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Embed code disappears (for some users) in WordPress 2.7 (25 posts)

  1. bandergrove
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have a blog with multiple authors, and since I upgraded from 2.7 from 2.3 a few weeks ago, my contributing authors are unable to embed videos into their posts. When they click "Publish" or "Save Draft", the embed code DISAPPEARS. It is completely stripped from the post.

    This happens with video code from any source (YouTube, Metacafe, Dailymotion, Break.com -- you name it.)

    The funny thing is that I, as the Admin user, am able to post videos or other embedded content just fine.

    All of my other contributors have "Author" permissions. This happens whether or not the "Disable Visual Editor" box is clicked in the user settings.

    Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

  2. bandergrove
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Nobody?

  3. Dave Bergschneider
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am having the same issue. If any one can shed some light on it, it would be very helpful.

  4. Saurus
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I recall seeing a post about this last week, I think. An answer provided by one of the mods was to the affect that only admins have the ability to embed - no other rank can. Might want to do a search and see if you can find the exact post.

  5. uitenite
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have the same problem. Admin can embed just fine, Authors not so much.

    Here is a link to the WP.com forum where a work-around is shown.
    Not as nice as the embed, but close. Basically inserting the url using the media tool.

    http://support.wordpress.com/videos/youtube/

    There are other similar instructions for the other video sites.

    Here's the thing about that though. You only get a link to the YouTube, not a actually embedded video like the solution tells you.

    Also, the additional info below their instruction (use: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2Ncxw1xfck] )
    Doesn't work. You will only get the text of that.

    I know its not much, but hopefully someone else will come along with a real solution.

  6. Saurus
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I say AGAIN ... only those with admin access can embed files. AUTHOR is not an admin level position.

  7. observethebanana
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have administrator access. Whenever I try to embed video from youtube I go to html view, use the tag, then paste right in the embed video from youtube, then use . If I then immediately save and leave, all is good. If I edit any more in the post, or go back in and edit something later, wordpress changes the code and removes the embed statements and leaves just the object code. After this the video no longer shows up on my mac under Firefox, although I see it is still visible on a windows PC. This is extremely frustrating having to battle WP every time I want to do something to simple as embed a video from youtube. I guess it is naive of me to think that the tag means "don't mess with this at all", but that is surely what I want. I read another thread that suggested the object only code is in some way better. After WP has "fixed" my code (by breaking it) and removed the embed statements, should the video still be showing on all machines? (and why can't I see it). I tried using the Add Media tool using the instructions at http://support.wordpress.com/videos/youtube/ and it only inserts a link to the video, does not embed video in the post as the instructions say it will.
    There are lots of different threads around here on users struggling with various problems with this very basic blogging function of embedding a youtube video. I have been battling it for many versions now and 2.7.1 still doesn't have it right. Solving this issue would mean a lot more to many users, I think, than a complete makeover of the interface. -please pardon my frustration

  8. thehutch
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I don't understand why only Admins can post a YouTube video. That's ridiculous. My blog has almost a dozen authors and I want them all to be able to post YouTube videos, but I don't want to give them all Admin authority to do that.

    YouTube videos are content, and that's what authors do: post content. I shouldn't have to give every Author the ability to change the blog's design and settings just so they can show a dog dressed up as Thor.

    If this is really an official restriction and not a glitch, why doesn't it specify "You must have Admin authority" on all of the help pages where it explains how to post a YouTube video?

    I'm not saying you guys are wrong that authors aren't able to post videos. What I want to know is why, and where does it officially say that?

    This ticks me off, because I just did a huge post on my site about how to paste in YouTube code, only to have my authors replying that it doesn't work for them. That's pretty embarrassing.

    http://www.monitorduty.com/2009/04/how-to-post-youtube-videos-in-a-wordpress-blog/

  9. amontobin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This is pretty irritating. We're using WP-MU and have the same issue, but it seems like all levels of user are unable to paste the embed code in.

    We even imported an xml file of a WP site we're moving and all them embed codes were stripped out!

  10. Rindy Portfolio
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am an admin and I still can't embed objects into posts...

  11. Michail
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have the same problem with a wordpress mu 2.7.1 installation. No user (including admin) on any of the blogs (including the default) can save objects in posts.

    After saving a post with an "object" copied from youtube, the contents of the post disappear. Help?

  12. Oakshorn
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This works for me. I am admin on my blog - I haven't tried it as a user. Blog is version 2.7.1.

    Basically, I'm pasting the Embed code on the HTML tab and then going back to visual mode. It does not molest the embeded code - I've also saved the post and gone back to it, edited it and saved it again to see if that was a problem and it was not.

  13. Rashunda
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @Oakshorn: This doesn't seem to work with non-admin users.

  14. nyliferocks
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am an admin and I cant embed a video file either so thats not the problem

  15. itzsnider
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This is the same in 2.8.

  16. andyba35
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same for me. I'm an admin. It's hit and miss for me. Sometimes it strips the entire code, sometimes it strips part of the code, sometimes it works just fine I'm using 2.8.3, but this happened when I was using 2.7 as well.

    Help please gangsters

  17. We Heart This
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same thing here. We're WP-MU and I've tried on both Safari and Firefox.

    If we go in to edit a post with an embed after it's already been published, the embed disappears and can NOT be pasted back in. For Admin or other contributors.

    In the visual mode the code stays in, but WP adds to it (as someone mentioned above) and the embed doesn't happen either, it just shows as a code in the post.

    In HTML mode, it just disappears when you save it.

    I second the call for gangster help!

  18. ewon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have the same issue only I, as the super admin, cannot even embed HTML from Youtube or any forms (such as a pay pay button).

    Is there anyone out there?!

    Please help. Thank you.

  19. ewon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey everyone ... I found a plugin that allows for additional tags and is free. I'm not sure if anyone has already referenced this or not but thought I would share: Unfiltered MU (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/unfiltered-mu/)

    It worked for me adding a little form but not the youtube embed

  20. Known issue in WPMU. You need to allow the code via plugins. Tons of threads about it over on the mu forums.

    http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/search.php

  21. As a side note, the unfilted-mu plugin will also allow things like javascripts and should not be used on a site with open signups. Users could potentially paste in harmful code.

    For youtube, you need a video embed plugin.

  22. ratebeer
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    andrea thanks for your update. I have the same issue with wpmu - no ability for any user, not even admin to embed video. Despite being new to WP, I've seen your face for quite a while on google searches. You're quite the WP pro!

    What's your expectation as to when the issue might be resolved?

  23. forgettheboxmedia
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Okay, does someone have a direct link to a plugin whereby I can allow authors to embed videos from YouTube, etc. Or, the reverse, is there a code that I could make one of the admin level positions, say "editor" only give someone admin access to their posts. Seems silly, really - embedding a video is a common part of writing a post, not something that should require admin level access. I don't want to give all authors access to everyone's posts, but I do want them to be able to embed videos, seems only natural that they should be able to.

  24. forgettheboxmedia
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    thought I'd ad that I'm an administrator and not on WordPress.com, but have WordPress installed as a one-click install through my web host. Embedding from YouTube works fine for me

  25. typofi
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Wow. This topic just saved my day. I have a multiauthor blog and didn't know that others than admins cannot post video. Stupidest thing ever on an otherwise great platform.

    I got it to work with the plugin Role Manager. http://www.im-web-gefunden.de/wordpress-plugins/role-manager/

    I allowed "Unfiltered Html" for Authors.

    Now it seems to work.

    The "Add video / add media" buttons in the editor seem completely useless.

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