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[resolved] Can't get embedded video's to show in post pages (28 posts)

  1. tracigilbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi- I need a little help if possible. I have looked all over to find the tutorial on how to add video to a post page. Here is the crazy thing. I had it working at one time while attempting this. I went in and added some text thinking it would just post above it and when I went back it didn't work. I erased everything and tried multiple times and it still won't work.

    This is what I am trying to do. I would like to post the video from this page: http://kstp.com/news/stories/S3212079.shtml?cat=1

    When I click the embed on the video I get this code: <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/iframe?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=0&auto_start=0&page_count=4&pf_id=8302&pl_id=16462&rel=3&show_title=0&tags=default&va_id=4625659&volume=8&windows=1" width="425" height="330"></iframe>

    This page is what shows up: http://drugserasedreams.org/?p=388&preview=true

    And on the news page (that should be a separate blog page format then the community stories page) Nothing shows up.

    I am frustrated. I have donated my time to build this site for a community drug awareness nonprofit, and their big assembly is tomorrow night, which this is going to be part of. I need to figure this out, so if someone can help me I would appreciate it.

    Thanks in advance for any help =)
    Traci

  2. tracigilbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry, I just noticed this as well... the post I am making are showing up in my other blog page here: http://drugserasedreams.org/community-stories/

    omg... overwhelmed with why everything changed on me...

  3. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Traci - sorry you're having such a troublesome time with this - the site looks really good :)! I'm not sure how much help I can be, but maybe we can figure it out.

    Where are you getting that video code from? And how are you adding it to your post?

  4. tracigilbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here is the first issue. I am trying to make to completely separate "blog" type pages. One is called community stories and the other news. I set my blog page to community stories (as the directions said) but by doing that it puts all my posts for both community stories and news under community stories. you can see that here: http://drugserasedreams.org/community-stories/

    The top story should be under news here: http://drugserasedreams.org/inside-sfcda/news

    Which you can see it is not. =( I am not sure how to separate the two. I have tried like 6 different ways I have found on the forum and none work.

    The next issue is I read about the video format for posts. But could not find a tutorial on how to really do it. I am going to be embedding video from mostly news sources that cover the non profit. The first one is located here: http://kstp.com/news/stories/S3212079.shtml?cat=1

    I had it working once like I said, now nothing is working. =(

    Thanks about the design, it has taken me a long time to get this done. I have read hundreds of pages of tutorials and taken tons of notes on how to use this theme =) I just saw that there is an update for the theme and I am afraid to do it. If it killed the site I would surely cry....
    Thanks again for any assistance
    Traci

  5. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    As I've said before, I'm not familiar with this theme, but in general the way to separate posts into different pages (actually not static pages but posts pages) is by using categories assigned to the posts and using category items in the menu.

    So news can't be a page - it needs to be a category item - create that under your menu.

    As to the video - where did you get that iframe code? I just want to try it on a test site so we can see if that's working okay.

  6. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh, and don't update the theme at the moment :). It's not urgent and no sense taking risks right now.

  7. tracigilbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you go here: http://kstp.com/news/stories/S3212079.shtml?cat=1

    you will see the video and on the bottom right there is a little button that says share video. When you click on the button it gives you choices. So I chose embed and the one without the playlist. When I did that it gave me the following code, when I clicked copy code.

    <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/iframe?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=0&auto_start=0&page_count=4&pf_id=8302&pl_id=16462&rel=3&show_title=0&tags=default&va_id=4625659&volume=8&windows=1" width="425" height="330"></iframe>

    ** If I understand you about the first past, I need to delete those two links as pages and make them into categories? I am not sure how to do this part at all ** I have news as a page and community stories as a page. Then I also made categories both news and community. I have the community story posts checked on the post page, and I have the news posts, checked for the news category and everything shows up on the community stories page... =(

  8. tracigilbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    In the theme there is a quick set up or customizr and it has a front page option. Here you pick if it is static or post. So I chose static, it also asks you to choose a post page and I chose community stories. If I change that option nothing loads on either page (community stories or news) So I am not sure on that.

    If I delete my two pages, community stories and news and just have categories then how do you get to the pages from my main navigation on the top? I guess I am not understanding how I fix that issue...

  9. tracigilbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    http://www.themesandco.com/customizr/

    This is where I have been looking for information, but I can't seem to find answers here just shows you what it should look like.

  10. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If I delete my two pages, community stories and news and just have categories then how do you get to the pages from my main navigation on the top? I guess I am not understanding how I fix that issue...

