As more and more people include video in their arsenal of content types, I frequently get asked how to embed video into WordPress Posts and Pages. And the answer is really quite simple.
In the Media Settings page in your dashboard (Settings > Media), make sure the checkbox for Auto-Embeds is checked. It is by default, so this may not be a problem, but make sure from the start.
After you have ensured that the box is checked, simply grab the embed code from your video sharing site. For our example, we will use a clip from YouTube. If you click on the ‘Share’ button found under the video you want to use, the section will expand, and you will see a box with the embed code.
Copy and paste that code into your visual editor and…voila!…you have embedded video! (I’m using a video from the new Harley Davidson campaign as the weather is very Spring-like, and I was out on my bike yesterday. Hope you enjoy it!)