The Easiest Way to Embed Videos in WordPress

Adding videos to your WordPress blog adds a bit of new life. We all have our preference for receiving content, whether written, video or audio. A short video can certainly make your blog stand out, however. Here’s a quick guide to help you embed videos within your WordPress blog posts.

How to Add Videos to Your WordPress Blog

After you find the video you want to embed into your WordPress blog, the process of doing it is very simple. Just paste the URL into the content area.

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It doesn’t matter if you add the link to the “visual” or “text” editor. It will still show up where you place it within your content. However, make sure the video URL isn’t hyperlinked or clickable.

Who are the White-Listed Video Providers?

If you want to add videos to your WordPress website, you will need to use the white-listed providers. Of course, you can still use your own videos, but it’s better to upload them to an account with one of the following providers first.

  • YouTube
  • Hulu
  • Revision3
  • Scribd
  • DailyMotion
  • Vimeo
  • Flickr
  • blip.tv
  • Google Video
  • PollDaddy
  • Photobucket
  • Qik
  • SmugMug
  • FunnyOrDiel.com
  • WordPress.tv

All of these videos will automatically embed when you paste the URL into the post editor.

What Should You do if You Plan to Upload a Large Amount of Videos?

Videos take up quite a bit of space and if you plan to upload hundreds or thousands of them, you may need to upgrade our hosting. Shared hosting accounts are great, but if you use too many videos, you may reach a limit with your hosting company. If this happens, a VPS or dedicated hosting account may be necessary.

We recommend that you use YouTube for all your videos first. This will allow you to host the video outside of your actually hosting account. You will save space doing this and you won’t have to worry about using up all the server resources of your shared hosting account.

Now you know how to embed a video into your WordPress post. It’s a good idea to use both videos and written content. This helps with SEO and with the different types of visitors coming to your website.

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