Posted by: Mamba on 2015/11/13 4:20:00 2440 reads

XOOPS eEmbed now included in XOOPS 2.6.0

eEmbed now included in XOOPS 2.6.0
Including and presenting Media has just become so much easier in the next version of XOOPS!

Richard just added the "oEmbed" capability to XOOPS 2.6.0

So what is oEmbed?

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, in other words, it allows embedding content from a website into another page.

An oEmbed exchange occurs between a consumer and a provider. A consumer wishes to show an embedded representation of a third-party resource on their own website, such as a photo or an embedded video. A provider implements the oEmbed API to allow consumers to fetch that representation.

In XOOPS, similar to 'Clickable' filter, Embed will process a URL alone on a line using the embed/embed package. For URLs supporting oEmbed, such as YouTube, the oembed result will be shown. For other URLs, a default media box, built from the page content, will be displayed. See example below of the code, and then representation provided thanks to oEmbed:

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How cool is that?

You can test this version by forking or downloading it from our GitHub account