On Sites at Penn State it is very easy to embed videos, images, and other content into your WordPress site.  In general, all you need to do to embed something into a post or page is to add the URL to the content area.  Make sure that the URL is on its own line and not hyperlinked.

For example, to see

Check out this cool video:



That was a cool video.

use the following:

Check out this cool video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAsJ3GDl8g0

That was a cool video.

The following services can be embedded by adding the URL to the content area:

  • Flickr
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • GitHub Gists
  • SlideShare
  • Storify
  • VoiceThread
  • a publicly viewable UCS Calendar
  • Yammer group feeds
  • and more…

Embedding a Google Docs Form, Google Map, Google Calendar or Office SkyDrive

To embed a Google Docs Form, Google Map, or Google Calendar you must paste the Google provided embed code into the text editor.  When you save your content WordPress will then convert this HTML code into a shortcode used to display the embedded content.

For further instructions on how to find the Google provided embed code please consult the following documentation from WordPress:

Please note, in order to embed a map from Google Maps you first must enable the JetPack plugin and login with your WordPress.com account.

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