Last updated on January 23rd, 2024 at 02:17 am
This post will explain how to embed a Google Drive video in WordPress. Just follow the quick and easy steps.
The easiest way to embed a video in WordPress is through YouTube.
You upload a video to YouTube and get the embed code through the share button below the YouTube video.
Then among the share options, you choose embed.
You then paste the code into your WordPress website.
But not everyone has a YouTube channel or wish to open one.
Maybe you just want to share a single video on your WordPress blog and don’t want to go through the hassle of opening a YouTube channel.
If so, you can do so through Google Drive.
Google Drive Video
Google Drive is a popular cloud storage platform used by many,
When you open a free account, you’ll be given 15GB of storage space. That makes it ideal to upload and store your videos. You can then access your video from anywhere.
Since your video is already on Google Drive, you may embed a Google Drive video in WordPress.
You don’t have to go through the hassle of uploading the video to YouTube to embed it.
Why Embed a Google Drive Video in WordPress?
Sometimes, you may want to share a video with a large group of people. If you use the share option in Google Drive, you would have to enter the email addresses of the people you would want to share it with.
The easier way would be to embed the video in a WordPress blog and share the post link.
Also, you don’t have to use a WordPress plugin to do it.
Steps to Embed a Google Drive Video in WordPress
Step 1 – Open Google Drive Video
The first step is to search for your video and open it.
Step 2 – Select Open in New Window
When the video is opened, click on the three dots on the top right.
Then select Open in the new window.
Step 3 – Choose Embed Item
Click on the three dots again and choose Embed item.
You’ll be given an embed code.
Step 4 – Paste Embed Code in WordPress
Go to your WordPress blog and open a new line. Hit the + button and choose Custom HTML. If you can’t find it, search for HTML.
Paste the code into the write HTML box.
Step 4 – Choose Preview
When you hit the preview button, you’ll see the video embedded with the Play button visible.
Step 5 – Play the Video
You can see if the embed is working by hitting the Play button.
You can see that the video plays.
That’s how you can embed a Google Drive video in WordPress.
What Happens When You Embed a Google Drive Video
To know what happens when you embed a Google Drive video, click on the three dots and choose Details.
There are two points to note here.
The first is anyone can view the video. The second is viewers can download the video.
If you’re fine with this, proceed with the embed option.
You’ve learned the steps on how to embed a Google Drive video in WordPress. Go ahead and give the steps a try.
Watch this video to refresh your understanding of the above steps.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Embedding a Google Drive Video in WordPress Take Up Server Space?
No. Embedding a Google Drive video is like embedding a YouTube. The video is not stored in your site. It’s stored in the Google Drive server.
By embedding the video, you’re linking to a video in Google Drive, not to a video in your server.
You’ll only use up your WordPress server space if you upload the video to WordPress and then insert the video into your WordPress blog.
Can I View the Embedded Video if It is Deleted
If you’re embedding a video shared with you (you’re not the owner), then the video will not get deleted and the viewer can watch the video.
This is because the video is stored in the original owner’s Google Drive.
If you’re the owner of the video and you delete it from your Google Driver, the embedded video will become unviewable.