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How to Embed Ustream Videos in WordPress

WordPress and Ustream embedsDisclaimer: the site Ustream has shifted to IBM Cloud Video You can still follow our documentation to embed their videos, but the site now requires registering for a paid account (or a free trial).

With EmbedPress, you can embed Ustream videos to WordPress, using just a URL.

Ustream embeds are possible, but theyā€™re not easy to use via normal methods. EmbedPress is different. With EmbedPress, you donā€™t have to mess around with embed code. All you need is the Ustream Video URL.

Hereā€™s how to embed Ustream Video into your WordPress site, using the EmbedPress plugin.

Step #1. Install the EmbedPress plugin #

EmbedPress is a very helpful plugin that expands and improves on WordPressā€™ capabilities. Install EmbedPress and your WordPress site will have far more media options. Click here to find EmbedPress on WordPress.org.

Step #2. Find your UstreamĀ video #

  • Go to Ustream.tv
The Ustream website
  • Browse through the available channels.
Finding a UStream video to embed in WordPress
  • Go to the channel page that you want to embed.
  • Copy the URL from theĀ address bar.
Taking a UStream video URL to embed in WordPress

Step #3. Embed Ustream Videos & Publish in your WordPress site #

Now you have the Ustream Video URL, you can add it to WordPress.

  • Go to your WordPress site.
  • Edit a post or page.
  • Add your Ustream Video URL into the content area, with the ā€œVisualā€ tab enabled.
  • You will see a purple background with a ā€œLoading your embed ā€¦ā€ message:
  • Your URL will automatically be transformed into an embed of your Ustream video:
Embed Ustream Videos

Step #4. Edit your WordPress Ustream embeds #

While editing your WordPress content, you can also edit your embed, thanks to EmbedPress.

  • Hover over the embed, and a purple button will appear.
  • Click the pencil and a pop-up screen will appear with more options.
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  • You can now change the embed URL, plus you can also control the maximum width and height of the embed.

Editing a WordPress Ustream video

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