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With the TikTok Embed block, you can include a TikTok video into your post/page. You don’t need a TikTok account to embed a video, although it should be public.

Embedded TikTok video

Steps to Embed a video from TikTok:

  1. Find your video link on TikTok

In the web player select the video and click on the link icon to copy the link.

  1. Add a TikTok embed block to your page/post

Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.

  1. Paste the link into the text box and click on the “Embed” button

If it’s a link that can be successfully embedded you will see a preview in your editor.

If you use an URL that can’t be embedded, the block shows the message “Sorry, this content could not be embedded.”

You will have two choices: Try again with a different URL or convert it to a link.

  1. Click on “Preview” to see how it will look on the front-end

Block Toolbar

Besides the “Mover” and “Drag & Drop Handle”, the Block Toolbar for the TikTok Embed block shows four buttons:

  • Transform to
  • Change Alignment
  • Edit URL, and
  • More Options 

Transform to

You can transform a TikTok embed into a Group. This would give you the ability to change the background color around the TikTok embed.

Editor view of a TikTok embed as a group with Color Settings controls
TikTok embed with a gray background-color

Change Alignment

  • Align left – Make the TikTok post left aligned.
  • Align center – Make the TikTok post alignment centered.
  • Align right – Make the TikTok post right aligned.
  • Wide width – Increase the width of the post beyond the content size.
  • Full width – Extend the TikTok post to cover the full width of the screen.

“Wide width” and “Full width” alignment need to be enabled by the Theme of your site.

Edit URL

Via the edit URL, you can change the TikTok Embed URL in the embed block. Overwrite the existing URL and click on the “Embed” button.

More Options:

Hide Block Settings

The Hide Block Settings option hides (or shows) the Block Setting panel in the editor’s sidebar.


Copy can be used to copy a selected block and then you can paste it wherever you want in the editor.


Duplicate can be used to duplicate selected block.

Insert Before

Insert a new block before the selected block(s).

Insert After

Insert a new block after the selected block(s).

Move To

If you select Move To, you will get a blue line inside your content, you can then use the arrows to move that line up and down to where you want the selected content to be moved into, hitting return on your keyboard at that point moves the block to that position.

Edit as HTML

The Edit as HTML option allows you to modify the HTML code of the embed block.

Add to Reusable blocks

Using the Add to Reusable blocks option lets you add the selected block to a list of reusable blocks, so you can use them on other posts or pages as well.


Select the Group option if you want to create a group of blocks and treat them as a unit. You can for instance add a common background color or other blocks to the group.

Remove Block

With the Remove Block option, you can delete the selected block from your content.

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Block Settings

Besides the Advanced section, the TikTok embed has only one setting in the “Block Settings” sidebar: Media Settings.

Media Settings

Via the Media Settings, you can control the behavior of your post embed when viewed from a smaller device, like on a phone screen.

The Toggle switch turns on or off the resize functionality for smaller devices. The default setting is “on” or blue.

“Off:” This embed may not preserve its aspect ratio when the browser is resized. In the off position, the toggle switch is gray.

“On:” This embed will preserve its aspect ratio when the browser is resized. The toggle switch turns blue in the “On” position.


The advanced tab lets you add a CSS class to your block, allowing you to write custom CSS and style the block as you see fit.

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  • Updated 2020-08-11
    • Screenshots as per WordPress 5.5
    • Added “Move To” and “Copy” section under More Options
  • Created 2020-07-05

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