Method 4: Embed a Video in WordPress using a Plugin
This is the fourth method we are going to use to embed a video in the WordPress website. Using plugins to add videos to your site eventually boosts the user experience and visual appearance. And you will find various amazing plugins that will work best for you. And here are some of the best plugins that will help out:
Smash Balloon Youtube Feed Pro
This is one of the finest YouTube video gallery plugins in WordPress. It offers automatic embedding of YouTube videos to your WordPress website. All the embedded videos are gathered in a customized gallery format. It usually helps in importing, forming feeds and live-streaming Youtube videos. It also comes in a free version.
You can automatically embed as many videos to form a YouTube feed on your website.
EmbedPress is another engaging plugin that helps in embedding videos into the WordPress website. Not just videos, but images and other media files can be embedded easily. Not just embedded media, but there are many custom options available for the website. You can even translate and embed videos using the page builder on the website. Also, media files can be uploaded into many file types.
Simple Youtube Embed
Simple Youtube Embed is the simplest plugin you can get to embed videos on your WordPress website. It requires no codes, no setup and installation to embed videos on your website. Videos can be uploaded easily and are easily visible on the post or page. While it comes with various custom options including enable/disable options.
Methods to Upload a Video in WordPress
Method 1: Upload a Video to the Media Library
Method 2: Upload Videos directly to the post or page
Method 1: Upload a Video to the Media Library
Login to your WordPress dashboard and tap the Media option.
There will be two options to select from – Library and Add New. If you have media on your computer library then you can choose that option.
In case of no library files, you can choose Add New button. Here, we are assuming that there are no media files in the library so we choose the Add New button.
On the new page, you will see the Select Files link to upload videos from your device. Else, you can choose the Browser upload option if not having any media files on the device.
This is how you can upload as many media files on your website. Also, you can add, remove and manage the media library by the available options on it.
You can even upload bulk media files, edit them and sort them by size or date.
Method 2: Upload a Video directly to the posts and pages
Another way is to upload a video directly to the posts and pages on the website.
Now, click the “+” icon to activate blocks on the left sidebar.
On the standard list of blocks, you will find the “Video” option. Or you can simply search for the Video block. Click to add the video block.
The video block will be added with several options to upload a video.
You can either upload from the media library or simply paste the video URL from a third-party site. By clicking on the Upload button, it will direct you to select the files from your device.
This is how you can easily upload a video to the post or page.
Embedding or Uploading, which is better?
People mostly upload videos on their websites rather than embedding them. But here it will be clarified which one is better.
Uploading a video means that you are bringing a video from the media library just as uploading images.
Embedding videos means you copy the embed code of the video from the party site and embed it on your website. The video will be displayed on your website but will be stored on the native site.
While it recommended that embedding is the best way to bring videos on their websites. And here are some differences between embedding and uploading a video.
Embedding is an easier process than uploading. As you just need to copy the embed code rather than loading the whole video. You can easily share videos from other websites like YouTube along with managing the channels.
Uploading videos can cost increased bandwidth. Whereas embedding videos can help you save bandwidth and optimize the website.
Uploading a video on your website can cause low-speed issues. Ad videos will be saved on the web server and may cause pages to load slowly. Whereas, embedding videos can help you save the extra space occupied for uploading.
Uploading videos can lack video optimization and user experience.
Adding videos to your website is a great way to entice your website in many ways. You can easily add videos either by uploading or embedding them. And luckily, we have made both ways easier to get acknowledged for you.