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How to Easily Embed Videos in WordPress Blog Posts

Are you looking to add videos to your site on WordPress? Videos help draw attention to your site and are a great way to boost user engagement on posts and pages when placed there. These videos can take up a large amount of space if you upload them directly which is why we recommend embedding them. In this video, we will show you how to easily embed videos in WordPress.

WordPress comes with an auto-embed feature to make embedding videos on your site a simple process. For YouTube, you would start by going to the video you are wanting to embed and copying the URL in the address bar. Log in and edit the post that you would like the video embedded on and paste the URL there.

Your WordPress site should automatically change the link into a video in your editor and you should be able to move it as you would be able to move text. WordPress allows you to embed more than just videos from YouTube such as embedding tweets from twitter.

For embedding tweets from twitter you would want to go to where the tweet is located and if it is on a page you would want to click the drop-down arrow for the specific tweet and copy the link to the tweet. Go back to the post or page you are editing and paste the link there. Just as with the Youtube link it should automatically transform the link into an embed in your editor.

Instagram works using the same method where you visit the post directly and copy the URL on the page. When you paste it into your WordPress post editor and your site will attempt to transform it into an embed similar to YouTube and Twitter.

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Comments ( 23 )

  1. which version were you using? I have an embedded issue on my site. please help

  2. Ik I'm late but this is a great info video thx a lot!

  3. Thanks, good video. I was having moment where my mind had gone blank and I couldn't think how to do this! All sorted now and video live on a blog post –

  4. Hello thank you for your videos…. question I do a lot of livestreaming on to facebook … when I embed the facebook livestream on to my website whether it be a page or a blogpost … the views that are made on the website or blog post .. do they get counted into the overall number of views for the facebook livestream count ?

  5. great way and helpful tutorial!?

  6. How to set sounds mute please? I tried parameter volume=0 but it does not works!

  7. I added my you tube video/link into my blog and it does show up, however on the blog page with previews of all blogs, it doesn't show the video. What can I do to make it show in the preview?

  8. Hey Man please help me. I have a problem that is i am unable to post a video which i have selected to my PC. After updating the video is not showing in my wordpress website even at Local host. Title works but video would be showed after clicking on that particular title rather i want the video to be shown right after the title in wordpress website. Please help !!

  9. Any plugin is need to embeded videos

  10. I am making a course that I want to sell. I have a plugin for course structure. I don't know where to put my videos. I don't want them public on YouTube. What do I do?

  11. can we embed youtube videos which is not ours, just as a source??

  12. Is there any way to upload your own video (that isn't on youtube)? I have a video that's saved on my computer that I would like to add to my blog.

  13. Does this work for live streams on youtube too?

  14. Well the question should be how to embed without affecting load time at all????

  15. Great but how to remove those black bars at top and bottom


  17. I just made a new account with adsense they r asking me to post some code on my wordpress site…how to di that…pls make a video on that

  18. after embedding the image is quite large. is there a way to make the image smaller, and add side by side rather than top/bottom?

  19. And what about the "responsiveness"?

  20. Thanks . Will sure implement this way on my website.

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