How to embed Vimeo videos on a blog

15 Jan

Switch to the HTML editor and type the following:


…where ###### is the number at the end of the Vimeo video’s URL. The brackets are included.

For example, to post the Microsoft Connected TV video at this URL:

…I would create a WordPress post, switch to the HTML editor, and type 2756711 in place of ######.

The result:

20 Responses to “How to embed Vimeo videos on a blog”

  1. davemorse January 16, 2009 at 1:22 pm #

    Thanks, this post provided the exact solution I was seeking!

  2. Wade Rockett January 16, 2009 at 1:41 pm #

    Excellent! Glad I could help.

  3. meandmo April 13, 2009 at 5:00 am #

    two days ago i started my new blog
    and embedded some vimeo’s.
    how can i put them on the left side, because they are always positioned in the middle?

    thanks in advance!

  4. Robbie Veldwijk November 25, 2009 at 5:36 pm #

    on my hosted wordpress on this one worked for me. But when i moved my wordpress to my own server I don’t get it worked… I used this to place youtube and vimeo video’s… The shortcodes just don’t work… And I don’t want to change all the posts with embedded video’s…

  5. vivadaisy December 22, 2009 at 3:19 pm #


  6. noteworthybyjaz January 23, 2010 at 6:47 pm #

    Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!

  7. niquetwoone January 24, 2010 at 11:23 am #

    Thank you for this! AWESOME.

  8. pindsha21 January 24, 2010 at 8:16 pm #

    Thank you. This was the exact solution I was looking for. I tried the embed code provided by vimeo with no success. This was much simpler.

  9. jdanielperkins January 29, 2010 at 5:28 pm #

    Thank you for this.

  10. Irene January 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm #

    you just rocked my world!! thank you so much!

  11. brooklynimbecile February 1, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    thank you, boy that was easy.

  12. mack February 4, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    DOESN’T WORK!!!!! I am hosting my WordPress site on my own server and when I type that html code in the html editor, the result just displays the code I typed in. No I am not in the visual editor, I am in the HTML editor.

  13. Wade Rockett February 4, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    Mack – it doesn’t work on a self-hosted WordPress site. These instructions are only for blogs hosted on

    For your site, I think you may need to look into adding a plugin.

  14. jimmiesner March 3, 2010 at 5:33 am #

    Thanks for the info. Is there a way to change the dimensions of the video though?

  15. jimmiesner March 3, 2010 at 5:35 am #

    Never mind, found it.

    Some other site said:
    Additionally you can specify the width and height, ex:

  16. funnecomedy March 10, 2010 at 7:35 am #

    This is great, but does anyone know how to embed actual vimeo WIDGETS onto a wordpress blog?

    I want to use the Hubnut widget on my site rather than embedding a bunch of individual videos.

  17. Lelio Simi April 22, 2010 at 10:02 am #

    great! Thanks

  18. meanbucket April 27, 2010 at 9:58 am #

    working :)


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