It’s easier than ever to add another dimension to your posts with embedded videos or tweets: announcing the Media Explorer, a new media curation tool that lets you add trending content from Twitter and YouTube without ever leaving your post editor!
To access the Media Explorer, simply click “Add Media” while editing a post, as you would to insert a photo. You’ll see a couple of new options below the familiar image tools: The Twitter Explorer lets you find tweets by keyword or hashtag, by tweets to or from a specific user, and by geographic location — search for tweets using any of those parameters right in the same window: Want eyewitness stories on some breaking news? You can pull tweets from people on the ground into your blog ASAP — the geographic search is the next best thing to having someone there: The YouTube Explorer changes the way you’ll find video to embed into your posts. Before, you opened a separate browser tab, went to YouTube, searched for the video, and then copied/pasted the URL back into your post. Now, you can find the perfect clip and embed it — no leaving the edit screen, and no URL needed: For more on how it works, check out this video demonstration:
The Media Explorer will be coming to Jetpack soon, so self-hosted WordPress sites can also take advantage of easy embeds. (If you’re interested, you can find the code on GitHub.) If you’d like to learn more about how it was developed, take a look at this post from John Blackbourn of Code for the People, our partner in making this happen.
This is wonderful. It really opens up new possibilities.
Nice feature! Just tried for the first time on a post… embedding tweets… later, will try to embed youtube videos… one step at a time! http://wp.me/p1oMvI-4sW Thank you! I plan to use it more! :o
Really looking foward to this!
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super excited about this!
wow, really great new feature!
This is freaking awesome. It just made blogging for me like 3223454235235 times easier. Thanks guys!
Thank you very much I search youtube alot for post videos
can I use it in wordpress hosted site
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Thank’s .. I’ll try .. :D
Beautiful. My students will all be grateful. And if they are not, I will be just because that is one less video tutorial I don’t have to make!
A good service just comes better!!!
Cool feature. I will definitely try it out soon. Thanks.
Happy about your changes
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Very nice!! A great addition.
Looks good and I might try it but, as I have most of the youtube vids I want to use in my blog, bookmarked, will the Youtube shortcode still work?
Used it today for a YouTube video. Thanks!
Very cool. Finally
would be very nice if there’s embedded pics then…
I discovered this feature the other day. I think that it’s great!