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WP Easy Embed


WP Easy Embed allows you to embed videos, images and such via OEmbed service without manually editing the post (or page).
If content provider support additional fields they can be used (right now only vimeo ones are supported)


Plugin is ready for l10n, just a little note – there are two language files to translate,
languages/wp-easy-embed.pot and tinymce/langs/en.js

Plugin’s actions & filters

  • wp_easy_embed_config_{$config_key} filter
  • wp_easy_embed_init action. Runs before any button created
  • wp_easy_embed_additional_field_{$field_type} filter with $args parameter. See below.

Adding support for some provider additional fields

  • Add wp_easy_embed_config_supported_providers filter and push to passed array one more string – provider name (its domain name, please)
  • Add wp_easy_embed_config_supported_attributes_{$provider_name} filter and return assoc array in format, described in next section

Supported Atrributes Array Format

    'Attribute name #1' => array('type' => 'text', 'value' => 'Default value', 'title' => 'Title for field #1')
    , 'Attribute name #2' => array('type' => 'checkbox', 'value' => [true|false], 'title' => 'Title for field #2')
    , 'Attribute name #3' => array('type'=>'select', 'values'=>array('value 1','value 2', ...), 'value' => 'Selected one', 'title' => 'Title for field #3')
    , 'Attribute name #4' => array('type' => 'your own type', 'value' => '', 'title' => 'Title for field #4')

To add type, add filter handler for wp_easy_embed_additional_field_{$field_type} and return html. Name is 1st parameter and config for that attribute is passed in second parameter


  • You can preview how embed will look like before inserting shortcode into post
  • Some providers support additional fields


As usual, upload the folder of WP Easy Embed to the wordpress plugin directory, activate it then.

To alter settings of this plugin, go to Settings->WP Easy Embed.


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Contributors & Developers

“WP Easy Embed” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • multisite issues with activating and deactivating fixed
  • fixed style.css not applying to page
  • fixed js issue – removed ‘provider’ field from [embed] tag
  • reworked inner part even more


  • added additional oembed fields. right now only vimeo ones are supported
  • preview can be hided
  • reworked inner part a bit – reduced calls of get_option to one per instance
  • added loading animation for preview area


  • initial release