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Lab 4: Embed YouTube video

Versions of WordPress released early in 2014 have made it very easy to share / embed YouTube video. What you do is to create a post (like this one), and then set your cursor on a new line. Then

  1. With the video on screen, click the share icon
  2. Confirm that “Share” is underlined (not “Embed”)
  3. Copy the “Share” link to your computer clipboard


Having placed the “Share” URL onto the clipboard, now paste it onto a line by itself.

IMPORTANT: Your URL must be pasted into a paragraph of its own. You may have text above it and below it, in separate paragraphs, but it must stand on its own. In that way, WordPress will actually do some embedding magic and place the video on the page for you.

It will appear like this:


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