How To Embed Videos in Your Website

Yes, you can embed videos in your website.  You could upload the videos into your Media Library, but that is not the best choice.  A much better alternative is to first upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo.   Once you have uploaded your video to YouTube or Vimeo, copy the video URL.  You can find the URL here:

Embed video using the YouTube or Vimeo URL.

Go back to your WordPress website and paste the video URL in the post or page editor and watch the magic.  WordPress will automatically fetch the embed code and display your video for you.  Publish or Update your changes.

Adding a PDF to Your Page or Post

While it may seem like a lot of steps, adding a PDF to Your Page or Post can be pretty painless.  The process is similar to adding a photo and will get easier after each time you successfully upload a PDF.  Here are the steps:

Adding a PDF to Your Page or Post

  1. Navigate to an existing Post or Page or create a new Page or Post.
  2. Adding a PDF to Your Page or Post - Insert Media screen image.Click into your Page or Post where you want your PDF link to go.
  3. Click on the Add Media button above the toolbar.
  4. In the Insert Media screen choose Upload Files.
  5. Navigate to the PDF you want uploaded to your site and click Open on the bottom right of your screen.
  6. Once the PDF has been uploaded, click on the blue Insert into post button on the lower right of your screen.
  7. The link to your PDF will be inserted into the Page or Post.
  8. Remeber to Save Draft or Publish your changes.

To Upload a PDF to Use at a Later Time

  1. From the Dashboard menu, click Media >> Add New or click Media to go to the Media Library and then click on the Add New button.
  2. Click the Select Files button to access the files on your computer.
  3. Select the file you want to upload.
  4. Click the Open button.
  5. When the upload is complete, you will see the new file in your Media Library.

Note: If the file does not open, then the file type is not supported.  There are file types WordPress won’t upload.