Found a great YouTube video you want to share but you aren’t sure how to get it into your blog post?
If you’re using WordPress, here’s what to do step by step:
1. Install the WordPress Video Plugin
You can find it at http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-video-plugin/ or by going to “Plugins” -> “Add New” and searching for “WordPress Video Plugin”
2. Find the ID of the YouTube Video
To find the ID of the video you want to embed, go to the video and click the “Share” button below the video. Then look at the shortlink and everything after the http://youtu.be/ part is the ID.
In this case it’s: jeT9haiWh8E
3. Add the shortcode to your blog post and save.
Edit the blog post where you want to include the video using the shortcode:
(without the * – I had to add those so the plugin wouldn’t embed the video above)
And that’s it! You’ll have an embedded video in your blog post.
Here’s this plugin in action: