How to Embed a Vimeo Video on your blog

This is not as simple as it seems. In the WordPress add video interface, there are no pointers on how to embed a Vimeo video specifically. Searching Vimeo support I stumbled across the solution, it’s really simple and goes as follows.

  1. Be sure to use the HTML text mode when writing your WordPress blog post
  2. Add the following text string where your video should appear: [vimeo 2073923] where the number is the ID of the video. So if the URL to the video on is, that is the number you would use.

Note: This works in later versions of the self-hosted WordPress blogging software as well.


  1. Where “the following text string” is meant to appear, your video just shows up. I think you outsmarted yourself here.

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