Can't use oEmbed for video? Try this workaround

by Alex Kuhl, Lead engineer

Here’s how we developed a video embed component in WordPress using Open Graph metadata and Advanced Custom Fields.

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100 people, mostly happy, but there’s always a few getting frustrated
Giving your future self a little credit with progressive enhancement
The web is complex, and the things you build are going to fail. With progressive enhancement, though, you can deliver the best possible experience to each and every user even when things go wrong.
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What is Behavior Driven Development, and why is it valuable?
QA analyst Jeremy Boehme defines Behavior Driven Development (BDD) and answers all the questions: How does BDD work? Why is it good for the lifespan of your software? What’s the difference between BDD and TDD?
Danielle Hendricks with the hosts of the Virtual CPA Success Show podcast
It's less about selling tech, and more about understanding people
I visited the Virtual CPA Success Show podcast to talk about my role as account executive, and how I connect organizations to the Pixo team to help solve their problems through tech.
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More than pretty: How effective visual design goes beneath the surface
Investing in visual design is worth it — because how a website looks is a big part of how it works.
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Taking pride in who you are – and finding a workplace that does too
If you’re LGBTQIA, it’s worth seeking a workplace that sees your differences as a strength, not a liability.
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Your content strategy needs more than executive-level stakeholders
When designing a digital product, the highest level decision makers aren’t the only voices that matter. Talk to employees who will actually rely on the product day to day.
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Celebrating Juneteenth with black-owned businesses I love
I grew up celebrating Juneteenth in Texas, so I wanted to share my experience — and host a digital festival of vendors — with my colleagues and friends as part of Pixo's DEI committee celebrations this year.
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How to communicate risk and empower your clients
Communicating project risk can be tough, but providing multiple options for next steps makes it easier for your team and your client to decide on the best way forward.
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Pixo’s annual Dorito Day: The power of celebrating just because
Our favorite made-up holiday is as much about shared joy as it is about junk food.
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More than a vendor: Three reasons to choose a consulting team for your tech project
When you’re planning to invest in a new website or app, partnering with the right team is key. Find out how Pixo works, and why a consultancy like ours could be the right fit.
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Zoom background themes: An actually fun icebreaker for your next staff meeting
This low-barrier staff activity has kept the Pixo team connected for two years and counting.
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You don’t need to be an engineer to build an automation
You are a human — you should be doing human things. Let a robot do your repetitive computer tasks, like this simple macro for Google Sheets.
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Is your company’s culture holding you back?
It's not a good sign when people aren’t learning or growing in their roles. Finding a healthy culture has been vital for my career and my health.
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How I learned to hang up my ego and design with humility
I came to my design role at Pixo with a me-centered mindset, which drove me into a brick wall during one of my first projects.
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Brain surgeons use checklists, and so should you
When developing websites and software, the humble checklist can help improve quality and free up mental space.