Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#976 closed enhancement (fixed) should support Twitter Player Cards

Reported by: otto42's profile Otto42 Owned by: iandunn's profile iandunn
Milestone: Priority: low
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Documentation here:

As of last week, this is the only type of twitter card that still needs manual whitelisting.

Mostly, it seems like a relatively simple matter to provide the MP4 as twitter:player:stream meta to allow for inline playback on mobile Twitter clients. A URL to a static preview image would also need to be available for the twitter:image value.

The only hard part would be to provide a page that shows the player all-by-itself, to fit with the requirements for the twitter:player parameter. But the existing player seems to fit within their guidelines, for the most part.

I don't see any real impediments to adding this to the theme, and getting it whitelisted by Twitter should not be hard afterwards. I just think it would be pretty cool to have all the WordCamp videos show up inline whenever anybody links to them on Twitter.

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#1 @BrashRebel
9 years ago

This would be amazing, however I think this requirement is a barrier:

"Ensure all paths are specified as secure (https://)".

Can we get SSL on I don't think it would work but maybe we could try serving from

#2 @Otto42
9 years ago already supports SSL.

#3 @JerrySarcastic
9 years ago

  • Cc jerry@… added

Adding to this, we now have hooked up the WPTV twitter account to auto-publicize all videos that are published to the site, so it would also be nice to have player cards enabled to improve the "shiny awesomeness" of those tweets too.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #wptv by jerrysarcastic. View the logs.

9 years ago

#5 @iandunn
9 years ago

The only hard part would be to provide a page that shows the player all-by-itself, to fit with the requirements for the twitter:player parameter.

The new VideoPress player has a permalink feature (e.g.,, and earlier today Mo and Nick added meta tags to it for Twitter and OG, in case that helps here.

The new player still needs subtitle support before it can be used on WPTV, but the plan is to have that ready in time for the 4.3 release video.

#6 @iandunn
9 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch good-first-bug added

#7 @Otto42
9 years ago

FYI, while is not using the new VideoPress player yet, the permalinks to the videos there still work if you create them manually.

Matt's Europe Q&A:

So, that's not necessarily an immediate barrier.

#8 @Otto42
9 years ago

Issue that will be a blocker: The permalink as given above autoplays on load. This won't be acceptable to Twitter, they need the video to load without autoplaying.

Edit: works

Last edited 9 years ago by Otto42 (previous) (diff)

9 years ago

#9 @nathanshubert
9 years ago

I've uploaded a patch adding the twitter:player meta tag. The twitter:player:stream meta value should be the mp4 value from VideoPress, which I can't do locally.

#10 @iandunn
9 years ago

In 1899: Add meta tags required for Twitter Player Cards.

See #976
Props nathanshubert

#11 @iandunn
9 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch good-first-bug removed
  • Owner set to iandunn
  • Status changed from new to accepted

Hey Nathan, thanks for the patch, and sorry for the delay.

The new tags are deployed, and I've submitted a request to Twitter to whitelist the domain for the player card. I'll close out the ticket once they approve the request.

#12 @iandunn
9 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

Twitter whitelisted us for player embeds. e.g.,

#13 @JerrySarcastic
9 years ago

Does that also apply to video tweets on as well? or do we need to get that whitelisted separately? Sorry I did not mention it sooner, but we recovered that account somewhere in the middle of this ticket.

#14 @iandunn
9 years ago

I think it Twitter chooses to only show them in certain places, maybe to prevent having a ton of embeds on the page?

It is showing up on individual tweets and in search results, so I think it's just what they're doing on their end, but if anyone sees an example of any video embeds working on an account page, please post it.

#15 @JerrySarcastic
9 years ago

Ah, gotcha. I do see now that when you expand the tweet, the player card format is displayed as expected.

I guess I expected the entire Twitter feed to show video players all the sudden, but this ain't Facebook, so makes sense. Thanks!

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