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Iframes and cost for plug ins (13 posts)

  1. Jay Dog
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hiya,

    well this is really two questions:

    1. I want to make a 'Youtube' type area on our school website where we can play videos of children at sports events, doing news reports etc. and I thought the best way to do this was with two different Iframes next to each other, one as a 'screen' area and the other as a 'menu' one. I did the code in Dreamweaver with no problems but when I copied the html code into our Word Press site it didn't work, doing some research I found that Word Press doesn't (tell me if I'm wrong here) allow Iframes unless you have an Iframe plug in. If there is an alternative method of doing that I'd love to hear it.

    Which leads me to question 2, basically I'm quite new to Word Press but the issue I have is that we have the free on-line version (I think) which does not allow us to have plug-ins. Is there a way of getting round that (for the Iframes etc.) or do we have to buy the official version and if so how much is it and where can I get it from?

    Many thanks,

    Jay Dog

  2. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    we have the free on-line version (I think)

    the support for WordPress.com is at http://en.forums.wordpress.com/

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    however, if your site is the one linked to your username, this seems to be based on WordPress.org;

    in this case check that you have 'administrator' role to be able to access the 'plugins' panel in the dashboard.

  3. Jay Dog
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, firstly thanks for your reply but I think I do have administrator rights, how do I check this?

    This is what I see when I log on:

    http://www.bigwood.nottingham.sch.uk/uploads/wordpress.jpg

  4. Jay Dog
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ha, just seen it where I have ADMIN rights, not ADMINISTRATOR.

    How can I change that?

    The guy that has Administrator has now left school and it is impossible to contact him, where do I go from here?

    Thanks

  5. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    administrator rights, how do I check this?

    check under 'Users' - 'All Users'

  6. Jay Dog
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    http://www.bigwood.nottingham.sch.uk/uploads/wordpressadmin.jpg

    That's what I get, how do I go about changing from Admin to Administrator as it is only me and a colleague that work on the website?

  7. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    you possibly need to contact the 'Administrator' to extend your capabilities;

    'Admin' is not a default role; your site might be using a system to create different levels of capabilities;

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities

  8. Jay Dog
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Unfortunately that's an impossibility, I won't go into too much detail but we can not contact him.

    Is there no way Word Press itself can do this?

    I can get an official email from our Principal if they need it.

  9. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is there no way Word Press itself can do this?

    when 'you' are runing a self-hosted site, you are just using the free software - there is no 'WordPress' to do anything for the administrative part of your site.

    if you or somebody else has the access to the hosting, i.e. the ftp and the database, then review http://codex.wordpress.org/Resetting_Your_Password

  10. Jay Dog
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi.

    We worked it out, dead simple, we set up another colleague as an Adminstrator and he then set us up as Administrators!

    However, a slight problem...

    in normal HTML I want this:

    <iframe src="screens.html" style="border:0px #FFFFFF none;" name="screen" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" marginheight="0px" marginwidth="0px" height="245px" width="330px"></iframe>
    
    <iframe src="menu2.html" style="border:0px #FFFFFF none;" name="menu" scrolling="yes" frameborder="0" marginheight="0px" marginwidth="0px" height="245px" width="330px"></iframe>

    in WordPress I have this:

    [iframe src="http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/" width="320" height="245"]
    [iframe src="http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/" width="330" height="245"]

    [Please post code or markup snippets between backticks or use the code button. Your posted code may now have been permanently damaged by the forum's parser.]

    is there a way of making the Iframes side by side?

  11. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am guessing without seeing the actual result in the browser:

    the editor (or the shortcode) might add a paragraph around each iframe, or a linebreak inbetween;

    try to put both shortcodes into one line (possibly with one space character inbetween?):

    [iframe src="http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/" width="320" height="245"] [iframe src="http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/" width="330" height="245"]

  12. Jay Dog
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes!

    Crikey, it's something just so simple, that's excellent news.

    Actually, do you happen to know if there's a way modify the scroll bar on the iframes?

    I will have a look and do some research today but if you have any ideas that'd be great.

    Thanks for your help.

    J

  13. Jay Dog
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've found a bit of code that allows me just to do that, I think my copy of Dreamweaver's playing up as the code didn't work on it yet when it was online it worked out fine. Thanks for your help.

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