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Embed Block

WordPress Gutenberg Blocks – Embed

This tutorial is part of our WordPress Gutenberg: The Ultimate Guide For Non-Technical WordPress Users series.


Embed Block Description

The Embed Block lets you embed videos, images, tweets, audio, and other content from external sources.

(Add media elements to WordPress using the Embed Block)

How To Use The Embed Block

To add an Embed Block:

Let’s go through the above steps:

First, create a new post or page or open an existing post or page and either:

Click on the ‘Add Block’ tool and select an ‘Embed’ block …

(‘Add Block’ Tool – Add Embed Block)

Or, select an Embed Block in the Content Area

(Add an Embed Block from the Content Area)

After adding an Embed Block, you can:

How To Edit An Embed Block

To edit an Embed Block:

(Edit a Embed Block)

Remember to update and publish your post or page to save your settings.

How To Remove An Embed Block

To delete or remove an Embed Block:

(Remove an Embed Block)

Additionally …

Embed Block Tools, Options & Settings

The Embed Block includes tools, options, and settings for:

Embed Block Editor

(Embed Block Editor)

The Embed Block Editor includes tools that let you perform the following operations:

(Embed Block Editor)

Embed Block Settings

(Embed Block Settings)

Embed Block settings include:

Embed Block – Additional Info

Supported WordPress Embeds

WordPress supports embedding many third-party media elements (see table below). If you try to add an unsupported format, you will get a message that the element is not supported (“Sorry, we could not embed that content.”) and the option to try again, or convert the media element into a link.

(Unsupported Embed Formats)

WordPress currently supports the embed blocks listed below:

Embed Block ImageEmbed Block NameDescription

AnimotoAnimoto is a cloud-based video creation service that produces video from photos, video clips, and music into video slideshows.

CloudupCloudup lets you instantly and securely share photos, music, links, and files.

CollegeHumorCollegeHumor delivers daily comedic content, including videos, pictures, articles and jokes.

DailymotionDailymotion is a video-sharing technology platform.

EmbedGeneral embedding block

FacebookEmbed content from Facebook.

FlickrFlickr is an image hosting service and video hosting service.

Funny or DieFunny videos, funny pictures, and funny articles featuring celebrities, comedians, and you.

HuluHulu provides instant streaming content.

ImgurImgur is an online image sharing community

InstagramEmbed content from Instagram

IssuuIssuu is an electronic publishing platform for flipbooks, digital magazines, and digital catalogs.

KickstarterKickstarter is a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity and merchandising.

Meetup.comMeetup is a service used to organize online groups that host in-person events for people with similar interests. 

MixcloudMixcloud is an online music streaming service.

PhotobucketPhotobucket is an image and video hosting website.

PolldaddyPolldaddy (Crowdsignal) lets you create polls, surveys, quizzes, and ratings.

RedditEmbed content from Reddit a social news aggregation, web content rating, and discussion website.

ReverbNationReverbNation provides tools and opportunities for musicians.

ScreencastScreencast lets you share content created with image and video capturing software like Snagit and Camtasia.

ScribdScribd is a digital library, e-book and audiobook subscription service

SlideshareLinkedIn SlideShare is a hosting service for professional content including presentations, infographics, documents, and videos. 

SmugMugSmugMug is an image sharing, image hosting service, and online video platform.

SoundCloudSoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform and music sharing website

Speaker DeckSpeaker Deck is an online presentation sharing site.

SpotifySpotify is a music streaming platform.

TEDTED provides videos from subject experts on education, business, science, tech, and creativity.

TumblrTumblr is a microblogging and social networking website

TwitterEmbed content from Twitter.

VideoPressVideoPress lets you easily upload and share videos on your WordPress blog or any site.

VimeoVimeo is a video-sharing website where users can upload, share and view videos

WordPressEmbed content from WordPress sites

WordPress.tvWordPress.TV provides videos and recorded talks about the WordPress platform.

YouTubeEmbed content from YouTube


Congratulations! Now you know how to use the WordPress Gutenberg content editor Embed Block.


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