Coub Wordpress Plugin

Warning. This API is no longer supported and deprecated since Feb 1, 2021.

You can simplify embedding coubs to Wordpress-powered sites with the Coub Wordpress plugin. With this plugin installed you can embed a coub by pressing Add Media → Insert from URL, via [embed] shortcode; or simply paste the coub’s url in a separate line, and it will automatically become an embed.


  • In your WordPress Dashboard go to “Plugins” → “Add Plugin”.
  • Search for “Coub”.
  • Install the plugin by pressing the “Install” button.
  • Activate the plugin by pressing the “Activate” button.

How do I embed videos from Coub?

With this plugin you can use the URL to embed videos. Just paste the video URL into your post editor:

How do I set custom dimentions to my videos? In WordPress 4.2 you cab double click the embedded video to set max width and max height dimentions. It will add the WordPress [embed] shortcode:

[embed width="600" height="400"][/embed]

Note: Doing it the WordPress way, using the [embed] shortcode, is backwards and forward compatible, and it works with all the themes.


  • Use WordPress automatic updates to upgrade to the latest version. Ensure to backup your site just in case.

Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress version 3.5 or greater.
  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater.
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater.

Recommended Requirements

  • The latest WordPress version.
  • PHP version 5.4 or greater.
  • MySQL version 5.5 or greater.