[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #50861: Remove Facebook and Instagram as an oEmbed Source

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Wed Sep 23 07:29:15 UTC 2020

#50861: Remove Facebook and Instagram as an oEmbed Source
 Reporter:  whyisjake                 |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  task (blessed)            |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                    |   Milestone:  5.5.2
Component:  Embeds                    |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                    |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  good-first-bug has-patch  |     Focuses:

Comment (by sippis):

 Whilst I agree that showing a dashboard notice can be helpful for some
 user groups like bloggers and take away some of the burden from support
 forums, it might cause panicky messages sent elsewhere.

 Imagine a corporate website which has many content updaters, tens of pages
 and hundreds of posts - in which only a handful of Facebook or Instagram
 oEmbeds. Then some busy marketing manager logs into the dashboard to see
 the message and sends right away message to their hosting or agency
 partner to ensure that the whole site and/or social media wall does not
 break down. So the support burden is just moved to other parties.

 Which brings to my actual points:
 - The message in the notice should be as clear as possible, preferably
 linking to support article where change is told in more detail.
 - There needs to be a hook to remove the content check, in case the
 hosting or agency partner decides to inform their customer in another way.
 Yup - you can remove the notice with already existing hooks, but if doing
 so the check is still made in the background and it doesn't make much
 sense if results aren't shown anywhere.

 And then to one idea: Why clutter up the dashboard with notice, since we
 have the Site Health Check? Isn't this that kind of a thing that would fit
 into the purpose of that quite nicely?

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/50861#comment:32>
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