Embeding Videos in WordPress

I’ve been learning a lot since moving to WordPress. Some things are easy, some take longer to learn. Like embedding videos.


I like to post videos. Especially on Sunday’s. So I set out to learn how to do this. It’s complicated in WordPress. You can’t just take the embed code from places like YouTube and place the code in a post like on Blogger.


There are plugins available that are supposed to help. I tried one, and it wouldn’t work for me. So after some more searching, and reading lots of comments, here’s what I learned.


How to Embed a Video in WordPress

Click on:




auto-emeds – check  “When possible, embed the media content from a URL directly onto the page.”

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Then in your post,   in HTML tab, (not visual tab)   place the URL   (not the embed code)   for the video you want in your post.  No extra html code needed, just the URL

Publish post as usual


It worked for me. Let me know if you try it and it works for you!

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