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3.1 a Big Step Backward (6 posts)

  1. Ayrleig
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WordPress 3.1 takes the longstanding complexity of adding videos and makes it much worse.

    Q. What is the accepted means of adding a video to a site, Internet-wide?
    A. By adding the embed code

    Now...

    Q. What is "Visual" mode editing supposed to do?
    A1? - Delete good, proper code placed into "HTML" mode?
    A2? - Hide the space used by videos -- or any hint they exist?
    A3? - Allow one something close to WYSIWYG adding and editing, while allowing editor to move freely between it and HTML mode?

    It seems that WordPress developers think A1 and A2 are the right answers.

    Get real.

    Please.

  2. Ayrleig
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    And do they realize how insane it is, to do what is necessary to center videos, especially now?

  3. Q. What is the accepted means of adding a video to a site, Internet-wide?
    A. By adding the embed code

    On WP it's this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Embeds

    As for the Visual Editor hacking HTML, that's ... Yeah. It's TinyMCE. Which is imperfect and everyone knows it. but it's better than a lot of other things, so it's still used.

  4. Ayrleig
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    That's just not a user-acceptable answer, Ipstenu. Sorry.

    WordPress 3.1 is a product that does not work.

  5. I would posit this. 'Internet Wide' is a fallacy in your statement. There is no standard/accepted/100% every site method of inserting video to a site. Embedding doesn't work on MANY forms, after all. Though I understand why you said it that way, so I opted not to split hairs.

    Remember: Not every product works the same way. MS Word doesn't work exactly like Apple Pages. Diversity is good business, so you have to learn to use the product at hand. That's expected and accepted.

    Until HTML5 gets enough traction all over, we're stuck where we are. Maybe 3.2 WordPress will use the <video> tags, but until there, there's no 100% method for inserting videos (not even that embed code sadly, which YouTube is in the process of changing to iFrames!). We're in the messy middle.

    Sorry you don't like WordPress's standard, but the embed has been standard since 2.9.

    If you use the HTML editor, use the 'source' provided embed if you want.

    If you use the Visual editor, use [embed] or paste the URL.

    (And if you wanna know where the video link went from the visual editor, it was in license violation with WordPress and had to be yanked.)

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Q. What is the accepted means of adding a video to a site, Internet-wide?
    A. By adding the embed code

    So you've not heard of the <object> tag? Or Flash Satay? Or any of the other methods of embedding rich media?

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