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My oEmbed discovery links work (It was me)

I thought I broke my oEmbed discovery links but I had a more fundamental problem. I had broken fancy permalinks on my nginx configuration for a while and didn’t realize it. I revisited the Nginx Codex page and did a stare and compare of my configuration and the examples there. I am sure I read that page in the […]

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oEmbed not working (I’m convinced it’s me)

One of the new WordPress 4.4 features is the ability for your installation to become an oEmbed provider. In plain English you can paste your post URL and get a result as if you were embedding a YouTube URL. I could not get it to work for me. No way, no how. The json and […]

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Or center embedded tweets with just CSS

After my earlier post on “Centering embedded tweets in WordPress” I’d gotten a reply from Ipstenu and Otto on Twitter. @jan_dembowski You can override it with CSS and !important. I did on a bbPress. — ipstenu (Mika E.) (@Ipstenu) July 4, 2012 Customizing how tweets are displayed is not a new problem. 😉 This got […]

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Centering embedded tweets in WordPress

Update: While the below solution is fun and works, it’s a little heavy handed code-wise. It’s easier to modify the presentation of the tweet using CSS which I explain in the next post. A better solution is probably documented somewhere, but this worked for me and more importantly I had fun. I was reading a […]

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Fun with oEmbed and Twitter

This tweet is being displayed using oEmbed between WordPress and Twitter. This capability was added a few minutes ago after I pasted Otto’s code snippet into my theme’s functions.php file: That’s pretty remarkable. I’ve embedded a tweet that has an embedded Youtube video in it. I didn’t even bother to wrap the URL in the […]