Before the words “embed a video” can contort a face, I quickly soften the crinkling frown with “by simply pasting the URL” and smile.
With almost every site I work with, we use the plugin Tentblogger’s Vimeo, YouTube, RSS Embed. It allows you, the publisher, to simply grab the URL of the video and paste it into a box. The video gets embedded without you having to mess with any “code”. It allows your RSS readers to see a link to your page if they don’t see the video.
Whether it’s a video you’ve made yourself, a clip from someone else, this plugin makes a big impact with a small step.
Here’s a short video from the folks at Manta. I simply grabbed the URL and pasted it using the plugin:
Easy. A small step with big value.
Here’s a how-to on this great video plugin from the author himself.