As the internet moves more and more towards displaying multimedia, embedding videos in your WordPress post is something that people want to do more and more. It’s always been fairly easy to embed a video into WordPress, but since version 2.9 (we’re now on version 3.0.1), it’s been made incredibly easy by a process called oEmbed.
Essentially, all you need to do is paste the URL of the video page on its own line with nothing else on it and if the video hosting site is on WordPress’ whitelist of video providers, the video will be embedded. As it stands, the list of whitelisted providers is as follows, which includes all the major players:
If for some reason, you are trying to embed a video from a site not listed above, you have the option of locally adding a provider to your own whitelist by following WordPress’ instructions. This requires some PHP knowledge to implement.
And to show you how this works, I have posted the URL of the video tutorial in the line below. It’s as simple as that.