Embedding Media in Your Blog

WordPress makes it easy to embed media into your blog; in many cases it can do this by simply pasting in the URL for the web page where the media came came from using the automatic WordPress embed options. This is a better solution than uploading them to your blog since many hosting plans have limits on the amount of media you can upload.

Embedding Images from flickr

For photos stored in ” flickr, just put the URL (plain text, no link) for the web page that contains a flickr image in a blank line, e.g.


will embed the image like


Be sure to remove any extraneous “in/photostream/” part of the URL.

Embedding Video from YouTube and vimeo

The same goes for video hosted sites like YouTube and vimeo, just the plain URL (Youtube videos can use the short form as well)




which can embed a video like this

Embedding Twitter Messages

Evertthing sent out on twitter has its own unique URL usually linked from the timestamp when it was published. Just like images and video, you can have the full functionality (including links and avatar icons) of a tweet embedded into a WordPress post by simply pasting the URL for it into a blank line, for example, Lee’s enthusiastic post about ds106 can be put into a post via


and will appear in a blog page rendered as

How cool is that?

Embedding Audio from Soundcloud

You can upload audio to SoundCloud.com, or record directly into the web site or its mobile app (the mobile app does not provide a way to add it to a group). As of WordPress version 3.5 you can use the same method outlined above to embed a soundcloud audio, just use the URL for the soundcloud page that displays it, e.g.


which will produce this when your blog is published

Here is a screencast overview of how to sign up and use SoundCloud .


  1. Pboyle5912

    January 14, 2015

    OK I uploaded eeverything to my Blog, I think

  2. Spencer Scott

    January 18, 2015

    Thanks! I was having trouble with embedding Twitter posts, and this post helped me. I had been trying to use Twitter’s own “embed” option, but that didn’t work, since the copypasta was in HTML, which WordPress apparently doesn’t like.

  3. Felicia Liu

    August 27, 2015

    I got Garvatar account and did all those steps to get garvatar. How can I tell I got gravatar?

  4. Felicia Liu

    August 27, 2015

    I just update the Garvatar in my blog, but why the garvatar doesn’t show in this site?

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