How to Put Video on a Website

How to Put Video on a WebsiteVideos are a powerful and engaging way to communicate with others online. That’s why it should be So it’s no surprise that having videos on your website can be a crucial part your marketing strategy when it comes to building credibility for your company brand as well as your products or services.

Embed a Video

Perhaps one of the easiest ways to display video on a website would be to “embed” it within your web page.  Why?

Advantages of Embedding a Video within your website.

  • Ease of implementation. Doesn’t require having web coding skills…literally requires just copy and pasting of code or video URL if using a plugin.
  • Improves performance and Saves money. Avoids using up bandwidth and file storage on your hosting provider’s server thus avoiding issues with slow/laggy video streaming and saving you money by not having to pay for a hosting plan with more resources.
  • Search engine marketing. When using a popular video platform such as YouTube, videos can potentially reach many thousands or millions of people, driving more visitors to your website.

How to Embed a Video within your website.

  • Go to YouTube and sign up to create a channel.
  • Upload your video. YouTube accepts a variety of video formats including 3GPP, AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, MPEGPS, WebM and WMV, however, YouTube recommends uploading your video in MP4 format.
  • Once your video is uploaded to YouTube, make sure that you click “Publish” to finish uploading a public video to YouTube.
  • Go to the youtube page where your video is displayed and find the “Share”.
  • Click on “Share” and then click on “Embed”.
  • Copy the embed code and paste into the section of your web page where you would like the video to be displayed.
  • Save and publish your web page.

WordPress Website Video Embed Plugins

YouTube Embed Plugin by EmbedPlus Team

Feature packed embed plugin for YouTube and best of all, it’s FREE.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/youtube-embed-plus/

Video Embed & Thumbnail Generator

This is a great video embed plugin with many useful features and best of all, it’s FREE.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/video-embed-thumbnail-generator/

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