How to Embed a TED Talk Video in a Blog Post

Found a great video on TED that you’d like to share on your blog but aren’t sure how to make that happen?  If it’s not hosted on YouTube, here’s how to embed it and share.

Step 1: Find the “<> Embed” button and click it.

When you click a popup will open.

Step 2: Get the “Embed” code from the popup and copy it to your clipboard.

Click the “embed” code to highlight it all and then click control+C to copy it.

Step 3: Add the code to your WordPress post.

Start by putting a row of ************ where you want to add the video.

Next, click on the “HTML” tab to switch to HTML mode and look for those ***********s.

Erase your *************s and paste the embed code into that spot with control+V.  It will look something like this (the code is long!).

Now you can flip back to “Visual” mode and you’ll see this:

That’s it!  You’re ready to hit the “Publish” button.

Your end results should be something like this:

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  1. Thank you for this! I forget about TED talks and had not even thought about putting them in my blog posts! Great nugget!!!!!!

  2. You are the greatest source of blog and website information I know. Awesome woman, thank you. I have several videos I’d like to add from Ted to my series. Thank you Michelle.
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  3. Thanks for the great and clear instructions! I’m saving your link for this. Looking forward to reading more of your work!

  4. I always love your step by step posts. You make things look so incredibly easy!
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  5. Thanks for sharing Michelle, Your instructions are clear and easy to follow. If only I had found your blog sooner. I learned to do this by trial and error. I have done five or six posts using Ted Talk Videos.

    It’s rich with content on a wide variety of topics … especially for blog posts.
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    1. It really is great content. I love looking through their videos. Always thought-provoking and inspiring.
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  6. Michelle,

    Thanks so much for sharing this. TED Talks are absolutely fantastic: Short and poignant.

    There is something on TED that will inspire, empower and inform everyone.
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  7. Its really a great content,its awseome tutorial and i am also bookmark your link for futher to read more of your work..thanks for sharing!

  8. Thank you for these easy steps! Followed them successfully to add to my book review of My Stroke of Insight by Jill Bolte Taylor who gave an excellent Ted Talk.

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