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How to Easily Add Videos in Blog Posts

Videos add a new dimension to your blog posts. There are many things you will much better understand in a short video instead of thousand words.
This video will show you how to easily embed third-party videos in your wordpress blog posts.

First of all, you upload your video on YouTube or another video hosting providers.

Then, all you need to do is paste the video URL (web address) into the content area. All you need to make sure that the URL is on it’s own line and not clickable (hyperlinked).

What are the White-Listed Providers?

  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • DailyMotion
  • Flickr (both videos and images)
  • Viddler
  • Hulu
  • Qik
  • Revision3
  • Scribd
  • Photobucket
  • PollDaddy
  • Google Video
  • (only VideoPress-type videos for the time being)
  • SmugMug (WordPress 3.0+)
  • (WordPress 3.0+)

If you upload your videos or other media on one of these sites, then WordPress will automatically embed. Otherwise, you would have to post the embed code manually.

Why can’t I upload the videos to my WordPress?

Well you can, but we do not recommend you to do so. On our shared-hosting accounts videos take a lot of server resource and if your video got tons of traffic, your site is more likely to crash. Secondly, you are missing out the traffic from YouTube users. We highly recommend that you pick a third party site such as Youtube, Vimeo etc to upload your videos.

We hope this post is of help to you.

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