I’m going to explain this in relation to WordPress, but the principle is broadly the same in several other contexts. It’s very straightforward, but it’s the part in point 7 below that is the thing that you really need to know to make it work.
- Go to the YouTube page where your favourite clip is
- Press the ‘share’ button
- Press the ’embed’ button [note – some clips don’t allow embedding, and this is the point at which you’ll find out]
- Pick a frame-size from the four different sizes shown. For embedding in a web-post like this, I usually pick a small one so that it fits within post size, but you can always go back and alter it later.
- For safety, pick ‘Use old embed code’ – it usually works with anything
- Now click in the box with the blue highlighted code, select all of it and copy it.
- Go to the place where you want to embed the video, and select ‘HTML’ or ‘Code’ (sometimes shown as < > ona tool bar). In WordPress it looks like the tabs on the left – press the ‘HTML’ tab and it will stop being greyed-out. Find the end of the HTML code, and paste in the code from Youtube
- Press Visual again – and you’ll see a shaded box where the YouTube clip will be once you’ve saved and uploaded.
- If you’ve made a mistake about the size, go back to YouTube and select a different frame-size, and re-select and copy the code from the code box.
- Here’s a screen shot of what the ’embed’ part of Youtube looks like:
And here’s the result: