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Embed Wikimedia


The Embed Wikimedia plugin adds support for embedding photos from Wikimedia projects such as Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and Wikidata.

It requires no configuration, and to use you just add a URL of any of the above sites on its own line in a WordPress post or page.

Development is on Github at samwilson/embed-wikimedia;
please report all issues there.


This plugin provides 2 blocks.

  • Wikipedia
  • Wikidata


Install in the usual way.


March 29, 2019
For years I’ve been manually linking images hosted on Wikimedia Commons: copy + pasting the image URL, description page URL, and author attribution into blog posts. No need for that with this plugin – just paste the URL to the photo into your blog, post, and it does all of the magic!
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  • Add block-editor support.


  • Initial beta release.