Plugin for Mobile posts that include text, photo and short video clips

  1. harveybeck

    I'd like a plugin that makes it easy to reliably do mobile posts that include text, pix and video clips, with the video hosted somewhere that plays video well (ie not my self-installed WordPress site on a shared server)

    The problem to be solved
    When travelling, I can easily use the WordPress mobile app to post text and pix. However, with WordPress Mobile, adding video to the post is:

    - unreliable and
    - posted to my server - I prefer to use a cloud service like Youtube

    However, sending short clips to youtube, then adding shortcodes to my post is clumsy. So I either make the effort when I get home to combine a bunch of video clips into one youtube video, or I just don't bother with video.

    It would be nice to be able to post text, photo and short video clips easily and reliably.

    Posted: 1 month ago #
  2. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    You can just paste the YouTube URL into your post. No shortcode needed.

    Posted: 1 month ago #
  3. harveybeck

    The issue isn't shortcode vs URL. The workflow I’m trying to address is that I don't want to have to post several small video snippets to Youtube, copy each URL, return to WP mobile, find the right spot in my post, which already contains text and several pictures, paste it in. Rinse. Repeat.

    That's especially clumsy when I'm away from wifi (eg away from the hotel) and I want to create a post that contains several pictures, text and several short video clips that will be uploaded when I'm on wifi.

    To do some of that in the WordPress app, and later upload other parts to YouTube in short snippets, then find the right spots in my post ... is really clumsy.

    It would be nice to be able to construct the full post while mobile, then just press a button when I’m back on wifi.

    Posted: 1 month ago #
  4. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    You can do that though.

    We're talking about https://apps.wordpress.com/mobile/ right?

    Save the post as a draft and you do exactly that. Because no matter what, you're going to have to take the link and copy it into 'something'

    The only thing I'm not sure about is the images, but I seem to recall being able to write a whole post on my wifi only iPad, and it saved it all as local draft. Then I pushed the draft to the live site.

    Posted: 1 month ago #

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