How To Add YouTube Video To Your WordPress Website

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How To Add YouTube Video To Your WordPress Website

How To Add YouTube Video To Your WordPress Website similar to this post! Also we added a “How to a youtube video to a widget sidebar or footer as well”

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How To Add YouTube Video To Your WordPress Website

Directions: How To Add YouTube Video To Your WordPress Website

  1. Login to to WordPress by click login or adding /wp-admin to your URL
  2. Click Posts and then add new (or edit an existing post or page)
  3. Paste the YouTube URL on its own line and WordPress will automatically add in the code for you
  4. Thats it!
  5. Publish your WordPress post or Preview it to see the video
  6. Let us know if it works!

Directions: How To Add YouTube Video To Your WordPress Sidebar or Footer

  1. Login to to WordPress by click login or adding /wp-admin to your URL
  2. Click Appearance and then widgets
  3. Please not that all themes are different and some may or may not support footer widgets or even sidebar widgets.
  4. Goto the Youtube video that you want to show on your WordPress sidebar.
  5. Click Share under the video
  6. Click Embed and copy the code
  7. Paste the YouTube embed code into a TEXT widget on your WordPress sidebar or footer
  8. Save the widget
  9. Thats it!
  10. Goto the front of your WordPress site and refresh your browser to see the video.

What Theme are you using?

As of this video we are using the Smart Passive Income Child theme for the Genesis Framework. We figured the name was perfect for our business and we love the bold look. Check out the theme here. (This is an affiliate link but it barely buys a beer let alone a pony!)

Additionally we highly recommend the Genesis Framework here (affiliate link: but we only recommend products we use and love), for all of your theming, WordPress business and client needs!

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