These steps are taken from the larger tutorial on embedding video in blogs or websites. They’re repeated here purely for those who need a quick reminder on how to put YouTube and other video in their WordPress blog.
Embedding a YouTube video in WordPress
To put a YouTube video on your page you need to use the shorthand
[youtube=”URL”] (without the quote marks)
For example, [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iv69kB_e9KY&feature=player_embedded]
You get the URL one of two ways
1: If you get the video from YouTube itself, copy the URL from the browser address bar
2: If you get the video from someone else’s site, copy the URL (not the “embed code”) from the mini console that appears either at the end of the video, or when you click on the large arrow on the bottom right of the video while it is playing.
Using other video sites
Of course Youtube isn’t the only site out there that provides video. Vimeo, which we use for Design Studies (as it allows longer videos and isn’t full of piano-playing cats) is a very good source of design-related videos. It too has “embed” codes and, as with YouTube, WordPress requires you to use a short code:
e.g. [vimeo http://vimeo.com/13794713] or you can just add the numbers at the end of the URL, [vimeo 13794713]. This would embed the video in the image above.