Embed vimeo and youtube on wordpress.com

A very quick how-to on how to embed vimeo videos and youtube videos on wordpress.com – mainly for my own sakes and sanity. I keep doing this, and, each time, I forget how to do it, and I go google !. So here goes. It is a two step process for each though, but my grey cells have become greyer. What to do !

1. Make sure you are on visual mode

step1_1For youtube:

2a. Grab the URL from the youtube page (example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_KIqdS1SO0).

2b. Just type youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_KIqdS1SO0 within [ ]

For vimeo

2a. Grab the URL from vimeo (example: http://vimeo.com/4946315)

2b. Just type vimeo http://vimeo.com/4946315 within [ ]

3. You are done. When you publish, you will see the youtube video embedded in your post. Add text before and after the video for garnishing.

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10 Responses to Embed vimeo and youtube on wordpress.com

  1. Hey Mouli – you are one of a few wordpress blogs that have offered this solution for Vimeo, and it seems simple enough. But for whatever reason, it is just not working for me. When I publish, all I get is the code text.
    Help?

  2. Albinka has pantyhose says:

    Are you telling the truth?

  3. marcelochabes says:

    Cheers buddy! Thanks

  4. janetljones says:

    does not work.

  5. seanboz says:

    nope, doesn’t work for me either… what’s the deal?

  6. MM_Slim says:

    Worked for me… THANKS!

  7. amirsulaiman says:

    thank you. worked for me. i kept trying to do it without typing “vimeo” in the brackets before the code. got it now. thanks.

  8. any way to adjust the size of the frame for the video?

  9. I try and try, and it doesn’t work for me! Could someone try with:
    http://vimeo.com/12165109 ?
    I need this for a student’s portfolio!

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