[wp-testers] Auto Embed (oEmbed) videos need option to add params (specifically wmode)

Andrew Nacin wp at andrewnacin.com
Thu May 27 14:33:27 UTC 2010

We've talked about this, see http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/11436. We
do not touch the HTML that is returned from an oEmbed provider *at all*
except to remove line breaks (so it doesn't interfere with wpautop),
something most providers don't return (I think it's against the spec, in

The resolution to that ticket is that we are not interested in parsing HTML
beyond what we already do. That said, a plugin can easily implement this,
filters are in place. I think it's on my plugin to-do, but 3.0 is weighing
me down.

On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 10:30 AM, Jim Krill <jim at synotac.com> wrote:

> I'm running into the issue with WordPress' autoembed feature that drop-down
> menus and other absolutely positioned elements (like lightboxes) are
> getting
> covered up by the flash video that is auto embedded.
> Wordpress should allow for an option to turn on wmode=transparent as an
> additional param that is added to the autoembed code.
> I don't think making this a param by default makes sense, as it might slow
> down some videos.  But it should at least be available.

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