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Videos » Dailymotion

Dailymotion is a online video sharing platform that offers a lot of content you can embed on your site to keep people engaged and coming back for more.

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First, find a Dailymotion video you would like to use. Here is an example:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8oma9_warp-whistle_shortfilms

Dailymotion Block

To embed a Dailymotion video, copy the video’s URL from your web browser’s address bar while viewing the video:

dailymotion_url

Paste the video’s URL into the Block Editor and it will automatically be converted to the Dailymotion embed block.

You can also add a Dailymotion block by searching the block inserter for “daily”:

the Block Inserter open with the text "Daily" entered in the search bar and the Dailymotion block highlighted.

Then, add the URL of the video to the Dailymotion block:

the Dailymotion block with a field to enter the URL of the video.

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Embedding with a Shortcode

You can also embed using use a shortcode.

First, find a Dailymotion video you would like to use. Here is an example:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8oma9_warp-whistle_shortfilms

In your web browser’s address bar, copy the highlighted portion of the video’s URL illustrated below (this is the video’s ID):

dailymotion_link_id

In this example, the ID would be x8oma9, as you can see above.

Create a new post or page on your blog (or open an existing post or page in editing mode) and add the following shortcode directly to the visual editor. Replace the x8oma9 video ID with the one you are using.

dailymotion-shortocode

You can add a shortcode to any page or post using a shortcode block.

After publishing, the video will look similar to the one below.

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Troubleshooting

  • Make sure the Dailymotion link is not hyperlinked. If the URL is shown in your theme’s link color (as the second line in the screenshot below), then it is hyperlinked. Click URL and click the “Remove” icon.
    remove_hyperlink_wordpress
    Once the URL is unlinked, you will see the link text in black.
  • Make sure to place the Dailymotion URL or shortcode on its own line. This means there should be no character or whitespace before or after the URL/shortcode.
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