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.
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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]

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