Tag Archives: Media

Embedding Videos – The Easy Way!

Do you ever use your blog to share videos you find on sites like Youtube or Vimeo?

There’s a really easy way to embed videos from some of the more popular video hosting sites – just paste the URL of the video.

Until recently, we had to copy and paste the embed code from a site. This can be pretty easy, but there is a much more efficient way of completing the task.

  1. Locate the video you want to embed on your blog post or page. Copy the URL from your browser’s address bar, at the top of the screen.
  2. Create a new post/page or edit an existing post/page.
  3. Click the Text tab in your textbox editor.
  4. Paste the URL for the video on it’s own line.
  5. Complete your post/page, making sure to not change the video’s URL or add any other text to the same line.
  6. Publish your post/page.

Related Article: Adding Images and Multimedia

What sites can I embed from?

Notice that this list is not limited to video hosting sites.

(list taken from this page on the WordPress codex on March 6, 2013.)

Friday, February 15, 2013 – blog.ryerson.ca Upgrades to WordPress 3.5.1

blog.ryerson.ca will be upgraded to WordPress 3.5.1 on Friday, February 15, 2012 between 7:00am and 8:00am.

This is upgrade rolls together features from the 3.5 and 3.5.1 releases.

Notable updates include:

  • A new Media Library interface from inside a post or page, for uploading media and creating galleries. (See videos below)
  • A change in the location of the Privacy settings. They can now be found in the Dashboard under Settings > Reading.
  • Security fixes

Please report any problems you may experience post-upgrade via the form linked on our Contact Us page.


Here are some videos that illustrate the update to the image upload and gallery creation features:

A look at the new Media Library interface:

Creating Image Galleries: