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How to Use TikTok Video in WordPress

If you are a parent or spend much time online, you know TikTok. The platform is famous for the short, vertical video format that has spread to YouTube, Instagram, and even more business-focused social networks such as LinkedIn.

TikTok’s engaging and dynamic format has made it a global sensation, attracting millions of users of all ages.

Here at MetaSlider, a lot of our customers produce videos for their business. Previously those videos were for YouTube, Vimeo, and Instagram. Now many are adding TikTok too. In this guide, I’ll reveal three ways to show TikTok videos on your WordPress website.


Option #1. Single TikTok video embeds

The simplest way to add a TikTok video to your site is with a Gutenberg block. This is part of the WordPress core and doesn’t require any extra plugins. When writing a post, search for the “TikTok” block, as in this screenshot.

TikTok video block in WordPress

You can then enter the full URL for your video. Click the “Embed” button.

TikTok video embed in WordPress

You will now be able to see the TikTok video in your post. If you don’t see the video immediately, check that your browser doesn’t have any adblockers or social media blocking extensions.

TikTok video in WordPress

Option #2. A feed of your TikTok videos

If you regularly post new videos to TikTok, you can consider adding an automatic feed of your new videos. I recommend the QuadLayers TikTok Feed plugin for this. After installing the plugin, you will need to authorize it using your TikTok account.

  • Click the blue “Add TikTok account” button in the Settings area.
TikTok feed settings
  • On the next screen, you’ll be asked to log into your TikTok account:
Login to your TikTok account
  • You will now be asked to confirm that you’re giving permission for the plugin to read data from your profile.
Give TikTok account access to WordPress
  • Once that’s finished, you’ll have a shortcode you can use to embed a gallery of your videos in your post. This image below shows three TikTok videos in the default layout provided by the QuadLayers TikTok Feed plugin.
default layout provided by the QuadLayers TikTok Feed plugin

Option #3. Create a TikTok slideshow

TikTok Slides are available in MetaSlider Pro. TikTok Slides will display a video in your slideshow directly from TikTok.com.

  • Click the “Add Slide” button to launch the Media Manager.
Add new slide for TikTok
  • Select “TikTok” from the left.
  • Paste any TikTok URL into the text input.
  • Click the “Add to slideshow” button.
Add TikTok video to slideshow
  • You will now see a new slider with a preview of your TikTok video:
TikTok video slide
  • Choose a good height and width for your videos. TikTok videos use a 16:9 aspect ratio. Click here for more details on recommended sizes. So in the right sidebar, choose an appropriate height and width. 325px wide and 540px high is a common choice.
TikTok video size

TikTok slides will work with any theme, but we do provide a theme called “Social Play” that is specifically optimized for vertical, social videos.

Social media videos in slideshow

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