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WordPress Tip: Embed a Video into a Post Using WordPress's Auto-Embed Feature

by Tom Johnson on Aug 4, 2010 •
categories: technical-writing wordpress

Yesterday a couple of people asked me how to embed videos into WordPress posts. Rather than copying the entire embed code that youtube provides, you can actually just insert the link to the video into your post. WordPress will then pull the video in. This is a feature called auto-embed.

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