Embed videos in WordPress
Images, audio, and video make the web rich. Videos bring life to your website and they are a great way to boost user engagement on your site. It’s super easy to embed videos into your WordPress site. In this article, we will show you how to easily embed videos in WordPress.
WordPress comes with a great feature called auto-embeds. It allows WordPress to automatically get the embed code for video from popular video hosting sites like YouTube, Vimeo, etc…To embed a video or another object into a post or page, place its URL into the content area. Make sure the URL is on its own line and not hyperlinked (clickable when viewing the post). WordPress will automatically turn the URL into a YouTube embed and provide a live preview in the visual editor.
What Sites Can I Embed From?
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 in your blog posts.
Here is a list of white-listed service providers for auto embeds in WordPress:
- Loa Deck
- WordPress plugin directory
Why can’t I upload the videos to my WordPress?
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.