oEmbed Plus


This plugin implements the new Facebook and Instagram oEmbed APIs, restoring the Facebook and Instagram embeds in block editor.

Prior to WordPress 5.5.1, WordPress had support to embed Instagram and Facebook photos, videos, notes, quizes, etc in posts created with the block editor. However, Facebook removes this legacy API in October 2020, and this plugin implements the new APIs to bring back support for Facebook and Instagram content embedding.

Note that you will need to register a Facebook developer and create an app to get API credentials that this plugin uses.

Detailed setup instructions are available in oEmbed Plus guide at PHP.Watch


  • Plugin configuration (Admin → Settings → Writing)
  • Registering a new Facebook App
  • Example embedded content


WordPress already supports this feature in core

Yes, but only in versions prior to 5.5.1, and it uses a legacy API that will stops on October 24, 2020.
See #50861 for more information.

This version requires PHP 7.3

Yes, and that is intentional. You really should be using a modern PHP version.

Can you add support for service X?

Probably not. This plugin is intended to bring back functionality the WordPress core eventually drops.

How do I set the API ID and secret?

Go to Settings -> Writing, and you will see a section to enter Facebook App ID and Secret.


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Contributors & Developers

“oEmbed Plus” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Initial release.


  • Fixes a bug in Instagram oEmbed URL endpoint check.
  • Minor improvements in the Facebook App ID field validations.