How To Embed A Video On WordPress

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Do you wish to embed a video on WordPress but don’t know how? This guide features various methods to embed a video on WordPress.

Precisely, you will learn three ways to perform this task in this guide. Hence, the first section will teach you how to embed a video on WordPress via the WordPress media library.

The second section, on the other hand, teaches how to embed a video directly into a WordPress post/page using the Video block. Meanwhile, in the third section, you will learn how to perform this task using a URL.

Aside from all that, you will also find an FAQ section in this guide. In that section, I will provide answers to some of the most asked questions regarding this guide’s topic.

Embed A Video On WordPress Via WordPress Media Library

One method to embed a video on WordPress is through the WordPress media library. However, you need to first upload the video to the WordPress media library before embedding it to a post or page.

Thus, in the first sub-section below, you will learn how to upload a video to the WordPress media library. Afterward, I will provide steps to embed the uploaded video into a WordPress post/page in the second sub-section.

How To Upload A Video To WordPress Media Library

  1. Access the backend of your WordPress website using an admin account. Then, hover your mouse cursor on Media on the left pane of the backend and select Add New.
  1. Following that, click the Select Files button in the dotted box under Upload New Media.

You can also drag and drop your preferred video in the dotted box to upload.

Embed A Video On WordPress Via WordPress Media Library
  1. In the Open window, go to the location you saved the video you want to upload, select the video, and click the Open button. For instance, I want to upload the “Training” video, as shown in the screenshot below.
  1. Consequently, your selected video should be uploaded to the WordPress media library.

You should know that the maximum upload file size that WordPress supports is 192 MB.

Embed A Video On WordPress Via WordPress Media Library

How To Embed Video Uploaded To WordPress Media Library Into A Post/Page

  1. Log in to the WordPress backend with admin access, then open the page/post to which you want to embed the video. Basically, click Posts or Pages on the WordPress backend’s left pane and select the title of your desired post or page.
  1. When the page/post opens, click the Add block button in the area of the post or page you want to embed the video. Next, input “video” in the search field and select Video from the search results.
Embed A Video On WordPress Via WordPress Media Library
  1. Consequently, the video block should activate. Hence, click the Media Library button.
  1. After doing that, left-click the video you want to embed, then click the blue Select button.
Embed A Video On WordPress Via WordPress Media Library

Embed A Video On WordPress Using The Video Block

Interestingly, you can also embed a video directly to a page/post on WordPress using the Video block. The step-by-step procedures provided below demonstrate how to accomplish that.

  1. Access the WordPress backend with an administrator account and open the post/page to which you want to embed the video. Practically, click Posts or Pages on the WordPress backend’s left pane, then select the title of your preferred post or page.
Embed A Video On WordPress Using The Video Block
  1. Afterward, click the Add block button in the area of the post/page you want to embed the video. Next, type “video” in the search field and select Video from the search results.
  1. After doing that, click the blue Upload button in the File block. Thus, the Open window should automatically open.
Embed A Video On WordPress Using The Video Block
  1. In the Open window, go to the location where the video you want to embed is stored, select the video, and click the Open button. Once again, I embed the “Training” video for this demonstration.

Embed A Video On WordPress Using URL

Embed A Video On WordPress Using URL

You can also embed a video from video-sharing platforms like YouTube and Vimeo on WordPress by entering the video’s source URL. In order to accomplish that, follow the subsequent steps below.

  1. First, open your preferred video-sharing platform on your browser – I will be using YouTube for this demonstration. Then, copy the URL of the video you want to embed – the URL is usually located at the address bar of your web browser.
  1. Next, log into your WordPress backend with an admin account, then open the post/page to which you want to embed the video. Basically, click Posts or Pages on the WordPress backend’s left pane and select the title of your preferred post/page.
Embed A Video On WordPress Using URL
  1. Following that, click the Add icon button in the area of the WordPress post/page you want to embed the video. Then, input “video” in the search field and select Video from the search result.
  1. In the Video block, click the Insert from URL button, then paste the URL of the video you wish to embed in the input field. Finally, press the enter key on your keyboard, and the video will be embedded in your WordPress post/page.
Embed A Video On WordPress Using URL

Frequently Asked Questions About Embedding A Video On WordPress

1. Can I Embed A YouTube Video In WordPress?

Yes, you can embed a YouTube video in a WordPress page or post.

2. How Do I Embed An MP4 Into WordPress?

a) Access the WordPress backend with an administrator account and open the page/post to which you want to embed the MP4.
b) Afterward, click the Add block button in the area of the post/page you want to embed the MP4.
c) Next, type “video” in the search field and select Video from the search results.
d) Subsequently, click the blue Upload button in the File block.
e) In the Open window, navigate to the location of the MP4 you want to embed, select the MP4, and click the Open button.

3. Can You Embed Video On WordPress For Free?

Absolutely! Embedding videos on WordPress is totally free.

4. What Is The Best Format For Video On WordPress?

The best format for video on WordPress is MP4. MP4 is a widespread video format that is supported by most devices and browsers.

5. When Was WordPress Released?

WordPress is a popular content management system that was released on May 27, 2003.

My Final Thoughts About Embedding A Video On WordPress

My Final Thoughts About Embedding A Video On WordPress

Embedding a video on your WordPress post/page is a way of enriching the value of your website. Fortunately, this guide demonstrated various methods to embed a video on WordPress.

To be specific, we learned how to execute this task through the WordPress media library. This comprehensive guide also taught us how to embed a video directly into a WordPress post/page using the Video block.

That’s not all; a method that involves embedding a video on WordPress using a URL was also provided in this guide.

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References And Further Reading

  1. wordpress.com – 3 Easy Ways to Embed a Video on a WordPress Page or Post
  2. Itechguides Community Forum

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