Adding a Brightcove Video to WordPress

In order to add a Brightcove video to WordPress, you first need your playlist or video ID. The Brightcove embed plugin will also need to be installed. If you do not see the icon in step 1, you will need to have this plugin installed by your WordPress administrator.


Step 1

Click the editor where you would like the video to be placed. Then, find the video icon in your editor and click it. If you have a Brightcove video ID, select Single Video. If you have a playlist ID, select Playlist.

Step 2

Enter or paste your Brightcove video ID in the ID field. For the Account field, leave the drop down as Public if the video was produced for you or taken from If you uploaded the video through, select User Uploaded (UGC) from the Account drop down. Click OK when done.

Step 3

You’re finished! You should see a short code in the editor. This is where the video will appear. You can move this short code around if you wish.