Since this post originally published, WordPress seems to have changed the Text tab somewhat.
Luckily, it’s easier than ever now to get videos into your post. You can simply paste the link to the YouTube page containing the video right into the Visual tab and it will “automagically” become the embedded video.
Alternatively, you can use a newer plugin I’ve been using:
It’s a simple, elegant yet customizable solution.
You’re new to this whole blogging thing. You want to put a cool video in your post like you see everywhere on the web, but you haven’t figured out how to do it. I got your back. Everything’s easy when you know how, right? So watch this video to see how it’s done the easy way. Here’s what you’ll get out of it:
- What NOT to do (the “Add media” buttons are wrong)
- Where to get the embed code on a YouTube video
- How to customize the embedded movie player
- How to embed the movie the easy way, WITHOUT extra plugins
So enjoy (you may want to go full screen but the quality’s not as good as Viddler–since I used YouTube in the video, I wanted to use them for this post).
If you can’t see the video in your email or reader, it’s on YouTube: How to Add Video to a WordPress Post.
Also of Interest
Since I’ve written this post, many people have asked questions in the comments below and I’ve done my best to answer them, so please do check them out and leave a comment yourself if you have a question.
I have a few more posts on video blogging you may also find interesting if you found this one helpful: