How to embed YouTube videos in WordPress
YouTube videos can easily be embedded anywhere on your site – posts, pages, widgets, etc. There are a couple ways this can be done:
The Simple Method
1. Go to YouTube.com and find the video you would like to embed.
2. Underneath the video, click the "Share" link. A box will pop up that looks like this:
3. Click "Copy."
4. Go to your WordPress dashboard and open the page or post you would like to add the video too.
5. Paste the link anywhere in the content box, and then click Publish or Update.
If you would like to embed a video in a widget area (i.e. on the homepage), go to Appearance > Widgets. Add a Text widget to the widget area of your choice and paste the link in the box.
The Advanced Method
If you would like more control over how the video displays on your site, you can use the Embed option instead. You can specify height, width, controls, etc.
Copy the embed code and then paste it into the Text mode of a post or page.
If you would like to add a video to a widget area using the Advanced Method, go to Appearance > Widgets. Add a Custom HTML widget to the widget area of your choice and paste the embed code in the box.
The Plugin Method
You can install a plugin like this one if you would prefer not to use the direct embed methods shown above.