oEmbed Provider API Now Available On WordPress.com

The team at WordPress.com today on July 14, announce the availability of new oEmbed Provider API, yet another way to make it easy for third-party services and their respective audiences to share and consume content."oEmbed is a format for allowing an embedded representation of a URL on third-party sites. The simple API allows a website […]

The team at WordPress.com today on July 14, announce the availability of new oEmbed Provider API, yet another way to make it easy for third-party services and their respective audiences to share and consume content.

"oEmbed is a format for allowing an embedded representation of a URL on third-party sites. The simple API allows a website to display embedded content (such as photos or videos) when a user posts a link to that resource, without having to parse the resource directly," the WordPress.com blog said.

The API supports any WordPress.com URL, any WordPress.com-hosted domain or subdomain as well as WP.me shortlinks pointing to WordPress.com-hosted sites.

Features:

  • in as_article mode, content is stripped of tags and limited to a ~256 characters excerpt (type=article, with body property).
  • in standard (as_article=false) mode, content is served as markup in full, or in excerpt if provided and as set by author (type=link, with html property).
  • supports posts and pages as link/html or article/body (see as_article argument).
  • supports attachments (picts/media/documents) as type link or type photo for images (gif, jpg, jpeg, png).
  • thumbnail for post and pages if present, from post thumb or 1st pict in content.
  • local and remote images are resized and/or re-cropped to desired dimensions, for consistency, then cached (including CDN) for speed.
  • support geolocation data, when made available by the author, through custom properties (geo_latitude, geo_longitude)
  • supports related_topics when as_article=true.

Hop over to develop.wordpress.com and see the oEmbed Provider API documentation for more information.

[Source: WordPress.com]