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Opened 15 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#10526 closed feature request (maybelater)

oEmbed provider

Reported by: candrews's profile candrews Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: General Keywords: dev-feedback
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Wordpress would benefit from having an oEmbed provider. Having one would allow oEmbed consuming sites (such as those powered by laconica) to embed Wordpress content automatically.

Change History (8)

#1 @Viper007Bond
15 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.9 to Future Release

Just for clarification for everyone: he's talking about a provider, not a consumer.

Example: link to one of your WordPress posts on another site and the content of the post could be read and embedded.

#2 @mrmist
15 years ago

As I said on the dev chat I reckon the provider side of this sits firmly in plugin land at the moment, simply due to the likely amount of take up weighed against any possible downsides (bloat, etc.). So it gets a -1 from me at the moment for core. Maybe wayyyy in the future, when people know about it.

#3 @Viper007Bond
15 years ago

-1 from me as well BTW. It'd almost never get used, so it's plugin territory... for now.

#4 @Otto42
15 years ago

+1 from me, but not in 2.9.


  • Many popular aggregator sites, such as Digg, get this information and use it correctly.
  • There's enough supported in oEmbed to make it useful. A post could be represented by the "rich" type. Attachments could get the "photo", "audio", or "video" types, depending on the attachment.
  • You could implement this as a new type of "feed" in WordPress quite simply. It's just an XML document with some of the content in it.

Maybe for 3.0 or 2.9.1 or something.

#5 @Viper007Bond
15 years ago

It'd be 3.0. New features don't go into minor releases.

#6 @edwardw
13 years ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback added; oembed embed removed

Suggesting close, but waiting for core dev feedback on this one. Two years stale - not sure what has changed over the past two years.

Some relevant links:

#7 @Viper007Bond
13 years ago

I've kind-of-sorta come around on this since implemented it, but I still think it's plugin territory. Maybe the code can get rolled into Jetpack.

#8 @nacin
13 years ago

  • Milestone Future Release deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

Sounds like something worthy of Jetpack/ to implement. (Might be interesting for the plugin, too.) I doubt you'll find much traction among the core devs for this. There's a bit of a sentiment that implementing oEmbed was a bit hasty and possibly something that shouldn't have been developed for core. Thinking it's time to maybelater this, for now.

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