Valerie Rind was interviewed by the Huffington Post. That's awesome! The video was released to the public and Valerie wanted to know how to put it on her blog. WordPress makes this very easy to do for YouTube videos but what about other services? Once you know what to do it's easier than you think. Here is how to easily embed a video in a WordPress post or page.
It's so easy that I show you how from the front seat of my car!
Embedding YouTube and Vimeo videos
WordPress performs it magic voodoo when it comes to embedding YouTube or Vimeo videos. Simply copy the “Share” link from the YouTube of Vimeo video and paste it into your WordPress blog post.
How to embed an On.AOL video on your website
Embedding an On.AOL video in a WordPress blogpost or page isn't as easy. This might change in the future but it takes a couple extra steps with HTML code. Don't worry, you aren't programming or messing with CSS stuff here – it's still as simple as copy and paste:
- Find the Embed code in the Share options (located in the lower right hand side of the video player)
- Copy the Embed code
- Click the Text tab on your WordPress blog post or page (see photo)
- Paste the video embed code
- Click Save Draft or Publish
That's it. You should see the video on your website and click to play.
Whey embedding video is better than hosting on your own website
It is important to note that Valerie didn't need to have the actual video file for her website. The video will remain stored on the original website and you make it easy for your readers/viewers to watch it without leaving your website.
This saves your website valuable storage space and, more importantly, less data to download from your server to the millions of people who want to watch your video.
For an example of this, check out where Valerie put the video of her interview “When Family & Money Don't Mix“.
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