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How to add video in wordpress blog

wordpress logoIn my earlier post about self destructing tweets you can see a youtube video of Tom Cruise from the movie Mission Impossible. Yeah, that sure was an awesome movie!

Or in the post about Internet time travel you can see a vimeo video of data storage.

Now if you want to add such videos to your wordpress blog, you can do it very easily. Just follow these simple steps and you will be on your way.

How to add video in wordpress from Youtube

1. Go to the youtube website and choose the video you want to embed in your blog.

2. Just below the video, click on the ‘Share‘ tab.

Add video - share

3. In the new window, click on ‘Embed‘ link. Copy the entire code in the window shown below.

Add video - embed

4. You can set various options like setting the video size and using a secure link.

Some of the websites only support the old embed code. In such a case, you should check the ‘Use old embed code‘ check box. You     can see the code change in the window. Copy this code.

add video - old embed code

5. Now log in to your wordpress blog. Click on the post where you want to add this video.

6. Click on ‘Text‘ tab.

Add video - Text

7. Go to the exact section where you want to add video. Paste the copied code here.

Add video - Code

8. Save the post and test it out. You will see your video right inside your post!

Add video - youtube

How to add video in wordpress from Vimeo

1. Go to the Vimeo website and choose the video you want to embed in your blog.

2. In the upper right corner of the video, click on the ‘Share‘ button.

Add video - vimeo share

3. A dialogue box will open. Copy the code under the ‘Embed‘ section.

Add video - vimeo embed

4. If you want to customize your video options, click on the ‘Show Options‘ button. Here you can change the display size on your blog or change the behavior of the Vimeo player.

Add video - options

5. Now log in to your wordpress blog. Click on the post where you want to add this video.

6. Click on ‘Text‘ tab, go to the exact section where you want to add video and paste the copied code here.

Add video - vimeo code

7. Save the post and test it out. You will see your video right inside your post!

Add video - Vimeo

Now you are ready to add video from either Youtube or Vimeo to your wordpress blog!

 

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