How to add Youtube video to a WordPress post — The EASY way.

One of my clients recently asked me how they could add a Youtube video to their blog post. I thought that the correct way to do this was common WordPress knowledge, so I figured I could point them to an easy to find Youtube video with instructions on how to do this. I was shocked when I couldn't find a single video on how to add Video to a WordPress post, without using a plugin OR switching to the HTML editor (which is SCARY to many of my clients). Granted, with WP versions prior to 2.5, switching to the HTML editor was the way to go. But it seems like no one knows about this 'secret' button that makes adding Video to WP super simple in WP 2.5+. That said, I am going to let the secret to this button out of the box.

Step 1 - Reveal the extra WYSIWYG icons.

Default WordPress Post Editor icons

Default WordPress Post Editor icons

The default WordPress post editor probably looks something like the image above. To get to the 'MAGIC' button just click this icon: Advanced WYSIWYG Editor which opens up a ton of other WordPress features that very few people seems to talk about. Continue reading