Making a YouTube video takes a lot of time. When you’re finally finished and your video is live, you probably want to share it everywhere you can, including on your website. Or, maybe you have someone else’s video that you want to post to your WordPress site. You could be providing commentary on someone’s work and want to show the video you’re talking about. Or, another creator may have a video that explains a process so well you’d rather show that video than make your own.
Whatever your reason, the dedicated embed block in the Gutenberg editor will let you add a YouTube video to your WordPress post or page. The video will have navigation buttons, so visitors can play and watch the content on your website without having to be redirected to YouTube.
Note: When a visitor views a YouTube video on your website, non-personal data will be shared with YouTube.
In this article, we’re going to walk you through how to embed a YouTube video or playlist in a WordPress post or page. We’ll also cover a few best practices, tips and FAQs.