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How to Add Remote Media Libraries in WordPress

WordPress is one of the best platforms for video publishing. It gives a great support for embedding various contents from a dozen of quality services. Basically, adding videos in the WordPress pages and post is quite simple and you would be able to view the video as and when you give the link of the video in the post editor. But in case of adding remote video or media libraries in WordPress, you would have to check out whether that media is there in any other browser window and if it is still required. This would take you out of the WordPress.

Brief History of WordPress

Somewhat in the early 2000, WordPress was developed as a single code which can help in enhancing the everyday typography and writing with less users which you can easily count on your toes and fingers. Since then, this tool has gained a huge amount of popularity and became one of the best hosted tools present in the world. In addition, it is used by millions of websites all over the world and is viewed by millions and millions of people daily.

So, all the things from documentation to coding were developed for the community. Basically, WordPress is an open source project in which thousands of people all over the world are working on it. It means that more than any of the commercial platforms, one is free to use this tool for anything, right from creating the home page of your pet to various Fortune 500 websites. All this is possible without paying any licensing fee and giving freedom to various users.

There are various features involved in WordPress and some of them are template system and plugin architecture. As per a recent survey done in the year 2013, about 24% of the ten million websites are using WordPress. WordPress has become one of the most famous blogging system to be used online and currently there are about fifty to sixty million websites which are using it.


The WordPress users have the choice of switching and installing between themes. These themes allow one to modify the look and the basic functionality of the WordPress site or getting the tool installed without altering the basic information of the content or the structure of the site.


The architecture of the WordPress plugin allows a user to expand its basic feature. Basically, WordPress has about 30,000 plugins available online and each of them offers an extensive features and customs which enable users to tailor and modify their website as per their specific needs. These customization could range from the SEO to client portals which are commonly used to show the private information to users who are logged in and to display the contents and features as additional navigation bars and widgets.

Adding Remote Media Library in WordPress

The Remote Media library plugin helps in simplifying the basic process of adding remote media contents while having the WordPress dashboard. Basically, the plugin gives an instant access to the various contents which are hosted in the following media libraries like –

  • Vimeo
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • Dailymotion

All the contents are presented in these media library as natural.

Remote Media Library Plugin

To install the Remote Media Library is quite easy and simple. Once it has been installed and activated, it becomes live. As soon as the activation happens, one has to go to the “Media” option and select the “Remote Library” option and choose the “Add New Button” option which helps in adding the media library.

So once you have selected the add New Button present in the latest remote library page, then you need to choose the remote service of the media from the available drop down menu. The current option which is available is Dailymotion, Vimeo, YouTube, Flickr, etc. In addition, you would need to input the user ID and click the validation button to activate it. Now the remote plugin would check whether the given ID is valid or not and then a green sign will be displayed. To make it available, you need to click on the Publish button.

Now to add the media from the remote media library, you would simply have to develop a brand new post or edit any existing one. After that you have to click the Add Media option. When the Media uploader becomes active, then in the uploader screen you can view the remote library as a basic link at the sidebar. Simply by clicking on the given link which is present in the sidebar, it will display all the given files of Vimeo, YouTube Channel, DailyMotion, etc into the WordPress Media uploader.

Once that is done, you would have to choose the file which you want to insert by clicking on it. When it is done, you would notice that the description and title of the video will get automatically displayed on your channel.

Therefore, the above given are the steps on adding remote media libraries in the WordPress.

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