This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Simple Video Embedder


Easily embed video within your posts. Adds a widget to the posting screen that enables you to post videos by simply providing the URL to the video hosted on common video sharing websites.


  1. Within the WordPress Administration Control Panel, expand the Posts tab and then select Add New.
  2. Create a title for your post and add a description within the post field.
  3. Paste the URL to the video you wish to embed within the Video URL field.
  4. Enter the Width and Height parameters for your video within the fields provided (optional).
  5. Click Update Post to save your options.
  6. Once the page reloads, a full preview of your embedded video should be displayed.


  • The posting widget.
  • The options page.


How do I post a video?

Go to the posting screen and add the URL of the video.

What about sites that are not supported?

Just paste the embed code into the embed code form.

How can I make YouTube videos autoplay?

Append “&autoplay=1” to your video URL.



  • Fixed PHP error when flashvars for JW media player are not set.


  • Fixed flashvars for JW media player.


  • Changed to use WordPress’s built in oEmbed API to generate embed codes.
  • PHP5 is no longer required.


  • Fix for transparency issues.


  • Admin notice if you are using PHP4.
  • Updated JW Player code so that the ID on the videoContainer div does not conflict if there are multiple players on the page.
  • Added a p75HasVideo(post_id) function that checks to see if a given post has a video.


  • XMLRPC identification


  • Autoplay support for YouTube.


  • An easy to use API for adding support for new video sharing sites. See video-embedder.php for details.
  • An options page setting many default values including width and height of the player.
  • Support for specifying a flashvars string for JW media player.

Contributors & Developers

Simple Video Embedder is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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