How To Change The Size of YouTube Video For WordPress

How to Change the Size of YouTube Video

Have you ever wondered how to change the size of YouTube video on the website you are working on? It’s relatively easy, follow our 10 step guide below and you’ll have the video properly sized in no time. The videos are changed in pixels, with 4 default size settings: 560 X 315, 640 X 360, 853 X 480, 1280 X 720 and an option to set a custom size. The custom size allows a width specification and then automatically adds the proper height ratio.

Here are the instructions to change the size of YouTube video:

1. Go to the YouTube page
2. Click on the “Share” button (right next to the “About” button)
3. Click on the “Embed” button (middle option)
4. Change the size of the video with the drop down menu (300 is small – 800 is big)
5. Copy all the code in the box to the clipboard (highlight in blue and right click, choose “Copy”)
6. Go to web page and click in the spot that the new video is supposed to go in
7. If you are in WordPress, make sure that you are in the “Text” side of the editor and not the “Visual” side (check the tabs on the upper right corner)
8. Paste in the video code (control + v)
9. Click the blue “Update” button
10. Go to the website to view the new video

Change video size on a YouTube video

Written by: Jophiel Silvestrone

Jophiel Silvestrone has written 296 posts in the Tech Blog.

Jophiel grew up on a ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana near Chico Hot Springs. Working on the ranch instilled work ethic and self motivation. Filled with this drive, Jophiel started mowing the local school's yards twice a month throughout the summers, at the age of 12. He moved to Billings in 2004, where he has been deeply involved in the local business community ever since. A serial entrepreneur, Jophiel has ran multiple businesses in our local community. The first business, a janitorial and carpet cleaning company, founded in 2005, has employed over 50 locals. Moving on to the media industry, Jophiel and several partners founded Green Directory Montana in the spring of 2007. Green Directory's sustainability ranking software awarded points based on sustainable or "green" actions. These points counted towards a business's total "Green Score," which in turn ranked them against other businesses in their category and throughout the entire site. It also featured a limited edition print version distributed annually. A business acquisition allowed Jophiel to focus on new projects, and a few close business colleagues and Jophiel started Rocky Mountain Mr. & Ms. Magazine, a lifestyle publication for men and women in the Magic City. After a year and a half at the helm of RM3 Magazine, the business was purchased. He now runs a web development company SkyPoint Studios and fathers his son Jaoquin, who plays football, basketball, soccer, and is learning snowboarding from his dad. Recently, has expanded to locations in Havasu, Arizona & Vegas. SkyPoint Studios is a market leader in both Billings & Havasu and Jophiel is working on building that same level of market dominance in Vegas. Specialties: Extensive experience in online and offline business. Especially savvy at WordPress, and operate several sites, one example is the blog: Check out for the latest projects from SkyPoint Studios.