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WordPress® All-in-One For Dummies® by Michael Torbert, Andrea Rennick, Kevin Palmer, Cory Miller, Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Inserting Video Files into Your Blog Posts

Whether you're producing your own videos for publication or embedding other people's videos, placing a video file in a blog post has never been easier with WordPress.

image Check out a good example of a video blog at http://1938media.com. Loren Feldman and his team produce video for the Web and for mobile devices.

Several video galleries on the Web today allow you to add videos to blog posts — Google's YouTube service (www.youtube.com) is a good example of a third-party video service that allows you to share their videos.

Adding video from the Web

To add video from the Web, click the Add Video icon, then click the From URL tab, shown in Figure 4-1, on the Add Video pop-up window and follow these steps:

Figure 4-1: Add Video from URL.

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  1. Type the URL (Internet address) of the video in the Video URL text box.

    Type the full URL, including the http:// and www portion of the address. Video providers, such as YouTube, usually list the direct links for the video files on their sites; you can copy and paste one of those links into the Video URL text box.

  2. (Optional) Type the title of the video in the Title text box.

    Giving a title to the video allows you to provide a bit of a description of the video. Provide a title if you can so that your readers know ...

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