Home Embed Vevo Videos in a WordPress Post or Page with Shortcode

    Embed Vevo Videos in a WordPress Post or Page with Shortcode


    Vevo is a video hosting service owned and operated by a joint venture of Universal Music Group (UMG), Google, Sony Music Entertainment (SME) and Abu Dhabi Media. The service provides music videos from two of the “big three” major record labels: UMG and SME. This article will show you how to embed the (responsive) video content from Vevo into your WordPress website with shortcode.

    The Result

    Using the shortcode of [vevo v="http://www.vevo.com/watch/ariana-grande/Problem/USUV71400762"] (the full page URL) or simply [vevo v="USUV71400762"] (the video ID), we’ll return the video below.

    The video is responsive and will scale on mobile devices.

    WordPress Shortcode

    Copy and paste the WordPress function into your theme's functions.php file or, if you sensibly have one installed, your custom functions plugin.

    If you require shortcode to work in a sidebar widget, you'll have to enable the functionality with a filter. If you're using our custom functions plugin, you'll have that feature enabled by default.


    • It’s always best to use the video ID rather than the URL, particularly – as is the case with Vevo – where the ID complies with a consistent standard .
    • The video container height is automatically determined. If the height doesn’t work for you, add the height into your shortcode.
    • If you would like the video to autoplay when the video loads, use ap="1" in your shortcode.

    Short URL for this post: http://shor.tt/17R4