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unable to edit posts w/ embedded videos (13 posts)

  1. bemmo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm not sure if this has anything to do with my template or not.

    I am unable to edit any post containing an embedded video (YouTube) without the embed code becoming scrambled and the video then becoming useless when resaved. The "embed" tag becomes "ibed." This is ridiculously annoying, because I am forced to save a copy of all video codes in case I need to update or otherwise edit a post.

    Is there any way around this?

    If it requires updating to a newer version of WP, I will have to deal with it because I don't feel like going through the aggravation of updating and probably having to completely redo my template.

  2. Eric Mann
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I haven't used WP 2.0.11, so I don't know whether or not this will apply ...

    If you turn off the visual editor, WP won't kill your embed code. However, the visual editor actually tries to interpret the embed code as something useful for the post editing screen. Edit the post in HTML only and you shouldn't have a problem.

    However, I will still recommend upgrading to a newer version of WP. This problem has been all but eliminated in the more recent releases.

  3. bemmo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I rechecked and it's actually 2.1.2, but I doubt it matters.

    The problem is by default the editor open into Visual. As soon as it opens, the code is scrambled, so going to the Code editor - which is the only way you can embed a file anyway, doesn't help.

    The update just isn't gonna happen. I have no need for most of the new "features", and I'm not at all conversant in PHP programming - so having to adjust my entire blog to conform is a no-go. I'm using "platinum-10" as a base with a few changes (color scheme, right sidebar additions). AFAIK, it will not work in the newer version of WP. All I hear is people with more experience than I having update problems. I can't deal with that with my limited knowledge.

  4. iridiax
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You should be able to turn off the visual editor in the dashboard... The option may be in your profile.

    I rechecked and it's actually 2.1.2, but I doubt it matters.

    Your WordPress version is vulnerable to hacking. If you don't want to update, at least keep your WordPress files and database backed up and archived so they can be restored when you are hacked.

  5. Eric Mann
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    bemmo - If you go to your profile as iridiax suggests, you will be able to change that option pretty easily. If I remember correctly, it's just a checkbox.

    Also, I still recommend updating. I understand your concerns, but I've had sites hacked in the past and it's an incredible hassle. There are plenty of knowledgeable people on the forums who could probably help you update if you want it (as well as bring your template and site up to specs). Or you could put out a line on http://jobs.wordpress.net.

  6. bemmo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    iridiax:
    I checked my Dashboard and I cannot find anything there to turn off the visual editor. Actually I wouldn't want to because for most posting that's what I use and prefer. I do keep my files on my system, but my blog has been running for over 2 years with no problems.

    ericmann:
    As above, I found no such checkbox in my Dashboard. Possibly it's not a feature of my version, but I checked every page of the Options area, and all others as well.

    I'm sure there are plenty of people on the forums who could do what you suggest, but I am not in any position to pay for this. I'm retired on SSD and it's not an option.

    I also did a search on the templates page for a newer version of Platinum and came up empty. What it would take to get it working with the newest version of WP I haven't a clue, but it sounds involved and not within my means.

    Thanks for the suggestions, though.

  7. Eric Mann
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    bemmo, try checking your profile page. That's where the option is on all of the later versions.

    Also, there are several people out there who would likely help you out for free. I'd even be willing to look through the Platinum template and check what (if any) changes need to be made for it to work with WP 2.6.2. Contact me off the forums and we can discuss this (eric [at] eamann [dot] com).

  8. bemmo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Profile page? I don't see anything like that anywhere. Gads:(

    I would certainly appreciate any help you could offer on my template. I will drop you an email to see what is required.

  9. Eric Mann
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    In WordPress 2.1.2, the profile link is in the upper right hand corner next to "Howdy, yourname" and the "Sign Out" link. If you click the "My Profile" link, you'll be taken to the page that lets you edit your name, contact information, biography, and change your password.

    Near the top of the page is a check mark next to the words, "Use the visual editor when writing." This is an option for you and only you and will not change the way the blog displays or the edit screen for anyone else. However, when you now try to edit a post or page, you will see the code behind the page rather than the fancy wysiwyg editor.

    @bemmo - I did get your email, and I'll still check whether or not your theme can be made to be compatible with later versions of WP if you want (or if this fix doesn't help you).

  10. bemmo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    In WordPress 2.1.2, the profile link is in the upper right hand corner next to "Howdy, yourname" and the "Sign Out" link. If you click the "My Profile" link, you'll be taken to the page that lets you edit your name, contact information, biography, and change your password.

    Sheesh ... 2 years and I never noticed that before:( Thanks!

  11. bemmo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well, I just backed up my sql database ... just in case. Which leaves me with another question.

    How the heck would I restore this thing if I needed to? The file currently resides on my drive.

  12. Eric Mann
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Here's a very explanatory step-by-step article for backing things up: http://codex.wordpress.org/Backing_Up_Your_Database

    Here's another for restoring from backups in the unlikely event that something goes wrong during the upgrade: http://codex.wordpress.org/Restoring_Your_Database_From_Backup

    Just make sure you keep the backup files on your local system and not on your server.

  13. bemmo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Well ...

    I looked closely at the updating guide for WP and have pretty mcu convinced myself that I don't want to attempt this. The things that need to be overwritten and the things that don't just aren't registering in my head, and I know something is going to get fubarred.

    Most sincere thanks to ericmann for reviewing the Platinum template for me to confirm that it will work with 2.6.2, but I just don't see me pulling this off. The directions for this assume a greater knowledge of WP than I possess, unfortunately. I'll just plod along with 2.1.2 and worry about being hacked if it happens. I have everything backed up on my system, so if it domes to that ...

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