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Vimeo link not working (24 posts)

  1. michaelbmckeon
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have created my own custom icons and every single one of them is working, except for vimeo. Instead of it linking to my vimeo account, it appears to be trying to link to a lightbox image.

    http://www.michaelbernardmckeon.com
    Scroll down to 'vitals'

    What am I doing wrong?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/social-media-widget/

  2. michaelbmckeon
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Anybody have any ideas?

  3. michaelbmckeon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Users beware -- this widget has the WORST support of any widget I've ever experienced. 2 months and no answer...

  4. What am I doing wrong?

    Don't know, what have you tried? There is no magic mind reading here (most of the time) so when you just say "It's not working" that's not something that can be followed up on.

    this widget has the WORST ... 2 months and no answer

    Looking at the support forum for that plugin, I'm pretty sure that's not true. ;) Also your question boils down to "Vimeo. Broken. Fix."

    What have you done, what steps have you taken, what can you do to make it easier for the author or others to help you with your problem?

    Providing more information may help you get results to solve your problem.

  5. michaelbmckeon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    All my other links work, and clearly my custom icons are showing up. I've tried adding my vime URL with and without the 'http', with and without 'www'. I even went back to the default icons and when I click the vimeo link all I get is the image of a lightboax loading. I changed the order of my icons. I deactivated, reactivated, deactivated, and so on several times. I tried to put the URL as vimeo.com/myusername and then tried vimeo.com/myaccountnumber....

    Nothing seems to work. All my other links are fine.

    Does vimeo need a special URL/callout?

  6. brianfreytag
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you're getting a lightbox, you think maybe... just maybe... it's an issue with your lightbox plugin?

    Probably not.. I don't know what the f I'm talking about.

  7. brianfreytag
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    And forgive me for not stopping working 70 hours a week at my real job to pander to people who use this FREE plugin for WordPress. These support forums aren't JUST for me to help. The idea of these support forums is for COMMUNITY involvement.

    People tend to forget that.

    I include an e-mail address several times through out my README.txt where you get more personalized support.

    I am not a group of developers like many of the 500k download apps. I'm a single developer. The great success of this plugin is the support I've provided over the years. Adding features, giving personalized support, etc... It's one of the top downloaded and top used plugins because I care.

    I took time off of working on this plugin because my priorities got shifted, I'm working a crazy amount of hours at my day job, and I don't have a lot of free time to go through support forums.

    My README.txt clearly states if you need support, e-mail me. I check that several times a day. I check these forums once every great while.

  8. michaelbmckeon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ummm...yeah...thanks for the help?

  9. michaelbmckeon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You're speaking 1n c0des. It's time to unplug.

  10. brianfreytag
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Activate the plugin... Come back here and tell me when that's done. I will have it solved in several minutes.

  11. brianfreytag
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry.. activate Vimeo.

  12. brianfreytag
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    And unplug? That's what I was doing, but that wasn't good enough for you.

    I threw this plugin up for a personal project of mine for an easier way to use it across multiple blogs.

    Somehow somebody found it, and it spread like a wildfire. I had no idea it would have as good of success as it has. I never expected it to reach 5000 downloads per week or to have 570k downloads. It started with 5 icons... It now has over 30.

    The total number of support requests I receive is staggering and I attempt to help each person out. They slip through the cracks. I never intended on this plugin being on hundreds of blogs' "Top 10 Plugins You Must Have" lists. I never intended on supporting this thing at the level I have.

    I apologize if this doesn't reach your standards. I needed a break from this thing. You're the first person to call my support the "WORST."

  13. michaelbmckeon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I meant that I need to unplug, not you. Nonetheless, I apologize. The 'worst' was harsh and unwarranted. IT was my frustrations boiling over after trying to fix it for days.

    I didn't realize this plug-in was just one person, and I was also hoping someone in the community would reach out. After 2 months of waiting and trying everything I could, I became frustrated. Apologies.

    I activated the vimeo icon and link.

  14. brianfreytag
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you have any kind of Vimeo plugin? Something that might pop open a lightbox with a Vimeo video in it?

    There appears to be some javascript errors in relation to Vimeo in the Console which would lead me to believe there is a plugin that automatically grabs any link going to vimeo.com and renders it in a lightbox. Because this isn't actually a Vimeo video, it renders that lightbox loading screen.

    Try disabling whatever plugins that have anything to do with Vimeo.

  15. michaelbmckeon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I had tried that already (and just tried it again). I have no Vimeo-related plug-ins. The only thing I can think is that somewhere in my theme something renders anything vimeo-related to be a lightbox image. And fixing that is far beyond my infantile (at-best) knowledge of code.

    The odd thing though, is that when I embed a vimeon link directly into a post (as in my 'recent work' section) it doesn't read it as a lightbox.

    Weird.

  16. brianfreytag
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    There it is...

    It appears that your theme is to blame.

    When you click on the Vimeo link, it generates an error in a javascript file that that code looks like this:

    http://michaelbernardmckeon.com/wp-content/themes/themeforest-492528-coalition-one-page-wordpress-portfolio/coalition/js/prettyPhoto/js/jquery.prettyPhoto.js?ver=3.0.1:
    
    var regExp = /http:\/\/(www\.)?vimeo.com\/(\d+)/;
    var match = movie_id.match(regExp);
    
    movie = 'http://player.vimeo.com/video/'+ match[2] +'?title=0&byline=0&portrait=0';

    What this is telling me is that it's grabbing any links that have vimeo.com, grabs whatever is in the link, figures out which video you're talking about, throws extra settings onto it and renders the vimeo video in a lightbox.

    So please contact your theme creator about how to fix this as I've never used that theme.

  17. brianfreytag
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Using the embed code from Vimeo will not do that as it's something completely different and the theme probably registers this as an embed code so it ignores it.

  18. brianfreytag
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The fact that it only does this on Vimeo links is the strangest I've seen. Typically something like this occurs on every single icon.

    I used my own custom URL shortener on your Vimeo page:

    http://u.idltg.in/michaelbemckeon

    Toss that into your Vimeo url. If that works, you can keep that (I'll leave it activated permanently -- though I can't guarantee my server will have 99% up-time) or use some other URL shortening service to put that link in there.

  19. michaelbmckeon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It worked! Thanks!!

    I'll use my own URL shortener now.

  20. brianfreytag
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How's that for the worst support? ;)

  21. michaelbmckeon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Attention user: this plug-in has the BEST support!
    (kindly ignore my earlier frustration-driven rant)

  22. brianfreytag
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    :)

    I do apologize for how long it took me to help you on this.

  23. csigncsign
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have the same problem as Michael concerning Vimeo and Youtube links within your plugin, that are leading to my profile at these sites. They both try to open in a lightbox.

    I'm using a premium theme from Kriesi.

    No, I haven't any video plugins installed, no videos at my site, and also tried it with disabled plugins without solution.

    Is there a workaround within your plugin, to avoid this lightbox effect?

  24. brianfreytag
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Use a URL shortener. Your theme probably takes every link to YouTube or Vimeo and opens them in a lightbox.

    Use bit.ly or something to create a short link to your profiles.

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