Embed Videos

EMBED videos in WordPress from sites like YouTube, Vimeo and more. Find out how by watching this concise video tutorial which takes you through all the steps.

WordPress lets you embed videos from sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr and more. To embed a video in your post, simply copy and paste the video URL and put it on its own line.

WordPress will automatically recognize what it is and format the video into your post. If you want to include a video next to a line of text, you’re going to have to write a short expression: in front of the URL type and open square bracket followed by the word ’embed’ and close it with another square bracket.

On the other end of the link type and open square bracket, forward slash ’embed’ and then close it with another bracket. This tells WordPress that it’s a video and not some random text.

Some sites have customizable embed tags that give you more control over how the link is shown in your post. Copy this and go to the text tab in your editor and paste the code where you would like the content to be seen. When you are done, hit Preview to preview the post. Click Update or Publish to finalize your posts and make it public.