Last updated - 02/24/2016
Originally published - 07/26/2014

Screenr was retired on November 12, 2015.

The Screenr oEmbed WordPress plugin is a simple plugin with one function – To enable oEmbed support on WordPress websites for videos hosted on

What is Screenr? is a great resource to produce short (under 5 minutes in the free version) screencasts. Screencasts are great for short tutorials to SHOW clients (or friends) how to complete computer related tasks. At WebWorks of KC, we use screencasts all the time.

What is oEmbed?

oEmbed is a format for allowing an embedded representation of a URL on third party sites. The simple API allows a website to display embedded content (such as photos or videos) when a user posts a link to that resource, without having to parse the resource directly.

Simply put, oEmbed allows a user to copy only the video URL into the body of their content – and the video will automatically be displayed!

Why do you need the Screenr oEmbed WordPress plugin?

By default, WordPress has built-in oEmbed support for more than 20 services, including YouTube, Vimeo, Hulu, Imgur, Instagram, Meetup and many more.

If you’re a Screenr tutorial maker, the Screenr oEmbed WordPress plugin makes the process just a bit more simple.

Download Screenr oEmbed

If you need help of have a suggestion for improvement, just let me know in the comments below.