So, it’s easy to embed YouTube videos, Google videos and content from DailyMotion into WordPress.com blogs – and indeed there are lots of them in this blog, especially from YouTube (and we’ve written quite a lot about it here and on our website, in the social media section).
The ‘Add Video’ button presents a ‘From URL’ section, which makes the embedding instructions obvious:
But Vimeo is a different matter. It is the younger, cooler brother of YouTube and it’s nowhere near as popular, but there is some captivating content on the site that people feel the urge to share… and in fact, making embedding easy is an important ingredient in videos ‘going viral’.
We’ve been asked a couple of times how to embed a Vimeo video in a WordPress.com blog post or page, so here’s the way to do it:
1. First of all, ignore the ‘Embed’ button, unless you want to adjust the size that the video displays,
2. Copy the number from the URL of the Vimeo video:
3. Insert a line break in the copy of your blog post or page, as you would normally with a video or image, and paste it into the following:
The full URL also works:
That will embed it at the standard display size: