people like you helping, I can't go wrong. I do have my site up http://www.realfreehomebusiness.com. If you get time, would you check it out? I just started on it 23 December 2014. I am still in Bootcamp and know I have work to do but would appreciate your evaluation. Thank you.
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TheOldSilly Premium
Sure I will take a look, and leave you a comment and some feedback. you can do the same for me when you have time, at http://www.ethnicfoodsrus.com and http://www.marvindwilson.com

We help each other out, okay? and feel free to PM me anytime you have need of a question answered, i will if I know how.
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Sheden3 Premium
Absolutely and thanks again.
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MarkusSA Premium
Good training OldSilly, I got a lot out of it. Thanks and keep up the good work.
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Markus
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Appreciate the endorsing comment, Markus, thanks. :-)
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