After kicking off the oEmbed feature plugin a couple of weeks ago, it’s high time for another status update.
In case you have missed it, the oEmbed API plugin 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 makes WordPress an oEmbed provider, allowing you to embed blog (versus network, site) posts just like YouTube videos or tweets. Of course everything happens with security and ease-of-use in mind.
Embedding a post is super simple!
We made some great progress over the last few weeks. The highlights are:
- Improved test coverage, which led to many fixed bugs
- It seamlessly integrates with the REST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/., but also works perfectly without it
The plugin is very stable so far. We’re looking into bringing it to WordPress.com An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. https://wordpress.com/ for testing, but of course we also need your help to bring this further! Download the plugin from the repository — play with it, break it, and help us fixing all bugs that may appear. We’re always looking for areas to improve.
We’re now mainly working on getting it into shape for an eventual core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. merge proposal and implementing the different oEmbed response types. This means supporting embedding attachment posts and posts with different post formats.
Please, test and report both errors and suggestions either on GitHub or our #feature-oembed Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel. Anyone is welcome to join us!
Next chat: September 7 2015 9pm UTC