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.
Aug 29th at 12:07 am
This is wonderful. It really opens up new possibilities.
Aug 29th at 1:53 am
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!
Aug 29th at 2:22 am
Really looking foward to this!
Aug 29th at 2:50 am
For my usual updates on Twitter, I show my preferred Favorites Tweets on monthly WordPress Posts.
Aug 29th at 3:11 am
#HAPPYDANCE! #THANKYOU! #WPRocks!
Aug 29th at 3:41 am
super excited about this!
Aug 29th at 3:59 am
wow, really great new feature!
Aug 29th at 4:17 am
This is freaking awesome. It just made blogging for me like 3223454235235 times easier. Thanks guys!
Aug 29th at 5:26 am
Thank you very much I search youtube alot for post videos
Aug 29th at 8:40 am
can I use it in wordpress hosted site
Aug 29th at 8:05 pm
Reblogged this on Jade Ducksbury's Conservation Blog.
Aug 29th at 10:59 pm
Thank’s .. I’ll try ..
Aug 30th at 2:53 am
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!
Aug 30th at 9:46 am
A good service just comes better!!!
Aug 30th at 5:15 pm
Cool feature. I will definitely try it out soon. Thanks.
Aug 30th at 8:50 pm
Happy about your changes
Sep 1st at 2:16 am
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Sep 1st at 3:39 am
Reblogged this on blogosphere.
Sep 1st at 7:42 am
Reblogged this on Hazara.
Sep 1st at 6:14 pm
Very nice!! A great addition.
Sep 1st at 9:24 pm
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?
Sep 2nd at 11:09 pm
Used it today for a YouTube video. Thanks!
Sep 3rd at 12:39 am
Very cool. Finally
Sep 3rd at 5:59 pm
would be very nice if there’s embedded pics then…
Sep 4th at 6:49 pm
I discovered this feature the other day. I think that it’s great!