oEmbed WordPress Guide – 35+ Supported Websites

oEmbed Supported websites whitelist WordPress

I am sure many of you use this oEmbed feature in WordPress to embed content directly from popular websites such as Youtube and Twitter. 

oEmbed definitely makes it easy to embed videos, images, tweets etc. in WordPress. All you have to do is simply insert the URL of the source in the content area of your WordPress blog.

But did you know that there are more than 30 such websites that you can directly embed content from in your WordPress blog?

In this post, we will explore oEmbed and the list of all those websites that you can simply use URL to embed content from in your WordPress blog.

oEmbed in WordPress

First, how does embedding content works in WordPress?

The embed feature in WordPress is powered by a format called oEmbed which allows an embedded representation of a URL on third party sites.

As defined in WordPress codex, oEmbed is a protocol for site A (such as your blog) to ask site B (such as YouTube) for the HTML needed to embed content from site B.

To embed content from one of the supporting websites, just past the resource URL own its own in the content area. For example, I have posted link for one of the tweets below.

Adding oEmbed in WordPress

WordPress will instantly render that content when you are on visual mode of your editor. This is what the above URL looks like instantly.

Twitter oEmbed in WordPress

List of Supported Websites in WordPress

The WordPress codex maintains the list of all supported platforms as a Whitelist. I have looked into all of those platforms and tried embedded content from most of those services in this post (As this website is delivered over SSL, I didn't include those that do not support SSL yet).

I hope the post makes you aware of the supported whitelist services so that you do not need to search for the embed code next time from these platforms.

The list is arranged alphabetically, so feel free to scroll down and just look for the platform that you want to confirm or see how the embed might look.

1. Animoto

WordPress lets you embed your videos from the Animoto platform. Animoto is a popular video platform used by over 13 million people.

Animoto Video Maker Photo Slideshow Maker Animoto

The feature has been supported recently as of WordPress version 4.0.

2. Blip

Latest Update: support for Blip oEmbed has been discontinued as of WordPress version 4.4.

You can embed Blip video simply with its URL in WordPress content area.

Watch Best Online Video Web Series Blip

Blip has been supported since WordPress version 2.9. This is what embedding video from Blip looks like.

3. CollegeHumor

Popular website CollegeHumor videos are supported by WordPress recently as of WordPress version 4.0.

CollegeHumor Funny Videos

4. DailyMotion

DailyMotion is a popular video sharing website and its videos have been supported for a long time since WordPress version 2.9.

dailymotion video sharing website

5. EmbedArticles

EmbedArticles is another supported platform for various oEmbed types from the website. WordPress has been supporting since it version 3.9.
Note: Although this service has been listed on WordPress codex, I am not sure how popular it is currently or if users still embed articles from here.

6. Flickr Videos & Images

Flickr Videos & Images are the most popular and frequently used services on WordPress supported since version 2.9.

Flickr Photo and Video Sharing Website

Here’s one of the images (taken by Luca Sartoni at recent WordCamp Europe 2015) embedded directly from Flickr.

URL used:  https://flic.kr/p/v51Mad

7. FunnyOrDie.com

FunnyOrDie.com videos have been supported as of WordPress version 3.0.

Funny or Die Website

8. Hulu

Streaming service – Hulu’s Videos are supported since WordPress version 2.9 making it easy to embed TV Shows and clips from Hulu.

wordpress Search HULU online TV

9. Imgur

Imgur is a huge online image sharing community and WordPress supports embedding images since version 3.9.

Imgur WPism Images

10. Instagram

One of the most popular social media platforms, Instagram's images can be embedded directly in WordPress posts. The feature has been supported since WordPress version 3.5.

WPism on Instagram Images

Here’s an image that I took at WordCamp London and shared on WPism's Instagram.

URL used: https://instagram.com/p/0gJ_DfNaRS/

View this post on Instagram

Wordcamp London 2015! #WPldn

A post shared by WPism (@wpism) on

11. iSnare

iSnare articles are supported to embed starting with version WordPress 2.9.

isnare articles WordPress

Note: Again not sure how popular iSnare is today. It difficult even connecting to the website.

12. Issuu

A popular digital publishing platform, Issuu’s documents are supported for embeds starting with recent WordPress 4.0.

ISSUU Magazine WordPress

13. Kickstarter

Kickstarter projects have been supported starting with the most recent release of WordPress 4.2.

Kickstarter WordPress Project

This is what a Kickstarter project embed looks like;

URL used: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/johnonolan/ghost-just-a-blogging-platform

14. Meetup.com

There are several WordPress meetups organised via Meetup.com and it's certainly worth to have support for it. Meetup.com events can be embedded starting with WordPress 3.9.

WordPress Meetups on Meetup.com

15. Mixcloud

MixCloud’s music and radio streams are supported as embed in WordPress starting with recent WordPress 4.0.

