We know how much search engines prefer videos these days. You might have noticed when you do a search for something, YouTube is one of the first things come up on your search results. People like visuals these days over plain boring text. A quick five minute video can cover the entire topic in a much entertaining way than a long article.
You can either copy the embed code and put it in your post or use a WordPress Video lightbox plugin to do this for you.
More and more people are adding videos to their websites. Videos can be informative, humorous, and instructive depending on the purpose of your site. You can create your own video or you might find a video on YouTube related to your cause and want to share that with your readers.
There are many easy ways to add video to WordPress site. Most popular way to add video to WordPress site is embedding the videos from other sites. YouTube, Google Video, MetaCafe, Vimeo offers “embedding” code that allows you to display video to your WordPress blog. There is two ways you can embed YouTube in wordpress site. You can either copy the embed code and put it in your post or use a WordPress Video lightbox plugin to do this for you.
I have found a good video clip on YouTube that shows how to embed a YouTube video in a WordPress Post without using a WordPress Video Plugin.
Now look at the same video below which has been embedded by using a WordPress Video Plugin.
You can easily see the difference in the Video presentation. WordPress Video Plugin displays videos in a very fancy way and looks very neat. Sorry for the “BIG PLAY ICON” but you can have any image you want.
The video plugin I used is called WordPress video Lightbox. When you open the video the display panel expands and makes the background darker to give the viewer a pleasant viewing experience. WordPress Video Lightbox plugin allows you to embed videos from YouTube, Vimeo, iFrame and also display images, flash on your post, article or WordPress site in a lightbox overlay. The embedded videos by Video Lightbox plugin can be viewed on iPhone and iPad too.
How to Install WordPress Video Lightbox plugin