Twitter embeds are cool, just like everything else on WordPress.com. You just paste the link to a tweet and the editor auto-magically embeds the twitter card.
While this is great, WordPress.com does a bit more that I don’t like: it also includes the images in the tweet. I don’t like it because the image increases the size of the twitter card.
When I published my previous post, I wanted to just post the tweet without media.
What I wanted is this:
What I got by default is this:
— WordPress Discover (@WPDiscover) February 11, 2016
I wanted a way to hide images in the tweets. But I wasn’t sure if that is possible. So I scouted the Twitter Embeds support guide and found hide_media=’true’ option which hides the media item from the linked site.This is exactly what I am after. Besides its description, this option also hides the media in the tweet like an embedded image.
Here is the shortcode that got me what I wanted:
[tweet https://twitter.com/WPDiscover/status/697842590951931904 hide_media='true']
This isn’t as slick as just pasting the link to the tweet, but with a bit of editing, I get a clean result.