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How to Put Videos on a WordPress Blog

written by: Amanda Presley•edited by: Michele McDonough•updated: 11/11/2010

WordPress makes it easy to put videos on your blog. There are two different ways to put videos on your blog. This tutorial will show you both of the ways.

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    Putting videos on your WordPress Blog can be done two different ways. You can upload a video to WordPress or you can link to a video, for example, YouTube videos. This tutorial will show you how to put videos on your WordPress Blog. You can put music videos, tutorial videos, or whatever kind of video you want.

    Logging into WordPress Admin Panel & Navigating to the Blog Post

    The first step is to go to WordPress and login to your admin panel. Once you have logged in, you will need to navigate to the Blog Post page. To get to the Blog Post page, click the Write tab on the page that you are on now. Then click the Post sub-category link. You will now be on the Write Post page. Create your post and then I will show you how to add the video.

    How to Put Videos on a WordPress Blog - video box Putting the Video on the Blog

    Place your mouse in the post where you want the video to go. Then click the Video icon in the Media section above your editor. The media icon is the second icon. When placing your mouse over it, Add Video will pop up. Click that icon and a window will open.

    In the window you will see your two options. Let’s cover the first option and then we will go over the second option. The first option is uploading the video from your computer. To begin, click the Choose File to Upload button and a box will open. Locate the video that you want to upload to WordPress. Once you find the video, click it and click Open. Then give it a minute to upload. After the video has uploaded, you can enter a title and description for the video. Then click the Insert into Post button to add it.

    The second way to put videos on WordPress is using the URL for the video. Find the video that you want to use and copy the URL for the video. Click the Video icon and wait for the window to load. Then enter the URL in the URL field and enter a title in the field below that. Click the Insert into Post button to add the video.

    Those are the two ways that you can put videos on a WordPress Blog. You can also add videos to WordPress pages. To add them to pages, click Write > Page. When the page editor loads, create your page and place your mouse where you want the video to go. Then repeat the above steps to add the video to the page.