The latest version of WordPress has been out for a few weeks now, and while some updates get more attention than others, this happened to be a release that received a little less fanfare than usual.
Most of the improvements where, “meh,” while other improvements were boasted more on the coding side, which is more of a niche area and doesn’t effect the grand majority of WordPress.org users on a daily basis — like the faster WP_Query.
However, there is a really cool feature you’ll all want to use that kind-of got lost in the shuffle:
Just like YouTube and Vimeo, all you need to do is drop the link of the tweet you want to embed!
Turns into this:
Isn’t this awesome!
— Eric Dye (@DYECASTING) June 27, 2012
(Unless, of course, it has a problem connecting to Twitter ;-))
And yes, if you didn’t know (it’s been around a while), I just said that the same goes for Vimeo, YouTube and more:
- Flickr (both videos and images)
- Google Video
- WordPress.tv (only VideoPress-type videos for the time being)
- SmugMug (WordPress 3.0+)
- FunnyOrDie.com (WordPress 3.0+)
There’s no need for a plugin! (Unless you’re using a video embed plugin for other purposes, like Tentbloggers.)
I wonder what WordPress will auto-embed next?