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  • Moderator Mark Ratledge


    Forum Moderator

    It’s usually [embed] url [/embed]


    Doesn’t work either. Hmmm. My code is:

    [embed] [/embed]

    I also tried:

    I’ve reverted my post back to [vimeo]54995092[/vimeo]. It works OK in Safari, doesn’t in Firefox. Don’t know about other browsers.

    Drew Jaynes


    WordPress Core Developer

    I can’t reproduce your issue in Firefox 17.

    [embed][/embed] works fine for me, just as just pasting

    onto its own line works. Vimeo supports Embeds, which means the link alone should suffice.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    There is no shortcode of [vimeo] by default, so presumably you’re using Jetpack or some other plugin which adds that shortcode.

    For Vimeo in particular, it’s supported as an oembed provider in the core code. So yes, you can do just this:


    And it will work fine.

    However, whether it works in Firefox or not is not a matter of the shortcode, but a matter of Vimeo and Firefox and what Firefox extensions you’re running and such.

    Long story short, using the [embed] code is generally more compatible because that means that you’re using the current code from Vimeo itself, which would naturally strive for maximum compatibility. With an added on code from a plugin like [vimeo], there’s no telling what the heck it’s doing. Use [embed]. Then at least people will be able to help you. 🙂

    For some reason [embed] … [/embed] is working for me to me. Still very puzzling as to why it was having problems yesterday.

    .. And my understanding is just pasting the URL by itself (i.e. works for sites (I have one of those too), but not Is that correct?

    Thanks for all of your help!

    Is that correct?

    No. You can use the base urls in WPORG sites too.

    OK. Good to know. My problem may have been that I neglected the “s” in “https.” I’m not sure. Just glad it’s working now.


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