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#57935 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Native support vk.com videos

Reported by: arskrigitsioniets's profile arskrigitsioniets Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version:
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Description

What problem does this address?
I'm always frustrated when I can't insert a video from Vk.com in my articles and have to use custom HTML+CSS for this. Vk.com is a Russian social net that is very popular in Russian and CIS countries.

What is your proposed solution?
It would be nice if WordPress had native support for VK embed videos, like there's now for YouTube.

Change History (2)

#1 @cadic
14 months ago

WordPress by default is trying to retrieve meta information for the video using the oEmbed https://oembed.com protocol.

vk.com unfortunately doesn't support oEmbed (or support it with a non-standard approach). That's why WordPress can't extract the correct iframe code for VK's video player from the link, and you need to add HTML code yourself.

So, I believe vk.com need to implement oEmbed on their side first, then we can discuss if it's worth to add it to the support list of the Embed Block.

#2 @johnbillion
14 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

That's correct, if VK doesn't support oEmbed then there's nothing that WordPress can do. The ideal solution is that VK supports oEmbed Discovery, then it'll "just work" without WordPress core needing to do anything.

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