Add Video to a Blog Post


Overview on adding video to a blog post.


This tutorial uses a video from YouTube, but this method works with Vimeo videos as well.

1.) Create the post for the video

If you need help with this step, check the tutorial Write a Blog Post.

The blog post editor

2.) Copy the address of the video from YouTube

The address bar with a YouTube URL and the copy menu option highlighted

If you uploaded the video to your own YouTube account, be sure the privacy setting on the video is either Public (searchable on or Unlisted (only viewable on the link). Videos listed as Private aren't viewable by others. Read more about YouTube's Privacy settings.

3.) Paste the video address into your post

The post editor window with the paste menu option selected

An image of a pasted YouTube link in a blog post.

Make sure the video address is not a live link. If the address is purple and underlined, remove the link by highlighting the address and clicking the 'Remove link' icon.

The purple Live link


The mouse pointing to the Remove link button in the toolbar

4.) Under the YouTube address, write a short title for the video

A video title under the URL

5.) Highlight the video title and click the 'Insert Link' icon

The mouse pointing to the insert link icon in the toolbar

6.) In the 'Insert/edit link' box that pops up, paste the YouTube address in the URL box, add a title, select 'Open link in new window' and then click 'Add Link'

The "Enter the destination URL dialog box" with fields for information

7.) The title should now be purple and underlined in your post

The video title underlined and highlighted in purple

8.) Click 'Publish' on the right

The Blue publish button on the right side of the screen

9.) Click 'View Post' at the top of the page

Selecting your post under the Edit post heading

10.) The video should be visible in your post, with the title underneath linked to the YouTube page

An example post with an embedded YouTube video



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