Posting Youtube Videos to WordPress

This is the first video I publish from a series of Fly on The Wall style tutorials. Several people have asked me to invite them to a hangout when I'm doing "stuff" on WordPress. That usually wouldn't work because I don't know when I'll do these things. So I did the next best thing and recorded a couple videos of me doing some of the stuff I do for clients on a regular basis.

youtube-wordpressThis video shows you the easiest way to add youtube (and other networks too) videos to your WordPress site. I picked up the tip at the Orange County WordPress Meetup group where Jeff Turner showcased the plugin. I also cover a couple other tools I used during the video. Hope you enjoy it.

If you want something else in particular, just leave me a note in the comments. I'd also appreciate it if you could thumbs up the video, and share this post and the video to your favorite networks.


  1. Nice little tutorial, Oscar! I would suggest adding a few words in the body of the post to better describe what you cover in the video, and maybe even links to OCWP and FitVids.

    Note that you do not need to use embed code to insert YouTube videos into a WordPress post. In fact, you can just past a link to the video or image from a number of sites and WordPress will convert it for you. Here’s a full list:

    Also, there’s an alternate plug-in I’ve used called Responsive Video Light:

    This works with YouTube and Vimeo, and you can see a good example here at SoCal Hiker:

  2. why not just copy the embed code on your tube and paste into the post ?

    • Mainly because the embed code comes with a defined size. Also it isn’t responsive. Also iframes and embed codes aren’t as simple as a plain link, not to mention the time it takes to get the embed code especially if you want to paste the video in more than one place like a post, page or a sidebar.

  3. Very nice presentation Oscar. I like the idea of the fly on the wall tutorial. It’s always nice to look over somebody’s shoulder. Especially when they know what they’re doing!

  4. Hey Oscar,

    Very nice video, and I enjoyed checking it out. It felt like I was being trained or just job shadowing you while you were at work. It was great though, and very easy to follow!

    How about an video of adding some SEO, SEO plugin, or a SEO plugin review that you use or suggest to use.

    Thanks again for sharing this video!


    • Eric, thanks for the comments! Glad you enjoyed it. I’ll put it on my list and do an SEO one for sure. That’s a very hot topic and people are very interested in it.

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