27th March 2013

Useful WordPress Plugins for Video

Four of the Easiest Video Plugins for WordPress

So you have a video series and you want to blog about it as well – easy! You can load your videos to WordPress and write about them. If you want to make that entire process even easier, then check

out some of our useful WordPress plugins for video.

1. Smart YouTube
This plugin is pretty easy and simple to use. It basically allows you to upload your YouTube videos into WordPress and change around the colors and borders, depending on how you’d like to highlight your video.
Get it here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/smart-youtube/

2. Embedded Video
This plugin is also super easy to use. Your videos can be integrated from YouTube, Google Video, etc or uploaded. You can automatically generate links to your video as well.
Get it here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/embedded-video-with-link/

3. Simple Flash Video
Want your users to have your viewers instantly watch the video without downloading? Then get the Simple Flash Video for your blog. This allows really easy posting of .flv or .mp4 files on WordPress, and it gives your video a clean look, which makes users want to click.
Get it here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-flash-video/

4. Video Widget
Thinking about videos for your sidebar? Then download Video Widget, which allows over 25 types of video to be posted on the sidebar of your WordPress blog. You don’t need any HTML with this plugin, only the video ID!
Get it here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/video-widget/

See? You don’t have to be an HTML genius to get your web video for business into your blog. By using any of the four plugins, you will really show potential customers they you know how to market your business!

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About the Author

Anish hails from London and holds a degree in software engineering from the University of Manchester. Following his education, he worked for several years in the financial industry as a platform administrator before founding Revolution Productions in 2008. In addition to over seven years of video production, Anish is seen as an industry professional, adding his insight in publications such as VentureBeat, ReelSEO and Wistia.

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