Dumb Ways to Die - How to embed a YouTube video into a blog (Step by step instructions)

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Step by step instructions on how to embed a YouTube video into a blog

  1. Go onto YouTube to the page with the video you want to embed
  2. Click “share” under the video
  3. Under “Share a link” you will see the first circle which says “Embed”. Click this
  4. Select the code that’s been generated which shows up on the right side of the video. Note you can tick other options to start at a different time than just the beginning, remove visible controls or generate code which doesn’t show suggested videos when the video finishes.
  5. Copy it
  6. Go to your blog post or page
  7. Make sure you are in “Text” mode – not “Visual” mode
  8. Put the cursor between the 2 paragraphs you want to position your video – or if you want to put it on thw top that’s fine too
  9. Paste what you copied
  10. Preview and check that the video shows where you want it to with enough space below and above the video
  11. Save and Publish (note, there seems to be a WordPress glitch which prevents you being able to actually preview the video. So publish you must!

Another way of extracting the embed code is by right-clicking the video screen and selecting ‘Get embed code’. Copy it and paste it into your blog under ‘Text’.

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