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How do I embed a YouTube video into a Drupal page?

Embedding a YouTube video in a web page consists of two basic steps:

  1. Locate the video on YouTube and use Share functionality to get its URL or embed code.
  2. Upload the video to Drupal and embed it in a page.

Locate the Video and Get Its URL or Embed Code

Head to and find the video you want to embed. PSU's official YouTube channel is at, but you can use a video from another channel as long as you have rights to the material.

Click the Share link and copy the URL that YouTube provides. Alternatively, click the Embed link and choose from among the customizations. When finished, copy the embed code that YouTube provides.

Upload and Embed the Video

If you haven't already logged in to your Drupal site, do so now. Locate the page you want to edit and click the Edit tab.

Place the cursor in the page body where you want the video to appear and click the Add Media buttonthe 'add media' button.

overlay screen with the 'web' tab activeWhen the overlay screen appears, click the Web tab and paste the URL or embed code you copied from YouTube into the URL or Embed Code field.

Click the Submit button. A virtual copy of the video uploads to your site's file library and the video is embedded in the page where the cursor was.

Save the page.


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