oEmbed Chat Summary – July 20th, 2015

Yesterday we held our first weekly chat in #feature-oembed. Hooray! There were quite a few participants already, which is great.

Logs can be found here: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/feature-oembed/p1437426031000036


  • There’s a proof-of-concept oEmbed implementation in the develop branch on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ (demo):
  • We agreed on keeping the embeds simple and minimally styled.
  • As expected, there was quite a discussion about the direction to pursue. There are basically two ways for doing this:
    1. WordPress has an oEmbed endpoint and returns HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. people can embed
    2. WordPress has no endpoint. We scrape the referenced websites to get data for a preview. Kinda like Facebook, SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. or Twitter show previews for links.
  • We decided on first finishing the HTML, as we need that anyway. After that we can focus on the next steps.

Development happens on GitHub, where we’ll be filing a couple of issues to work on until Monday. Anyone is welcome to contribute to the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party.

Next chat: Monday, July 27, 2015 21:00 UTC

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