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.
- Be sure to use the HTML text mode when writing your WordPress blog post
- 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 vimeo.com is http://vimeo.com/2740700, that is the number you would use.
Note: This works in later versions of the self-hosted WordPress blogging software as well.