Yahoo! News originated as an internet-based news aggregator by Yahoo!. By 2011, however, Yahoo had expanded its focus to include original content, as part of its plans to become a major media organization. Integrating veteran journalists such as Walter Shapiro, Virginia Heffernan, and Katie Couric has slowly given the service more credibility than it originally deserved. According to Alexa , the site currently sits in 12th position for news consumption - ahead of the likes of FOX, Bloomberg, Reuters, WSJ, and others.
Note: Yahoo News and other videos are no longer supported.
The WordPress function on this page will permit you to embed responsive Yahoo! News videos into your WP post or page with shortcode. We've also provided a PHP function for use outside of WordPress.
The shortcode of
[yahoonews v="https://news.yahoo.com/video/yahoo-news-live-ben-carson-182500280.html"] will render the following video :
Available attributes are
v (the full video URL), and
height will automatically be determined.
Copy and paste the WordPress function into your theme's
functions.php file or, if you sensibly have one installed, your custom functions plugin. You may optionally download and install our plugin from the bottom of of the page.
The following function may be used outside of WordPress. Not unlike the WP version, the video will be responsive.
- When pasting video URLs into the shortcode, try and remove everything after the
.html. This accounts for URL structures we haven't seen.
No longer available.