This assumes you are using wordpress on your own, and not at a wordpress.com 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 http://vimeo.com/240975 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] http://vimeo.com/240975 [/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;
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 wordpress.com account?
I found an example of what the settings page looks like.
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 http://webvideocash.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/webvideocash.wmv . 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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