Every content creator understands the need to embed one type of content or the other during content creation at one time or another. Sometimes you want to add videos, photos, PDF documents or any other type of content hosted on another site to your article and the process always seem cumbersome.
Embed.ly is a WordPress plugin that makes it easy for content creators and bloggers to seamlessly embed any type of content from another source to their site. It could be videos, images, PDF, lists, tweets, Amazon products, news, Facebook posts, Fiverr Gigs, music and even article preview etc.
Embed.ly supports hundreds of content sources and all you need to embed any Embed.ly supported content is just the URL. Embed.ly uses the Embedly Cards to generate a clean, responsive and shareable card for content types.
How to use Embed.ly Plugin
Download and install the Embed.ly WordPress plugin on your blog via the dashboard.
Activate the plugin on successful installation.
Visit Embed.ly website and create an account. Copy the Embed.ly Key given to you after a successful registration.
Click on the Embedly tab on your WordPress dashboard menu.
Enter the Embed.ly Key you copied above and Save Key.
Then click on the services you will often embed from and save.
Embed.ly WordPress plugin will simply add an Embedly Icon in your Rich Editor, so while composing your articles, simply click on the Embedly Icon and add the URL of the content you want to embed in your blog post.
Now let’s say I want to embed this Youtube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp6PKi7zh1Y on my blog post, all i need to do is click on the Embed Icon and enter the Youtube video URL and click on the “Show” button and then save as illustrated on the image below.
Then Embed.ly will embed the Youtube video seamlessly on the blog post using Enbed.ly Card. Here is a sample embed of the Youtube video link above.
Embed.ly will make it easy for you to leverage on contents from other sources and improve the quality of your blog posts. You can add any portion of any content on your blog be it videos, texts, images, maps, lists, and even article previews.
I have never tried Embed.ly before but I guess it works like a tool that would be perfect for enhanced control of relevant post! The tutorial of installation and activation is clear. The best part is that this tool or plugin has easy usability standard! Thanks for sharing this Desmond!
I upvoted this post in kingged where it was shared for online marketers and bloggers.
How does this work better then the wordpress widgets you can use to include videos, and such?
although have never used url shortner plugin. Now i would start with Embed.ly Plugin. thanks
Nwosu Mavtrevor says
Embed.ly makes it possible to add any type of content to a WordPress post seamlessly.
Pankaj Gupta says
Awesome plugin. Going to use this for my blog.