Automatically Create Tags for WordPress Posts with Video and Media

We had an interesting question from a TaxoPress user this week. They wanted to know if it was possible to automatically create tags for posts that contain videos and other media files.

Yes, this is possible, and in this guide we’ll show you how it’s done.


Step #1. Find the keywords to trigger TaxoPress

The first step is to find the keywords you can use to trigger TaxoPress. These keywords must be included in your embed code if you want this process to work accurately every time.

In this example below, we have a Vimeo video embedded in a WordPress post:

If I click the “Edit as HTML” option for the block, this next image shows the result. This is the embed code for the video. We can use this code to trigger TaxoPress and add terms. There are several keywords we can use here, including “video”, “Vimeo”, and “embed”.

Let’s take a look at an example from a YouTube video. There are several keywords we can use here, including “video”, “YouTube”, and “embed”.


Step #2. Add the keywords as Terms

The next task is to add your keywords as terms. In the image below, I’ve added both “Video” and “Vimeo” as Tags.


Step #3. Set up Auto Terms

Next, we’ll set up the feature that can scan your content and automatically assign terms.

  • Go to “TaxoPress” then “”.
  • Edit one of your Auto Terms.
  • Choose the “Taxonomy” that has the terms that you created in Step #2.
  • Choose the “Post Types” you want to run this process on.
  • Go to the “Sources” tab.
  • Make sure the “Existing taxonomy terms” box is checked.
  • Click “Save Auto Terms”.

Step #4. Test your new TaxoPress Configuration

You can now text the new configuration on your site. I’m going back to the example at the beginning of this guide. When I save this post, TaxoPress will automatically scan the content and add the “Vimeo” and “Video” terms to this post.