Function and usage of get_oembed_response_data() in wordpress


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    The get_oembed_response_data() function in WordPress is used to retrieve oEmbed response data for a specific post. Here's a detailed explanation of its functionality and usage:

    Function: get_oembed_response_data()


    To retrieve the oEmbed response data for a given post in WordPress.


    1. $post (WP_Post | int) - Required.

      • This can be either the post ID or a post object.
      • It specifies the post for which you want to retrieve the oEmbed data.
    2. $width (int) - Required.

      • This parameter defines the width of the oEmbed response.
      • It's used to format the oEmbed content appropriately for the specified width.


    • Type: array|false
    • Description:
      • If successful, it returns an array containing the oEmbed response data.
      • If the post doesn’t exist, is not publicly viewable, or any other issue occurs, it returns false.

    Sample Usage:

    $post_id = 123; // Replace with a valid post ID
    $width = 600; // Define the desired width for the oEmbed content
    // Fetching oEmbed response data for the specified post
    $oembed_data = get_oembed_response_data($post_id, $width);
    if ($oembed_data) {
        // Successfully retrieved the data
        echo '<pre>';
        echo '</pre>';
    } else {
        // Failed to retrieve data or post is not publicly viewable
        echo 'No oEmbed data found or post is not accessible.';


    • In the example above, $post_id is set to 123 (this should be replaced with a valid post ID in your application).
    • The desired width for the oEmbed response is set to 600 pixels.
    • The function get_oembed_response_data() is then called with these parameters.
    • If the function successfully retrieves the oEmbed data, it prints the array containing the data.
    • If the function returns false, it indicates that no oEmbed data is available or the post is not publicly accessible.

    Important Notes:

    • This function is particularly useful when you need to embed or display content from your WordPress site in a standardized format.
    • The availability and structure of oEmbed data depend on various factors including the post content, the WordPress theme, and any active plugins that may affect oEmbed behavior.

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