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Right, let’s look at how to embed a Vimeo video. This will only take you about 5 seconds once you know how to do it.
For my example, I’m going to use Tom Lowe’s Rapture video as it’s an incredibly well created TimeScape and something I could watch again and again.
First, head to the Vimeo video that you want to embed and copy the URL of the page in question.
Paste that information into your editor where you would like it to appear
As you can see, when you paste something directly from the address bar, WordPress will automatically keep the link information, however we don’t want this, so just highlight it and remove the link.
Now simply add [Vimeo *the URL of the video*] so it should look like
<vimeo http://vimeo.com/16369165> – **Replace the <and> with square brackets [and] at the beginning and end.
Note all you are doing is adding Vimeo then a space and the URL. Now just add the opening and closing brackets [ and ]
and you will see it like this:
To check it worked for you hit the preview button below the editing box. This will show you what it will look like when you are done.
Once you are happy, just hit publish and let the world share your video.