How to Upload Videos in WordPress Blog Posts?

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Inserting videos in websites makes them more engaging and help users to understand the topic easily. Are you facing problems in embedding videos on your WordPress site? Let’s check out how to embed videos in WordPress in this blog.

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Embed Videos in WordPress Blog Posts

The auto-embeds is an impressive feature which comes with WordPress. WordPress gets the embed code automatically for different videos from popular video hosting sites like YouTube, Vimeo, etc.

Just paste the video URL into the post editor. Check that the URL is on its line and not clickable.

WordPress will directly fetch the embed code and show the video inside post editor if you use the visual editor.

Just save your post and click on the preview button and you will see video embedded in a blog post.

Videos from a few white-listed service providers can be auto integrated by WordPress. For further websites, you should get an embed code and then paste it in your blog posts.

This is the list of white-listed service providers for auto embeds in WordPress.

  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • Imgur
  • Instagram
  • Photobucket
  • Reddit
  • SlideShare
  • SoundCloud
  • Spotify
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • Vine
  • YouTube

And there are some more white-listed service providers which you can find on the internet.

Why should you not upload videos on your WordPress blog?
You can upload them, but we do not recommend you do that. Videos take a lot of server resource, and smaller blogs are on shared hosting accounts.

Your site will likely crash if your video gets a lot of traffic. You will also miss the taffic from YouTube users. We strongly recommend our readers to prefer a third-party site such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc. to upload your videos on the blog.