I have my own wordpress theme created, when I attach a video to the post it looks good while editing. After posting the post, showing the post comes out the following code but does not display the video or controls.

[video width="560" height="320" mp4="http://namefile.mp4"][/video]

Should I add some functionality to my theme in the functions?

WP Versión 4.6.1

  • You shouldn't have to add any functionality to your theme. Does it work with default theme active? Mar 7, 2017 at 21:19

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According to WordPress codex here https://codex.wordpress.org/Video_Shortcode . You wrote the shortcode wrong, you added mp4 instead of src

The correct way to write the shortcode Is like this:

[video width="560" height="320" src="http://namefile.mp4"]

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