WordPress.com oEmbed Provider API Now Available

Last week, we introduced support for OAuth2 and launched develop.wordpress.com, as we’re eager to empower the developer community to extend WordPress.com in new and meaningful ways.

Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of our new oEmbed Provider API, yet another way to make it easy for third-party services and their respective audiences to share and consume content.

oEmbed is a format for allowing an embedded representation of a URL on third-party sites. The simple API allows a website to display embedded content (such as photos or videos) when a user posts a link to that resource, without having to parse the resource directly.

Same post, multiple formats

The API supports any WordPress.com URL, any WordPress.com-hosted domain or subdomain (EG: http://techcrunch.com/, http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/) as well as WP.me shortlinks pointing to WordPress.com-hosted sites.

Hop over to develop.wordpress.com and see the oEmbed Provider API documentation for more information. Keep impressing the world with innovative ways to use the wonderful breadth of content created by our millions of talented bloggers!

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  1. parasdoshi.com

    I love the way the content sharing features are being embraced by WP!

    • Stephane Daury

      Thank you! We love to see what other developers come up with, and our stats keep telling us how much our users like having their (public) content shared in as many meaningful ways as possible. :)

  2. Eric

    Awesome update!

  3. Chorwin

    Pretty good method to allow to allow sharing of video on non-youtube site.

  4. Neatstat.com

    looks like very powerful API.. I will use this API on my tech blogs :)
    One quick question, what if a url contain 5 or 10 posts, will this API embed all the posts?

  5. Iñigo

    simply wow!

  6. nelson RN

    I love this! Thanks!

  7. jakesprinter

    Thanks for support

  8. Bell Toh

    Cool. Can’t wait to try it out. Thanks

  9. Sopheak.P

    Great job! Keep going and I want to see this works for everyone!
    Thanks WP.com! :D

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  11. betanixnews

    wordpress finding new ways!

  12. Intelligent Challenge

    Openness for the win!

  13. J

    Nice. WordPress is really going for extension.

  14. masbadar

    Must try it..


    Good Job!

  16. श्रेया

    couldn’t understand how to use it on my wordpress.com blog.

  17. Admin

    Really nice update Thanks for making WP more user friendly……. keep up the good work

  18. charikinya

    Well done

  19. jcaltagirone

    Cool feature. Is this only for wordpress.com hosted sites? Can I use it running my own local instance of WP?

  20. imaginethespirit

    I don’t understand about that…!

  21. Brandon

    This is awesome!

  22. portaleazzurro

    Thanks for all the new features!

  23. Charlousie

    Great! :)

  24. Carl D'Agostino

    None of my subscriptions are coming in notify me new post and notify me new comments. Settings at notify me instantly. Nobody understands problem. Can you help please.

  25. Stuart

    Wonder if this will let some smart developer to come up with a way to output a blog (including photos etc) to a printable format, such as PDF? Being able to backup ones blog has been around for ages, but I’d like to be able to print the content/transfer it to Word or sim to look at repurposing some of the content to book (either paper or electronic).

    Irrespective, fascinated to see what app developers can do with these tools. Boosting readership is fundamental to the whole blogging experience. It isn’t just a matter of build it and they will come.

  26. cwgunsmithing

    I appreciate all the work that goes into this site what a great tool!

  27. Tyler

    Is it possible to use this API with App Inventor?

  28. Sagacious Himself

    now wp can be a platform for even more third party ads: hulu et al

  29. lowcostguccibags

    must have a try! Thanks !

  30. drecksscheisse

    Wow! This is awesome! :)

  31. anchormortgagecorporation

    I really don’t even understand that. I guess I’m too old. Ha!

  32. frankmwenda

    Wow! Embed is all I was lacking in WP…. now I am good to go! Thank you… Cheers to more BLOGGING!


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