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Videos fail to appear on posting (started with Version 3.5) (47 posts)

  1. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just after I updated to WP 3.5 I noticed that my videos fail to appear when they post. Vimeo, YouTube, MacroMedia shockwave, LiveLeak, etc. All of them. WordPress has turned into an equal opportunity deleter.

    Here's where it gets weird: I do a lot of "pre-posting" entries to my blog. I set everything up, set the time for it to appear, publish it, do a preview to make sure everything looks OK and go on about my day's business.

    Then, when the time comes, the post goes up but all the video's code disappears. I go back in to edit it using Text (not the visual editor) to see what's wrong and there is no code there. At all. Blank! I then re-enter the code, hit publish again, and it shows up.

    Is this problem related to the fact I pre-post? I can't spend all day sitting around adding stuff at specific times so telling me I can't pre-post makes me think it is a worthless feature. At least in 3.5

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you tried:

    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    - switching to the Twenty Twelve theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    - re-uploading all files & folders - except the wp-content folder - from a fresh download of WordPress. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones.

  3. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just out of curiosity: how would a plug-in that allows me to preview the post and see the video all of a sudden cause that same post to drop all the code upon posting?

    Does not make sense that plug-ins would have a discriminator for pre-posting something and posting something immediately.

    Also, one of my plug-ins is "WP Missed Schedule" because my pre-posted entries have been failing to show up for over a year and the plug-in was the only solution to fix it. If I disable it I can't very well test to see if it is that plug-in given that my problem is with pre-posts and nothing would ever show up for me to tell if there is a problem with it.

    Any ideas?

  4. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Any plugin can interfere with WordPress core functionality. As can your theme. You need to get rid of the WP Missed Schedule plugin and determine why (or even if) your scheduled posts are failing to publish. As it is, you're probably just compounding the problem.

  5. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for being so quick with replies. I do appreciate it. Not to go too off-topic but that "Missed Schedule" thing, when I research it months ago, attributed it to (and don't quote me directly) something to do with the server side software (which I have no control over) and some timing mechanism embedded into WordPress to push out posts at some regular interval. Since, at that time, there was no solution, this plug-in was recommended as it boot-forced the server to spit anything out more than 5 minutes past its "post-by" time. Been working like a champ every since.

    I've tried disabling it in the past to see what would happen and stuff never got posted.

    Still leaves me in a bit of a pickle given I can't control my provider's server's code and versions.

  6. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Been working like a champ every since.

    When was the plugin last updated?

  7. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Am currently testing by de-activating it. Have posted 4 pre-posts and then 4 more with video to see what happens.

    Will update soon.

    If interested (and it is not some people's cup of tea, the blog is: http://www.antzinpantz.com/kns Might help. Maybe not.

    Will check into update date.

  8. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, it appears the "missed schedule" issue might be fixed. Everything is going off w/o a hitch. HOWEVER, the videos STILL are not posting.

    Will try de-activating more plug-ins.

    As for the last update on Missed Sched plug-in? 09-20-2011

  9. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I actually tested embedded videos in scheduled posts using Twenty Eleven on one of my own sites this morning and it worked without a hitch. As for the plugin, it's getting a little long in the tooth. If you don't need it, delete it.

  10. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Looks like I will need it since some posts did not show up even after 20 minutes.

    But since neither did the videos when the plug-in was turned off, then I doubt it is the problem. I turned off all the others and re-pre-posted the videos. They also did not show up.

    Pretty much rules out the plug-ins. On to switching themes. Wish me luck.

  11. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How much traffic does the site get? You do know that wp-cron isn't a true cron but a fake that relies on site visits?

  12. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I get about 1,000 visits per day, about double that in page views. As for wp-cron and the tech stuff.....I am about as t4chnologically backward as you can imagine. I can meddle my way around FTP'ing stuff into folders but start talking servers and processes and language and my brain locks up. Maybe if I were younger it would not seem so baffling.

    As for the site, I rarely change anything. Once I set it up I do not go adding plug-ins or changing the theme. It's worked well for 5 years (other than the "missed schedule" thing I needed to fix almost 2 years ago but since then, fine. Upgrade to V 3.5and problems surge. Baffling, irritating and annoying.

    Just changed the theme and well....... looks like a theme issue. DAMN!!!!

    Will change back to the old theme, re-pre-post those vids and see what happens. If it still does not work it looks like I have to find a new theme. And I SO liked the simplicity of the one I had.

