With the H5P plugin you can create Interactive Videos, powerpoint-like Course Presentations, Memory Games and much more all without touching a single line of code!
Tens of thousands of H5P’s are created every week by universities and organisations all over the world.
Here’s a demonstration of how to create a H5P Interactive Video, one of the most popular content types. It allows content creators to easily add interactions to videos:
As you can see, there really is no limit to what can be done with interactive content in WordPress.
The H5P community has created a huge variety of content types, ranging from the simple and functional Course Presentation and Memory Game, to the advanced and futuristic Speak the Words.
New content types are being developed by the H5P community all the time, check them out on the examples and downloads page on H5P.org.
Why use H5P to create interactive content?
H5P is Open and Free
H5P software is open and free to use, licensed primarily with MIT licenses – one of the most open and safe licenses. This means that nobody can start to suddenly charge money for you to continue using H5P or continue to have access to your content and the tools you need to maintain them.
H5P is Exportable
H5P was designed to make sharing interactive content as easy as sharing an image or a video. If you create an Interactive Video on one WordPress site, you will be able to easily export it to any other WordPress, Drupal and Moodle site as well. Many more platform integrations are on the way. In addition, H5P content types are embeddable just like a youtube video onto any website.
H5P is International
With solid multi-lingual support and dozens of active translators, H5P content types are accessible to an international audience. Almost all of the content types have been translated to both French and German and many more languages being contributed by the community every week.
1. Log on to your WP-admin interface. Under Plugins in the admin menu, press Add new.
2. Search for H5P in the plugins search field and press Install Now under the H5P plugin.
3. The H5P plugin will now be installed. Once the installation is completed successfully, click on Activate Plugin.
H5P should now appear in the list of installed plugins. After successful activation, all the content types are installed automatically.
You should also see a link called H5P Content in the admin menu.
You can now start creating your own interactive content. New H5P activities can be created by clicking ‘Add New’ in this menu.
Creating Your First H5P
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:
Once you’ve downloaded an H5P Content Type and created your question, adding it to a post is as simple as pressing the Add H5P button:
Select the H5P you want to add to the post from the list that appears. A tag (e.g. [h5p id=”1″]) will be added to the text field representing the H5P content.
I hope this has been a straightforward introduction to adding interactive content to your WordPress blog. Feel free to create an account at H5P.org and join the community discussion on the forums. There you’ll be able to talk to and learn from other WordPress users who are creating and sharing H5P content. Good luck!