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Vimeo is a popular video-sharing service. With the Vimeo block, you can embed videos from Vimeo into your WordPress website. You don’t need a Vimeo account to be able to use it. You can only embed all public Vimeo videos.

When embedded, a Vimeo video would look like this inside your WordPress post or page.

Embedded Vimeo Video:

Steps to Embed a Vimeo Video:

1. Find the URL of the Vimeo video

Find your video on, and copy the URL of the video from the browser bar.

2. Add a Vimeo Embed block to your post

Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.

3. Paste the Vimeo URL from Step 1

4. Click the Embed button

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

If you use a 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 to link.

5. You’ll see the Vimeo player on your WordPress editor if you successfully embed a Vimeo video

Block Toolbar

Besides the Mover and Drag & Drop Handle, the Block Toolbar for Vimeo embed shows four buttons:

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

Transform to

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

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

Change Alignment

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

Note: To take advantage of Wide width and Full width alignment, your theme needs to support it. 

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.

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Block Settings

Besides the Advanced section, the Vimeo 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. For a Vimeo embed there are default CSS classes to allow for responsive handling of the embed when viewed on smaller devices like mobile phones.

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  • Created on 2021-03-15

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