Ever thought about adding videos to your WordPress blog posts and thought it was a hectic task to upload all those bulky files? Well, there is a very easy way to embed videos in WordPress blog posts. Videos are actually a great way to bring life to your website and boost the user engagement.
For those who are wondering why you need to embed the videos instead of uploading them by yourself, sure you can upload them but mostly, smaller blogs are on shared-hosting accounts and videos take a lot of server resource. If your video got tons of traffic, then your website is more likely to crash. This is why embedding videos in your blog posts are recommended than uploading them.
So let’s learn how you can easily embed videos in WordPress blog posts and make your content more interesting and engaging.
Embed Videos in WordPress Blog Posts
WordPress beginners might not know about the great feature in WordPress that lets you automatically get the embed code for videos from popular video hosting sites like YouTube, Vimeo, etc. This awesome feature is called auto-embeds.
To embed videos in WordPress blog posts, all you need to do is paste the video URL into the post editor. You just need to make sure that the URL is on its own line and not clickable or hyperlinked.
If you are using the visual editor in your WordPress dashboard, then WordPress will automatically fetch the embed code in no time and display the video inside post editor.
You can save your post after that and click on the ‘Preview’ button to see the embedded video in your WordPress blog post.
Note that WordPress can only do auto-embeds for few white-listed service providers. If you are not being able to embed videos in WordPress blog posts from certain websites, then we recommend you to obtain an embed code, then paste it in your blog posts. This will do the job for you.
And that is it. That is all you need to do to embed videos in WordPress blog posts. Wasn’t that an easy task? Yes, indeed. So go ahead, add videos to your blog posts and make them more interesting.