MixCloud Embeds with WordPress

16. Photobucket

Photobucket is a popular image and video hosting website and its images have been supported for embeds starting with WordPress version 2.9.

Photo and Image Hosting Service Photobucket

17. PollDaddy

PollDaddy is an Automattic service that allows creating Polls, ratings, and surveys. Polls & Surveys from the platform are embeddable since WordPress 3.0.

Online survey software PollDaddy

Here’s what a poll will look with the url used below.

URL used: https://poll.fm/5cnk0

18. Rdio

Rdio is one of the leading music services and its Music service is supported as embeds in WordPress since WordPress 3.6.

Music Services Rdio

19. Revision3

Powered by Discovery digital network, Revision3 produces weekly and daily TV episodes. Its TV shows have been supported as of WordPress 2.9.

Revision3 TV Shows

20. Scribd

Scribd is a digital books and documents subscription service and its Documents can be embedded in WordPress since WordPress 2.9.

Scribd Documents Service

21. SlideShare

SlideShare is one of the most popular services to share your PowerPoint presentations, word documents and Adobe PDF portfolios. SlideShare’s Presentation slideshows have embeds support as of WordPress 3.5.

WordPress on SlideShare

22. SmugMug

SmugMug is another photos and website service and its photos and galleries have been supported for oEmbed as of WordPress 3.0.

Photo Sharing SmugMug

23. SoundCloud

SoundCloud is a popular online audio music service. Its music is supported for oEmbed as of WordPress 3.5. You can also learn more about its WordPress integration from their blog here.

SoundCloud World Sounds WordPress

Here's a sample SoundCloud track shared below to see how it looks.

URL used: https://soundcloud.com/pat-strawser/sets/wordpress-tutorial

24. Spotify

One of the most popular music streaming services, Spotify is supported for embeds as of WordPress 3.6.

Music for everyone Spotify

25. TED

TED has the best inspiring videos which are fully supported for embeds in WordPress since WordPress 4.0.

TED WordPress Ideas worth spreading

Here’s one of my favourite videos from TED to show you how it looks.

26. Tumblr

Tumblr is one of the most popular social networking websites and various content types from the platform are supported for oEmbed starting with WordPress 4.2.

Tumblr WordPress Embeds

27. Twitter

Twitter is probably one of the most used services to embed content (Tweets) into WordPress posts. One of the most popular social media platforms, Twitter’s content has been supported for oEmbed starting with WordPress 3.4.

WordPress on Twitter Official

Here's how the first tweet from our Twitter profile looks like;

28. Vimeo

Vimeo is a popular video sharing website and its videos are supported for oEmbed starting with WordPress 2.9.

Vimeo Watch WordPress Videos

Here's a video interview of WordPress co-founder Mike Little at WordCamp London embedded directly from Vimeo.

29. Vine

Vine is another popular social network for short and looping videos. Vine Videos have been supported as of recent WordPress 4.1.

Vine Videos WordPress

Here’s what an embedded vine video looks like.

30. WordPress.tv

WordPress.tv is an official visual resource for all things WordPress. WordPress.tv videos are supported for oEmbed as of WordPress 2.9.

WordPress TV WordPress Videos

Here's what a video embed of WordCamp Europe 2015 video on the WordPress.tv looks like;

31. YouTube

YouTube is the most popular video sharing website and its videos are supported for oEmbed as of WordPress 2.9. YouTube might be the most popular platform used for embeds in WordPress.

Here's what an embedded video from YouTube looks like;

With WordPress 4.4, Oembed support has been added to five more websites.

Cloudup, Reddit Comments, ReverbNation, Speaker Deck, and VideoPress

32. Cloudup

Cloudup lets you share videos, photos, music, links and files by simply dragging and dropping. You can now include the links in your WordPress posts to automatically embed them.

33. Reddit Comments

Love participating on Reddit discussions? With support for Reddit comments, you can now embed Reddit comments directly in your blog posts.

34. ReverbNation

35. Speaker Deck

36. VideoPress

Future of oEmbed in WordPress

There will definitely be support for more and more platforms and services in WordPress. It all comes to how many WordPress users manually embed content (use embed code provided) from such platforms.

There has also been a recent discussion on supporting oEmbed for WordPress posts as well!

oEmbed as a technology and tool has indeed made sharing (and republishing) content easier for WordPress.

I hope the post helped you to explore some new and unknown whitelist of services that WordPress supports for oEmbeds.

I mostly use the feature to embed YouTube videos and tweets in my posts. Which platform do you use the most for oEmbeds? Did you find any new service?

Pradeep Singh

Pradeep Singh

Pradeep Singh is the founder and your host here at WPism. He is an entrepreneur and blogger living his startup life based in London and Cambridge. Follow him on Twitter or like his page on Facebook.
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