Alert: This function’s access is marked private. This means it is not intended for use by plugin or theme developers, only in other core functions. It is listed here for completeness.

WP_oEmbed::_fetch_with_format( string $provider_url_with_args, string $format ): object|false|WP_Error

Fetches result from an oEmbed provider for a specific format and complete provider URL


$provider_url_with_args string Required
URL to the provider with full arguments list (url, maxheight, etc.)
$format string Required
Format to use.

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object|false|WP_Error The result in the form of an object on success, false on failure.

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File: wp-includes/class-wp-oembed.php. View all references

private function _fetch_with_format( $provider_url_with_args, $format ) {
	$provider_url_with_args = add_query_arg( 'format', $format, $provider_url_with_args );

	/** This filter is documented in wp-includes/class-wp-oembed.php */
	$args = apply_filters( 'oembed_remote_get_args', array(), $provider_url_with_args );

	$response = wp_safe_remote_get( $provider_url_with_args, $args );

	if ( 501 === wp_remote_retrieve_response_code( $response ) ) {
		return new WP_Error( 'not-implemented' );

	$body = wp_remote_retrieve_body( $response );
	if ( ! $body ) {
		return false;

	$parse_method = "_parse_$format";

	return $this->$parse_method( $body );

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Version Description
3.0.0 Introduced.

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