Wednesday, July 25, 2007

How to Embed a Video in WordPress and Google Blogger

If you have been using Wordpress or Blogger to host your blog, you might be wondering how to embed a video in your post. I know I have been! Well, thanks to what else, a YouTube video, I found the answer. It isn't hard, but I just didn't know.

Essentially, you just copy and paste the code next to the "embed" tag that is part of the information listed for each YouTube video while viewing your post using the "Code" tab (not the "Visual" tab). This worked for me and I didn't need to do anything.

It is the same in Google Blogger except you go to the Edit HTML tab to add the code instead of the Code tab.

Actually, the video didn't really help me except to point me to the 'embed' code and then it was obvious that it needed added to the Code section (or Edit HTML section in Blogger). And it was even more obvious when I tried it again and forgot to go to the Code first and it just displayed the code as text (as you would expect).

~Susie

2 comments:

thehostess said...

Will that work with videos from other sites?...say Comedy Central? I'm on wordpress.com and can embed Youtube videos, but had trouble (even using the embed tag) for one from Comedy Central.

Susan Mellott said...

Yes, it did work for me with other sites. Maybe not all of them, but several of them.