VideoPress

The VideoPress module allows you to upload videos from your computer for hosting on WordPress.com and inserting on your self-hosted Jetpack site.

VideoPress is available to all users on the Jetpack Premium plan (limited to 13Gb) and those on the Jetpack Professional plan (unlimited).

Once you’ve purchased the plan, activate the feature in the Writing tab within Jetpack > Settings.

Once the module is active, you’ll be able to upload videos right from the post editor, by clicking on “Add Media” and dragging a video into the Media uploader.

Note: while you can upload videos to VideoPress from the post editor, or from your Media Library under Media > Library, you won’t be able to upload videos to VideoPress when going to Media > Add New.

Additional Information

This module also allows you to retrieve a video’s [wpvideo xyz] shortcode, and insert it into your post. You can specify the width and height of the video container with w= h= shortcode attributes. You can autoplay a video by setting a shortcode parameter of autoplay=true. The following are all valid shortcodes:

  • [wpvideo xyz] uses your default theme content_width if present, otherwise uses 400px as width.
  • [wpvideo xyz w=640] specifies the width of video container to be 640px while preserving the aspect ratio.
  • [wpvideo xyz w=640 h=360] specifies both width and height of the video container.
  • [wpvideo xyz h=300] specifies the height of the video container to be 300px, while preserving the aspect ratio.

Video preview elements and HTML5 video are directly inserted into your WordPress post or page, enabling custom styling through CSS or inclusion in your site statistics.

Troubleshooting

Can I use this module to host videos on my own server?
No. When the VideoPress feature is active, the videos will be hosted in the WordPress.com cloud.

I’m already using the VideoPress plugin!
We highly recommend disabling the standalone VideoPress plugin as it is long out of date. Also, enabling VideoPress through Jetpack will ensure that you receive all updates and bug fixes in the future.

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