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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 copy its URL.
  2. Upload the video to Drupal and embed it in a page.

Locate the video and copy its URL

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 button below the video player and copy the URL that YouTube provides.

Note that you can click the Options button (below the URL) prior to copying the URL to make specific selections related to the video. Alternatively, you can click the Embed button and make specific selections, then copy the 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 embed the video into and click the Edit tab.

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

When the overlay screen appears, click the Web tab and paste the URL 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.