How to Fix the WordPress oEmbed Issue with Facebook and Instagram

Have you included embeds on your WordPress site from Instagram or Facebook? Many people embed their Facebook feed or Instagram feed on their WordPress site or reference an Instagram post in their Blog.

If you have, on October 24th, Facebook is making a change to how they handle embeds. This could be videos, reviews, feeds, or posts. This change will lead to a break in how WordPress handles these embeds. Have no fear, as Josh is here with the right tool for the job. In this video, Josh will show you how to fix the Facebook and Instagram Embed issue in WordPress, with a cool plugin called Smash Balloon.

In this video, Josh will cover:
00:00 – Introduction
00:10 – Why is FaceBook and Instagram Breaking on WordPress?
00:31 – What is the solution to the oEmbed issue?
00:47 – How to Install and Enable Smash Balloon for Instagram
02:26 – How to embed an Instagram Post on WordPress
03:06 – How to Install and Enable Smash Balloon for Facebook
03:42 – How to embed a Facebook Post on WordPress
04:25 – Conclusion

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The Facebook Plugin we are recommending:

The Instagram Plugin we are recommending:

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Duration: 00:04:42
Publisher: HostGator
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