How-To Easily Embed Videos in WordPress Posts

A 2 minute video adds life to your website. When I started using WordPress several years ago,  I had to use the embed code from the video site or use a plugin to embed the videos properly. Now adding video is easy-peasy!

Easily Embed Videos in WordPress Posts

All you need to do is paste the video URL into the content area. Make sure the URL is on it’s own line and not clickable (hyperlinked). For example:

Here is how you can get started with Google Analytics:

Wasn’t that super easy.

What are the White-Listed Providers?

  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • DailyMotion
  • Flickr (both videos and images)
  • Viddler
  • Hulu
  • Qik
  • Revision3
  • Scribd
  • Photobucket
  • PollDaddy
  • Google Video
  • (only VideoPress-type videos for the time being)
  • SmugMug (WordPress 3.0+)
  • (WordPress 3.0+)

If your videos or other media are uploaded on one of these sites, then WordPress will automatically embed. Otherwise, you have to post the embed code manually.

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