WP Vimeo Videos


Lightweight and simple plugin that integrates your WordPress site with the popular video service vimeo.

Allows you to upload vimeo videos directly through WordPress and embed to your site using shortcode.

Please note that this plugin is unofficial and initially was written for own purposes. If you have any ideas feel free to share.


  • Vimeo Uploads
  • Vimeo Settings
  • Example Vimeo Developer APP and how to get the required access keys.


Plugin Installation

  • Download the plugin from the WordPress.org repository
  • Go to your WordPress Dashboard, navigate to Plugins > Add Plugin and upload the zip file you downloaded.
  • Assuming you installed the plugin successfully, you can continue using the plugin by navigating to Media > Vimeo

Plugin Configuration

  • Go to Vimeo Developer Portal sign up and “Create App”
  • Navigate to My Apps in developer portal, click the app you created
  • You need to obtain the following keys and save them in the “Settings” page:
  • Client ID: Copy the code from “Client Identifier”
  • Client Secret: Copy the code that is shown in the “Client Secrets” area
  • Access Token: Click “Generate an access token”, select “Authenticated” and select the following scopes: “Public, Private, Edit, Upload, Delete, Create, Interact, Video Files”
  • Done, make sure you saved those in Vimeo settings page and try to upload your first video.

If you have any question feel free to get in touch


Can i use it without Client ID, Client Secret and Access Token?

No, you must have Client ID, Client Secret and Access Token with the required permissions.

I see that the plugin doesn’t support localhost. Any plans for support for non-public sites ?

At this time no, we are doing the uploads using public url as it is more reliable for shared environments.

Do i need to do any tweaks to the hosting configuration for bigger files ?

Most likely yes. You will need to edit php.ini and increase upload_max_filesize=MAXFILESIZE, post_max_size=MAXPOSTSIZE and max_execution_time=0 (unlimited).


May 28, 2019
As a runner of multi-author video "blog", this plugin greatly simplifies the process of uploading videos for my authors! I don't needed to provide them with the actual id and password of the shared vimeo account.. and they don't need to save it or remember it! I'll be happy super happy to add the last star when it will be possible to directly add the video through vimeo, right while editing a post, or right from the regular WP media upload media-new.php page. In my ideal world, this plugin would turn all videos as regular media... the only invisible difference would be that they are hosted on vimeo! THANKS for your great contribution
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“WP Vimeo Videos” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Version 1.0.3

  • Fix fatal error in some cases.

Version 1.0.2

  • Fix problem with file names that vimeo didn’t accepted.
  • Added cron event to automatically clean up the videos that are already processed.

Version 1.0.1

  • Security improvmenets

Version 1.0.0

  • Initial version