I am doing a post in wordpress, but I want to put a video as part of the post. I mean, I have a paragraph but after the paragraph I want to put a video. I did put it as media, but it just shows a link and if I clic on the link it downloads the file, and I just want to play the video, not to download it. What can I do? Thanks!
When I want to embed a video on a WP post I use the html5
<video> tag. It's very simple to put into the html code and is much like the
<img> tag. W3Schools breaks it down for dummies. Here is their sample code:
<video width="320" height="240" controls> <source src="movie.mp4" type="video/mp4"> <source src="movie.ogg" type="video/ogg"> Your browser does not support the video tag. </video>
If the video is on the embeds list then you should be able to just paste a link and it will appear. Like this:
You can also use a shortcode for a little more control like this:
[embed width="123" height="456"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ[/embed]