WordPress Embedded Posts

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WordPress Embedded Posts

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WordPress SEO aka “Clifford” may be one of my favorite WordPress updates in years.

Most WP core updates are uneventful, unless a client self-updates and blows up their site.


With WP 4.4 Clifford, Now you can simply drop in a url and get an embedded post, very similar to how you can build a list of embedded posts at Storify.

I literally just busted out this post to test out the feature because I did not believe what I was reading and wanted to see for myself.

It doesn’t get any easier that this.  Just drop in the link.

Here are a couple of recent gust posts, starting with one I did a few weeks ago for Duct Tape Marketing on Franchise SEO.

Behold the power of great content on a high authority site (domain authority of 70 to be precise).  This article achieved a first page ranking for a competitive niche keyword “franchise seo” and is climbing by the week.




Here is another I did with Ray Perry on local SEO as part of promotion for our eBook Local SEO.

This eBook achieved Amazon best-seller status in the marketing category the first day of its release, and it ranks #1 for an Amazon search for “local seo”.


How to add an embedded post into a WordPress Post?

Add the url into the visual editor and publish or update your post.

Some posts I have tried are not working, noticeably from WP sites that do not have comments enabled.  From what I can tell from a few minutes of testing is that you cannot embedded posts in this manner from third party sites that are not WordPress sites.

I love Storify and had been planning to develop a plugin just like this….and boom, here it is now part of the core WP install.  I’d still like to make a plugin to enable embedded posts from non-WP sites.

Other uses for WP embedded posts?

This feature could make for a cool author bio at the end of guest posts!

Also, they released this update just in time for you to create a post of ‘Top Posts of 2015″

What are your thoughts on WordPress 4.4?  Any other hidden gems I may have missed?  Or bugs that are driving you or your clients nuts?