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Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#27958 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Add Wistia to oEmbed providers whitelist

Reported by: morganestes's profile morganestes Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.0
Component: Embeds Keywords: has-patch close
Focuses: Cc:


Wistia is a video streaming host for marketing with an oEmbed endpoint and a good API. Their official plugin adds oEmbed to any WP install, and their video embed code generator recommends using oEmbed for WordPress over other options.

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Disclosure: I am a customer of Wistia and have contributed to the plugin and documentation site.

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Add Wistia endpoint to oEmbed whitelist.

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Change History (15)

9 years ago

Add Wistia endpoint to oEmbed whitelist.

#1 @morganestes
9 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

#2 @johnbillion
9 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 4.0

Moving to 4.0 for consideration.

#3 @MikeHansenMe
9 years ago

As SSL has been a recent topic for inclusion. Wistia allows for http or https.

This ticket was mentioned in IRC in #wordpress-dev by johnbill_. View the logs.

9 years ago

#5 @johnbillion
9 years ago

  • Milestone 4.0 deleted
  • Resolution set to maybelater
  • Status changed from new to closed

Unlike the other oEmbed providers that we've added for 4.0, I'm not so convinced about Wistia's establishment or popularity. While its WordPress plugin has a reasonable number of downloads, the other numbers (Twitter followers, general Google search results, etc) aren't so great. Not a lot of people seem to be talking about Wistia.

We can revisit this down the line.

#6 @Standish
9 years ago

More and more people are using Wistia as a solution for professional video sharing. Please consider adding the site to the oEmbed's list.


#7 @SiamKreative
8 years ago

Wistia is indeed pretty good. It gives move valuable insights than YouTube. It is of course not as popular as YouTube & Vimeo, but I think it's one of the best alternatives out there.

#8 follow-up: @rainbowgeek
7 years ago

  • Resolution maybelater deleted
  • Severity changed from normal to major
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Please add Wistia! It's a great platform!

#9 in reply to: ↑ 8 @peterwilsoncc
7 years ago

Replying to rainbowgeek:

It will help with the decision process if you answer the questions on whitelisting providers

Without an obvious listing of publicly accessible videos, I can't see the benefit of putting it in core over the offical plugin.

#10 @peterwilsoncc
7 years ago

  • Severity changed from major to normal

#11 @netweb
7 years ago

  • Milestone set to Awaiting Review

#12 @johnbillion
7 years ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

In addition, if Wistia supports oEmbed discovery and uses an iframe for its oEmbeds, it will be supported via the oEmbed discovery which was enabled along with WordPress embeds in 4.4 and thus negates the requirement to be whitelisted.

Similar discussion on #27658.

#13 @morganestes
7 years ago

  • Keywords close added; reporter-feedback removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

It's neat that there's still interest here, and I think Wistia is a great platform, but with their official plugin, updated API, and support for oEmbed out of the gate, I don't see any reason to add Wistia to the providers list in core anymore.

#14 @rainbowgeek
7 years ago

I misspoke, sorry, I meant the Wistia support to the readme.txt on the official WordPress plugins directory. Currently limited to YouTube and Vimeo.

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