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  • This assumes you are using wordpress on your own, and not at a hosted blog.

    Go to your settings, media, Embed settings and make sure the auto-embed is checked, and set your desired maximum video size. Reference material.

    Just post the url on it’s own line. The video will embed itself, but any attempts to align or re-size it could break it. However; if you wrap the url in the embed tag, like this;

    [embed] [/embed]

    You can then align left, center or right. The size will default to the original video size. To control dimensions on individual videos, you can add width and height to the embed tag like this;

    [embed width="500" height="400"] [/embed]

    This is a help but I saw these directions already in the help section–my problem is I can’t find where the “settings, media…auto-embed” click is. On the left of my WordPress edit page–on top is “Dashboard” on bottom is “settings” but the “media” button under settings does not have an area to click on “auto-embed”…?

    With WordPress version 2.9.1, it’s Dashboard > Settings > Media. On that page you will find Image Size settings and below that, Embeds settings. You are self hosted, correct? Meaning not a account?

    I found an example of what the settings page looks like.

    THANKS SO MUCH!!!…a little upgrade a big improvement!


    How about if I want to add a frame to the video? what files do I need to edit to achieve this?

    [embed border="1" color1="0x5d1719" color2="0xcd311b"]Youtube video[/embed]

    this is the original code from youtube:

    Thank you

    What was the result of trying this?


    The result was; no border just the video.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thank you

    I think to define the player appearance, you are either going to have to just use the complete customized embed code in the html editor;

    <object width="340" height="285"><param name="movie" value=""></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="340" height="285"></embed></object>

    Or an iframe with the dimensions of your choice;

    <iframe name="yourframe" src="" frameborder="0" scrolling="auto" width="445" height="364"  ></iframe>

    If you use Vimeo, maybe the plugin I released this week could be interesting for you :

    how do you wrap the text around the video???

    I have a You Tube video embedded now, but want to change to embed a video I one not hosted at You tube. So I uploaded the video to a page using the add video button and the link is . I inserted this URL into the page hoping that the video would embed, but can only get the URL to appear. Have set the settings/media settings. What do I need to do?

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