21 Comments

  1. Josh Pollock

    Yes and I love them. They make creating internal cross links and links to related content easy and attractive. Big fan. I want to make a plugin that will make a non-WordPress link display link that.

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    • Jeff Chandler

      Glad to hear from a fan of the feature. I like them too and don’t mind the feature in core, I just haven’t found many instances in where they make sense in the articles I write for the Tavern. I’d probably use them more often on a site that’s less rigid such as my personal site on WordPress.com.

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  2. Jesse

    Nope, and we force disable it for all our clients too! :)

    Extra javascript/security issues, not to mention stability/bandwidth…

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  3. Jose

    I have used it once or twice but I don’t currently use it as much as I should.

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  4. Jon

    I’ve never used it, and frankly, didn’t realize it existed as a feature. However, I can imagine using it now that I know it exists.

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  5. fastasleep

    I use it all the time. It’s one of those things where you used to have to go find a plugin for easy video embeds via shortcode or button (like Viper’s, etc), but now just works on its own. Perhaps there should be either an option in Settings to disable it, or a method (shortcode) to use to insert a URL as is that would otherwise get converted via oEmbed. Something like:

    [noembed http://youtu.be/lkdjfsldkjf ]

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  6. Neal Umphred

    JEFF

    I voted NO above because it’s so: I never use oEmbedding.

    But I just did use it on a couple of my sites and I like it!

    Thanks for the tip/reminder.

    NEAL

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  7. Robert McClellan

    I do quite a bit, and encourage my network users to as well.

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  8. Jeff Chandler

    It went straight to spam. I rescued it though.

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    • Rahul DC

      :) I just started blogging I didn’t even comment on any blog to make Akismet think I am a spammer. Just tried on my blog. So the Blog of the article I am embedding should have the embed feature enabled. So I have to figure out how to do it on my internal links.

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  9. Drew Jaynes

    I think it’s fairly easy to dismiss this feature from the context of specifically embedding posts. If you aren’t really generating a lot of written content and doing cross-referencing, it’s easy to see how this feature seems like something the casual user has very little use for.

    That said, where this feature really shines is when you break out of the blog or content-focused scenarios into areas like e-commerce, where you can now embed products or reviews or recipes or testimonials or anything else you can dream up where previously it would’ve been very difficult to package that information up in a reliable way and allow for external embeds.

    The fact that the embed templates are themselves customizeable on a per-post type basis makes this an incredibly powerful yet simple-to-implement feature any plugin or theme developer can leverage.

    To give you something to think about, I’m pretty sure WooCommerce supports embedding products elsewhere. Imagine if you could embed an entire category of products on another site. Virtual storefronts wouldn’t be too far off the mark. And to think that making that possible might be as simple as dropping a product archive link into the page and WordPress handling the embed logic, is pretty mind blowing.

    I don’t think we’ve come close to fully realizing the potential of content embeds in WordPress yet. I really look forward to seeing how developers leverage this in interesting ways going forward.

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  10. Ridha Penerjemah

    Yes, but not very often and I like this feature.

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  11. Sallie Goetsch (rhymes with sketch)

    I use it when I want to quote an article that mentions me. (Yup, it’s all about me.) Though when I went to include the WordCamp LAX speaker interview, the embed looked kind of wonky and I switched over to Content Cards, which did a better display. I haven’t had time to investigate it–WP embeds were displaying fine before. (I could not, however, say “before WHAT.”)

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  12. Shane Gowland

    Yup, I use it quite often for “roundup” posts.

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  13. Gustavo Rodrigues da Silva

    I found very interesting and cool functionality, but honestly used once or twice and I have in mind to use then. I consider that the appeal breaks the post content flow, and me look heavier. I prefer the good old link, either in text or image and its caption.

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  14. Ahmad Pram Prayogo Pangestu

    I was use oembed feature, i very love it.
    It look like lifehacker.com style when they mention an article.
    For me it my way to reduce bounce rate on my site :D

    Thank you WordPress

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  15. Rahul DC

    Still trying to figure out the feature. I would love to try embed for few articles in my site. I don’t know if it’s inbuilt feature or should I use a Plugin? If it’s inbuilt feature, my theme has a different feature for direct link inserts in the post which displays as a quote with the title. May be that’s an issue. So many things to figure out. I am researching about it that’s how I ended up here.

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  16. Tyler

    I created a Q&A Quora type site and the oEmbed is huge for sharing media without a full editor. Users have utilized the feature mostly to embed Youtube or Imgur media.

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  17. Dave Loodts

    Don’t use it because i have no design control over it.

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