Ever since the introduction of oEmbed into WordPress in version 2.9, embedding a video into a post or a page became super easy.
There are two ways to use this new feature:
- Copy the video’s URL address into its own line in your page or post and make sure it is not hyperlinked (not clickable when viewing the post).
- Use the embed shortcode. This will accomplish the same result, but does not require the URL to be on its own line and the “Auto-embeds” setting to be enabled. It also allows you to set a maximum (but not fixed) width and height : …
For this option to work the “Auto-embeds” option in Administration > Settings > Media SubPanel must be enables.
This option works only for a list of predefined white-listed sites
Here is a partial the list of sites that allow automatic embeding
- Flickr (both videos and images)
- SmugMug (WordPress 3.0+)
- FunnyOrDie.com (WordPress 3.0+)
For the complete list check WordPress.org>>