How To Add Video To WordPress Blog

May 19, 2012

Video, Website

In today’s world many of the people coming to your blog are using mobile devices like phones or iPads.  When you put video on your website, you need to plan for this.  Why?  Because you want everyone to be able to enjoy what you create on your blog.  If they can’t see your video on their phone (or other device) because it is not formatted properly, they may not come back.

An easy solution to the problem is to store your videos on Vimeo.com.  So, after you create your video, you upload it to Vimeo.com.  Once you upload your video to Vimeo.com you can get an embed code.  You copy this embed code to your blog post and now others can see it.  When someone clicks on your video, your blog will tell Vimeo to play that particular video.  Even better, Vimeo will determine what type of device (Phone, iPad, computer, etc.) it is and will re-format the video on the fly so that it plays well on that particular device.

This might sound a little complicated, but the bottom line is you want others to see your videos and storing your videos on Vimeo.com is an easy way to ensure everyone can view your work.

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3 Responses to “How To Add Video To WordPress Blog”

  1. Sergio Felix Says:

    Lovely video Grant,

    I was thinking it involved a more complex script for embedding Vimeo videos but I’m all down for that.

    Thanks my man!

    Sergio

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  2. Kathy Says:

    Hey Grant,
    Great going on your blog! Thanks for the helpful videos, too.
    I’m the girl with Lucy, my motor home, and Novia, my dog! lol
    I’m glad you liked my videos. I wish you much success and I hope
    you have a wonderful weekend!
    Kathy 🙂

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    • TiredOfTheCube Says:

      Hi Kathy,
      Back atcha. I’m helping my son-in-law build a fence so I won’t get too much other work done this weekend. That’s OK. I need to get outside some too.

      Hope you have a great weekend too. Thanks for stopping by.

      Grant

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