It’s easy to embed Youtube videos in WordPress.
WordPress has been using oEmbed to enable auto-embedding from 3rd party sites for years. What does that mean?
It means you can copy & paste a Youtube URL into the post editor and the video will embed for you. Like this:
Say “goodbye” to ugly embed codes.
Embed non-Youtube Videos with WordPress Too
oEmbed isn’t only for embedding Youtube videos. You can embed videos from the following websites too:
Just like in the example above, you can copy and paste a video URL from any of these sites to insert them in a post.
WordPress doesn’t only auto-embed content from popular video sites like Youtube and Vimeo either. It also auto-embeds content from non-video websites like SoundCloud, SlideShare, Twitter, and more. You can view the full list of supported embed sites here.