How do I embed videos, images and other content onto my website?

How do I embed videos, images and other content onto my website?

There are various ways to add videos and other content onto your website pages. One easy way to add videos is through embedding.

The advantage of embedding is that when you embed an image or video, you don’t have to upload a file to your site. In simple terms, embedding allows you to create a link to the required file from within your own page. WordPress is able to automatically embed files from a number of different services, listed at the end of this blog.

How to Add a Video or Embed Content:

  1. To embed something into your post or page, simply paste the URL into your content area.
  2. Make sure that the URL is on its own line and not hyperlinked.

When embedding content in this manner (as opposed to using the embed shortcode mentioned below), your URL will change to show a preview of that content.

For example, when embedding a video from YouTube, after pasting the URL to the editor, it will magically change to show the actual video content, right there in the editor.

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If you’d like to specify the video’s width and height, you can wrap the URL in the

</code> <a title=”Learn about Shortcodes on the WordPress Codex” href=”http://codex.wordpress.org/Shortcode_API” target=”_blank”>shortcode</a>. Embedding your link using this shortcode does not require the URL to be on its own line. The format for using the shortcode is:

<code> url

WordPress will automatically embed content from the following sites:

  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • Animoto
  • tv
  • CollegeHumor
  • DailyMotion
  • Flickr
  • com
  • Hulu
  • Imgur
  • Instagram
  • Isuu
  • com
  • MixCloud
  • Photobucket
  • Polldaddy
  • Rdio
  • Revision3
  • Scribd
  • SlideShare
  • SmugMug
  • SoundCloud
  • Spotify
  • TED

We hope you found this helpful and that we’ve helped you make your website even more engaging to your customers.

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