WordPress 3.4 Green Automagically Embeds Tweets

Great new functionality in the new version of WordPress 3.4 Green – custom embeds for Tweets. Glad to see WP is adding support for new media types, and reaching through URL’s to custom format. Other features of WordPress 3.4 in the codex changelog.


They’ve actually already been doing this with sites like Flickr and YouTube, by way of the OEmbed Protocol, and it looks like 3.4’s integration with Twitter really is just an extension of oEmbed. Nice going! According to WordPress, oEmbed now works with these sites:

  • YouTube (only public videos and playlists – “unlisted” and “private” videos will not embed)
  • Vimeo
  • DailyMotion
  • blip.tv
  • Flickr (both videos and images)
  • Viddler
  • Hulu
  • Qik
  • Revision3
  • Scribd
  • Photobucket
  • PollDaddy
  • WordPress.tv (only VideoPress-type videos for the time being)
  • SmugMug (WordPress 3.0+)
  • FunnyOrDie.com (WordPress 3.0+)
  • Twitter (WordPress 3.4+)

More on oEmbed in my previous post “Using oEmbed for Dynamic, Futureproof Embedded Videos and Photos