How To Upload Videos To WordPress Without YouTube

Upload A Video To WordPress Without YouTube

In my post, I show you how to load a video to WordPress without YouTube, step by step.

I don’t recommend uploading videos directly to your site because videos are large files and use up server resources.

Let’s upload a video to WordPress.

Step One – Create A Video WordPress Block

Click the + icon on the right or top left.

Create a new block

Type Video into the search box. Click on the Video icon.

Create a video block

Now you have a video block in your blog post.

Video block

Step Two – Upload A Video To WordPress

Click Upload.

Select upload

Select your video, and click Open.

Select your video

Now your video is uploaded to your blog post.

There are features on the right you use to enable or disable settings.

Now your video is uploaded to your blog post

How To Add A Video To A WordPress Widget

Hover your mouse over Appearance and click Widgets.

Select widgets

Next, drag the Video widget to the Sidebar.

Drag the video widget to the sidebar

Give the widget a title and select Add Video.

Open the Upload Files tab, choose your video, and click Open.

Upload your video

Before adding your video to the widget, complete the title, and click Add To Widget.

Video title tag

Click Save.

Save your widget

Now you have added a video to a WordPress widget.

Video in a WordPress widget

What Is This File Exceeds The Maximum Upload Size For This Site On WordPress?

Your hosting company sets file upload limits on your account.

You get an error message when you upload a file that exceeds this limit.

Upload error message

To find the maximum file upload limit, hover your mouse over Media and select Add New.

Select add new

The file upload limit for your site is on the left.

File upload limit

The maximum upload file size for this site is 2 MB. This limit is too low if you want to upload videos to your site.

An alternative is to embed videos from YouTube.


To add a video to WordPress without YouTube, create a video block, select your video, and upload it to your blog post.

Hosting companies set file upload limits to hosting accounts. When your video file exceeds this limit, you get an error message.

The better option is to embed videos from a third-party site like YouTube.

All you need is the URL of the video you want to use. Embedding videos don’t use server resources.

I hope you found my article informative. If you have questions, please leave them below.



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