How to easily embed a video in a WordPress post or page

Valerie Rind was interviewed by the Huffington Post. That's awesome! The video was released to the public and Valerie wanted to know how to put it on her blog. WordPress makes this very easy to do for YouTube videos but what about other services? Once you know what to do it's easier than you think. Here is how to easily embed a video in a WordPress post or page.

It's so easy that I show you how from the front seat of my car!

Embedding YouTube and Vimeo videos

WordPress performs it magic voodoo when it comes to embedding YouTube or Vimeo videos. Simply copy the “Share” link from the YouTube of Vimeo video and paste it into your WordPress blog post.

How to embed a YouTube video in a WordPress blog post

How to share a YouTube video in a blog post

How to embed an On.AOL video on your website

Embedding an On.AOL video in a WordPress blogpost or page isn't as easy. This might change in the future but it takes a couple extra steps with HTML code. Don't worry, you aren't programming or messing with CSS stuff here – it's still as simple as copy and paste:

  1. How to embed video HTML in a WordPress postFind the Embed code in the Share options (located in the lower right hand side of the video player)
  2. Copy the Embed code
  3. Click the Text tab on your WordPress blog post or page (see photo)
  4. Paste the video embed code
  5. Click Save Draft or Publish

That's it. You should see the video on your website and click to play.

Whey embedding video is better than hosting on your own website

It is important to note that Valerie didn't need to have the actual video file for her website. The video will remain stored on the original website and you make it easy for your readers/viewers to watch it without leaving your website.

This saves your website valuable storage space and, more importantly, less data to download from your server to the millions of people who want to watch your video.

For an example of this, check out where Valerie put the video of her interview “When Family & Money Don't Mix“.

Do you want to know more about putting video on your blog?

Have you thought about putting video your website? It's easy and becoming more popular every single day. Contact me for help putting your face or your voice on your blog.

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  • Jared Easley

    December 21, 2013

    Thank you Steve. Do you recommend Vimeo pro?


      December 21, 2013

      I have not used Vimeo Pro yet, just the free version but I am considering it. Dustin Hartzler uses it – so there’s a powerful testimony!

      But I am thinking about Wistia for a digital course I will be launching around March. They have some REALLY cool tools and a very easy-to-use interface. It costs quite a bit more, the lowest plan is $240 a year vs $60 for Vimeo, but paying for quality and an easy-to-use interface is worth it for me!

      What are you thinking about using Vimeo Pro for?

  • CLoo

    December 9, 2014

    Thanks!! I was struggling to embed a HuffPost video, this was a great help.

  • google

    October 16, 2016

    Everything said made a bunch of sense. However, think about
    this, suppose you added a little content? I mean, I don’t want to tell you
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    Just my opinion, it might make your website a little livelier.