  13. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Where was the old theme from?

  14. calik1d
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    esmi, can't he just go back to the previous wordpress version instead of changing themes?

  15. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Not with restoring a pre-upgrade database backup, no.

  16. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Esmi: the old theme was called "Mike's Little Journalized Theme" by Mike Little: http://www.http://zed1.com/

    I do not believe it is supported any more but was a great, simple theme without bells and whistles.

    Now it appears the bells and whistles are mandatory.

    It took a while but I located a three column theme that I can modify with a bit of work to change colors, fonts and other features as I hate white backgrounds. It's called "Atahualpa."

    I am waiting for one of my old pre-posted videos to appear tomorrow because I suspect if I try pre-posting something now I won't be getting true results as the problems appear to be those from posts I loaded up prior to upgrading to WP V3.5.

    Another is "Mantra" but I am holding off activating it until I can see what "Atahualpa" will do.

    Thanks again for responding. Tomorrow I will know better.

  17. kaoss999
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi tavaresv i got same problem

    "Here's where it gets weird: I do a lot of "pre-posting" entries to my blog. I set everything up, set the time for it to appear, publish it, do a preview to make sure everything looks OK and go on about my day's business.

    Then, when the time comes, the post goes up but all the video's code disappears. I go back in to edit it using Text (not the visual editor) to see what's wrong and there is no code there. At all. Blank! I then re-enter the code, hit publish again, and it shows up."

    I tried a new installation of wordpress without plugins but the videos are removed upon publication.

    Sorry my bad english.

  18. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Kaoss: stay tuned for tomorrow where I find out if it's the theme or not.

  19. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK everyone: I changed the theme to a newer one and it still dumps my videos. It's Atahualpa V 3.7.1 last updated 12-02-2012

    Something is very wrong here as I should not have to run through a bunch of themes to find one that works given I do not like the Twenty Twelve theme.

    Help, please?!?!?!

  20. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Switched back to TwentyTwelve and it STILL does not display the videos.

    Ideas?!?!?!

  21. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Went back in on a post with a video embed that had missed its schedule and checked the code. It was still there. I did NOTHING to it as the time had passed and figured if I modified it in any way it would appear normally.

    Two minutes later the post appeared, stripped of the code so somewhere between sitting in the queue and actually getting passed through to be posted the embed codes are getting stripped out. And this is on the TwentyTwelve theme.

    If I were to try and re-load 3.5 (minus the content folder as stated above) do I need to be concerned with the fact that V3.5 has something like 14 files in the root directory but when I FTP in I find there are about 24 files in MY root directory? Further assume the only two folders I delete are the wp-includes and wp-admin folders from the current location and then upload the two new folders?

    The extra files I have on the server in the WP directory are below and all of them have "last modified" dates of before December except the .htaccess file (10/7/2012):

    Here they are:
    .htaccess
    error_log
    favicon.ico
    index.php.wpau.bak
    wp-app.php
    wp-atom.php
    wp-commentsrss2.php
    wp-config.sample.php
    wp-feed.php
    wp-pass.php
    wp-rdf.php
    wp-register.php
    wp-rss.php
    wp-rss2.php

  22. Mike Little
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This seems to be a known issue in 3.5
    http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/22944

    Scheduled posts are stripping embeds and iframes at the point they get published.

  23. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Mike!

    Please tell me I can go back to you theme soon!!!

    I thought I was going crazy there for a while.

    Thanks!

  24. Mike Little
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't have any specific plans to update my theme at the moment.

    It's almost 4 years since I last updated it. I'm surprised it was still working.

    Hopefully the big fix for the problem I found on trac will allow you to return the Journalized theme.

  25. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yep, worked fine for me until this. However, it is widespread as a friend of mine also tried loading a video and it crapped out.

    Thanks for pointing out that it is now a known problem.

  26. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Anyone have any idea when this will be fixed or how I can get information on when it will be fixed?

  27. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Esmi,

    I uploaded Hotfix to my plug-ins directory. Should that fix it based on what I saw at the link Mike Little left?

  28. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Apparently the plugin is not working (or the fix isn't, either.)

  29. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No one said anything about the Hotfix plugin correcting this issue yet. Delete it.

  30. tavaresv
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've de-activated it. Thanks! Guess I got ahead of myself thinking it was done when I saw the has-patch added. I should have known better and looked at the links.

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