oEmbed Update: September 9th

Another week, another status update for the oEmbed feature plugin!

The following things changed in 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 compared to last week:

  • Further accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) improvements (props @afercia, @joedolson) by removing headings from the iframeiframe iFrame is an acronym for an inline frame. An iFrame is used inside a webpage to load another HTML document and render it. This HTML document may also contain JavaScript and/or CSS which is loaded at the time when iframe tag is parsed by the user’s browser. content.
  • Better embeds for image attachments
  • thumbnail_url, thumbnail_width and thumbnail_height are now sent in the oEmbed endpoint response if available.
  • Major refactoring to make an possible coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. merge easier (props @pfefferle)
  • Many bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. fixes thanks to improved test coverage. About 90% of the codebase is covered now!

On Monday there was also our weekly chat. The following things were discussed:

  • @pento will be working on implementing the plugin WordPress.comWordPress.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/, giving us a larger userbase with hopefully great feedback.
  • In general, we need more testers. So if you have a website, no matter if large or small, go give it a try!
  • The core merge window is getting closer. We opened a couple of issues according to the feature plugin checklist to help us get there.
  • We’ll reach out to various core teams to get feedback on different aspects of the plugin, like inline docsinline docs (phpdoc, docblock, xref), accessibility, user flow, etc.

As always,the latest version of the plugin is available on the plugin repository. Errors and suggestions can be either reported on GitHub or our #feature-oembed 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/. channel.

Next chat: September 14 2015 9pm UTC

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