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oembed for soundcloud via bbPress in group forum

  • Vernon Fowler


    4 months ago we used to be able to embed SoundCloud HTML5 players into forum threads using the short links from the old SoundCloud. The short links look like

    Now when I try the same short link in a new group forum topic, all I get is a text link with the track title as the text with the same short URL – as opposed to an embedded player.

    We’re using bbPress 2.4.1 together with BuddyPress 1.8.1 and bbPress Enable TinyMCE Visual Tab 1.0.0
    Also complicating the matter is the use of Embedly Version 2.1.5

    If anyone can determine whether basic SoundCloud embeds will work in bbPress/BuddyPress group forums, please indicate the basic procedure to get them working.

    Thanks for your time.


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  • Henry


    Are you removing support for that provider (soundcloud) anywhere? if you take a look in class-oembed.php – soundcloud is supported and looks as though it has been since WP 2.9

    If you’re having issues with embeds in bbPress forums, the best place to report any issues or discussion is, of course, the support forums 😉

    Vernon Fowler


    Embedly plugin was conflicting.



    hi @vernonfowler,

    i answered a similar question on the french bp support forum. No need for a third party plugin.
    I embed a soundcloud track simply by copy/pasting the widget link witch is under the “share” button (the link containing an iframe tag) below the track.

    The track comes up on a standalone forum, but also on a group forum (on my test site). The track is not visible on the site activity because of the html tag restriction on activity. Can be solved by hooking into bp_activity_allowed_tags (not recommanded)

    See here the result.



    If you have oembed issues with bbpress then you must visit their service support form discussion.

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