How To: Add videos in WordPress without the <embed> tag.

It’s so difficult to add video from YouTube and other popular video sharing websites, to our blog post. Copying full source code ( written inside the <embed> </embed> tag) of videos into post, Oh it’s so confusing also boring….

Is it possible to add videos without the <embed> tag?. Yeah it’s possible. How?.

How To Add videos in WordPress without the <embed> tag.

From WordPress 2.9 there is no need to insert videos with the <embed> tag. You just simply need to drop the video URL in your WordPress blog post. It’s so simple. isn’t it?. Yeah it is. Thanks to the support of oEmbed

For an example I’m going to show you how to add a YouTube video without <embed> tag. Take a look.

Step 1: Enable Auto-embeds feature

Go to your Media Settings page on WordPress admin setting section. Make sure, the Auto-embeds feature is enable. If it is not enabled, please enable it.

Step 2: Copy video URL

now go to and copy the URL of the video, that you want to include in your post.

Step 3: Paste video URL

Paste the URL of the video directly into your blog post and save it.
Now it’s done. Preview it, you can see the video in your post.

What Sites Can I Embed From?

You can use all of these sites:

  1. YouTube(only public videos – “unlisted” and “private” videos will not embed)
  2. Vimeo
  3. DailyMotion
  5. Flickr (both videos and images)
  6. Viddler
  7. Hulu
  8. Qik
  9. Revision3
  10. Scribd
  11. Photobucket
  12. PollDaddy
  13. Google Video
  14. (only VideoPress-type videos for the time being)
  15. SmugMug