H5P Guides

Set up H5P for WordPress

Download and install WordPress

Skip this step if you already have a working WordPress installation.

Install the H5P plugin

1. Log on to your WP-admin interface.
2. Under Plugins in the admin menu, press Add new

3. Search for H5P in the plugins search field and press Install Now under the H5P plugin

4. The H5P plugin will now be installed. Once the installation is completed successfully, click on Activate Plugin

5. H5P should now appear in the list of installed plugins. 

6. You should also see a link called H5P Content in the admin menu.

Install content types

Now your plugin is set up and you can start creating H5P Content. After you click on "Add new" The H5P Hub will load - offering you a variety of content types to pick from.
Below you can see how to get new content types from the H5P Hub.

Here you can find Tutorials how to create content using different content types. 
Once you have created a content, you can add it to a page or post. 

Add H5P content to a page or post


  1. Login to your admin interface
  2. Under Post in the admin menu, press Add new
  3. Give your post a title
  4. Press the Add H5P button above the post body text field to add H5P content

  5. Select the H5P you want to add to the post from the list that appears. A tag (e.g. [h5p id="1"]) will be included in the text field representing the H5P content. 
  6. Add text and other content to the post as you please
  7. Publish the post and view it to see the H5P content

Installing Manually

1. Visit H5P in the WordPress plugin directory. Download and extract the H5P package. 

2. Place a copy of the h5p folder on your server within the folder /wp-content/plugins/

3. Navigate to your WordPress installation in your web browser and Login to the admin interface and activate the plugin. You can now start creating your own interactive content. 

Special WordPress settings

An overview of special WordPress settings may be found on the WordPress Customization page.

For more information about the H5P plugin for WordPress, check out the H5P page in the WordPress plugin directory.