Here are some real easy instructions on how to embed a YouTube video into your WordPress Web site or blog. You can thus content to enhance the information to attract visitors. Add your comments and act as a ‘curator’ to others.
Follow the steps starting with clicking on the ‘share’ button to get your embed code. Determine if you want to show the suggested videos when the embedded video finishes (I suggest not since it will take visitors off your site).
Just please remember, whether you add to a new or existing page or post, you must drop the code into the html view. You cannot add in the visual window.
You can even modify the screen size that will be displayed to accommodate either your main viewing area, a sidebar an even a footer area. When you enter a custom width (in pixels) the heights is automatically adjusted according to the original size of the video.
Add a title, optimization factors as well as your comments or narrative above or below the video, or both (as I demonstrate here).
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