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How To Easily Embed Videos In WordPress Blog Posts

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Do you want to easily embed videos in WordPress Blog Posts?

Videos bring life to your website and they are a great way to boost user engagement on your site. In this article, we will show you how to easily embed videos in WordPress blog posts.

It’s super easy to embed videos in WordPress blog posts, images, tweets, audio, and other content on your WordPress site.

WordPress comes with a great feature called auto-embeds. It allows WordPress to automatically get embed.

To embed a video or another object into a post or page, place its URL into the post editor. Make sure the URL is on its own line and not hyperlinked (clickable when viewing the post).

For example:

 

Check out this cool video:

http://www.youtube.com/watchv=dQw4w9WgXcQ111

That was a cool video.




WordPress will automatically turn the URL into a YouTube embed and provide a live preview in the visual editor.

Embed Videos In WordPress Blog Posts

You can now save your post and click on the preview button to see the video embed in your blog post.

WordPress can only do auto-embeds for few white-listed service providers. For other websites, you will still have to obtain an embed code and then paste it into your blog posts.

Here is a list of white-listed service providers for auto embeds in WordPress.

  • Animoto
  • Blip
  • Cloudup
  • CollegeHumor
  • DailyMotion
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • FunnyOrDie.com
  • Hulu
  • Imgur
  • Instagram
  • Issuu
  • Kickstarter
  • Meetup.com
  • Mixcloud
  • Photobucket
  • PollDaddy
  • Reddit
  • ReverbNation
  • Scribd
  • SlideShare
  • SmugMug
  • SoundCloud
  • Speaker Deck
  • Spotify
  • TED
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter
  • VideoPress
  • Vimeo
  • Vine
  • WordPress plugin directory
  • WordPress.tv
  • YouTube

Why Shouldn’t you upload the videos to your WordPress Blog Posts?

Well, you can, but we do not recommend you to do so. Most smaller blogs are on shared-hosting accounts and videos take a lot of server resource.

If your video got tons of traffic, then your site is more likely to crash. Secondly, you are missing out the traffic from YouTube users. We recommend that you pick a third party site such as Youtube, Vimeo etc to upload your videos.

 

What am I missing here? Let me know in the comments and I’ll add it in!

You can also check out our post on How to embed YouTube videos into Widgets 

 

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