WordPress 4.4 introduced a post oEmbed feature which allows others to embed your WordPress posts into their own site by adding the post URL. In this article, we will show you how to disable post oEmbed on your WordPress site.
What is Post oEmbed in WordPress and Why You Should Disable it
OEmbed provides an easy way to embed content from one site to another. Many popular websites like Flickr, YouTube, Twitter, and others use it.
Websites that allow other websites to embed their content using oEmbed protocol are called oEmbed providers.
WordPress supports many oEmbed providers by default that’s why you can easily embed videos, Tweets, Instagram photos, and much more by just pasting the URL and not the embed code.
Since WordPress 4.4, all WordPress sites using the latest version will become an oEmbed provider themselves. This means other bloggers can add your posts to their site by simply adding the post URL in their own posts.
There is no harm in leaving it enabled on your website. It only allows other websites to show a small summary of your content with post title and featured image.
How to Diable Post oEmbed on Your WordPress Site
First thing you need to do is install and activate the Disable Embeds plugin. It works out of the box, and there are no settings for you to configure.
Simply activating the plugin will disable oEmbed for your posts on other WordPress sites.
That’s all. We hope this article helped you disable oEmbed for posts on your WordPress site. You may also want to see our list of 40 useful tools to manage and grow your WordPress blog.
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