How to Insert a YouTube Video Into a WordPress Blog So It Doesn't Disappear Later (with video demo)

In later updates of WordPress, my videos started disappearing if I made a change to the post before or after I published it. I’ve recorded the demo below to show you how to insert a video and keep this from happening.

First, make sure you’re using the latest version of WordPress and install the Tiny MCE Advanced plugin.

Next, open the video on YouTube, right-click on it, and click Copy video URL (do not use the URL in the browser address bar). With the video URL copied, go back to your blog post, click the Insert/edit embedded media toolbar button that’s part of the Tiny MCE Advanced plugin toolbar (not the button under the Permalink). 

Check out my video demo below for complete instructions.

Please leave a comment or any other method you’ve found that works.