Documentation:WordPress Basics/Basics 1 Guide/Embed Content from External Sites

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The Web is full of rich and diverse content such as photos, videos and music. One of the primary characteristics of the modern web is the ability to easily share media with others. Sharing can be facilitated by embedding or placing resources such as photos and videos into your pages or blog posts.

Look out for the </Embed> or Grab Code links or buttons on websites such as Flickr or YouTube. You only need to copy the HTML code they provide and paste into a post or page while in HTML View.

Copyright

When using content shared online, everyone is required to be aware and respectful of the original creator's copyright. Some works are available for reuse such as those licensed Creative Commons while others are not. The following are some best practices and resources when it comes to copyright:

  • Best Practices
    • Ask permission from the creator, include where you are from and what you are using the content for.
    • Search for works with open licenses such as Creative Commons or Public Domain
    • Attribute the work to the original creator
    • Provide a link or link back to the original source

For a more comprehensive list of ways to find open resources (e.g. audio, video, images, artwork), see Find OER by Paul Stacey, Director of Creative Commons Canada