    Yep, just go to Appearance > Menu - and in the screen for that menu, look in the left hand column for the Categories bar - click on that - you'll see there the categories you have set up. Check the ones you want to add to the menu - and click add to menu - then drag/drop them to where you want them to be in the menu.

  11. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    On the video, it works fine for me on a test site. But be sure that you are using the TEXT editor to add it and don't switch to the visual editor - as that will strip out code.

  12. tracigilbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The first part worked great =) They are now on separate pages... Now the front page feature image does not work because that must be a page... I can deal with that though I can just change something else into that featured page on the front splash page. I am okay with that, and really don't want to waste anymore time trying to figure that entire mess out =) There is plenty of stuff on this website I can use as a featured page... So thank you for assisting me with that issue. I am going to go try the video instructions you gave me, and I will let you know in a second if it worked for me this time.

    =)

  13. tracigilbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I didn't get it to work. Maybe I am just doing it wrong because I have been trying for so long. Here is what I did by step.

    1. Went to posts>clicked on add new
    2. Under format clicked on video
    3. Under category clicked on news
    4. Made sure that I was on the text mode
    5. Clicked on media>add from url
    6. Pasted url into the line
    7. Left the title spot empty on that page
    8. Clicked insert into post
    9. Clicked publish
    10. This is what I get on the news category page: http://drugserasedreams.org/category/news/

    11. This is what I get on the main page, where the video should be:
    http://drugserasedreams.org/sfcda-planning-meeting-channel-5-coverage/

    I really need this to work, almost all their coverage is news video from local news stations. =(

  14. tracigilbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am so mad at myself because I had it working fine on my first try, and then I went to add text, and I broke it and ever since I haven't been able to get it to work. I am now almost 2 hours into trying to fix this and it is making me crazy

  15. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No worries - I think you're making it harder than it is. You don't need to do anything with the media library - you're using the iframe from the news channel site. So try just creating the post - under the category you want and video format if you want (that's only for styling) - and then copy the code into the post TEXT editor - and save it. That's all :).

  16. tracigilbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I cleared my cache, shut all my browsers off, and restarted... followed your directions and check it out! http://drugserasedreams.org/category/news/

    Now here is the hard part of all of this... Can I add text to this post or am I better off leaving it alone?

    I really don't want the video on the main page but where there is some text like the one below it and then you click on the title to see everything and that is where the video is... If that is not possible.. I will live with it, but that is what I was trying to do when this mess happened to begin with =)

  17. tracigilbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    sorry I have one more question. I didn't have this before and now I do. Category Archive what is that and how do I get rid of it... I don't want that on the pages at all... That must be part of the posts-blog thing???

  18. tracigilbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can see what I mean if you look at it now. I added another news item with text and a video and it just streams the page. I do have post summary clicked under the settings>reading, but I still get the entire story...

    http://drugserasedreams.org/category/news/

  19. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    YAY!!

    Now here is the hard part of all of this... Can I add text to this post or am I better off leaving it alone?

    Sure, just do it in the text editor (if you can deal with that?)

    I really don't want the video on the main page but where there is some text like the one below it and then you click on the title to see everything and that is where the video is... If that is not possible.. I will live with it, but that is what I was trying to do when this mess happened to begin with =)

    Try changing the format of that post to standard - I think that will change it to an excerpt - which is what you want - you probably need to put the text above the video to make that work right.

    To get rid of the Category Archive, add this to your custom CSS:

    .archive-header {
       display: none;
    }
  20. tracigilbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, so if you lived in Minnesota, I would take you to dinner and buy you a beer as well. =) Thank you so much for sitting and helping me all this time. I so appreciate everything you have done to help me get this right.

    It is now PERFECT!!!

    The category thing is gone, the video's show up, the news on the first page and click to see the video...

    I am very very happy right now... =)

    Feeling accomplished... I am learning this wordpress stuff =)

  21. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Aw that's sweet - I'm in California but virtual dinner and beer appreciated! At the start of this thread I was totally wishing I was sitting next to you - so this would be a bit easier and you wouldn't be going crazy for hours trying to figure this out by yourself. You've given so much to this great organization by creating this site for them - I'm glad you're now happy with it too. I expect they'll be thrilled with it and appropriately appreciative.

    And learning WP is a plus for you too :).

  22. tracigilbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Where in California? I have been looking at moving to La Quinta. Got the moving pack and everything =)

    That is very nice of you =)I wish when I have issues with this, I did have someone sitting next to me.

    I have always built sites with graphics, photoshop, code, dreamweaver and things. I tell ya what once you get the hang of wordpress it is the best thing since peanut butter. =)

    I am on face book... tracianngilbert... look me up sometime.. =)

    Thank you again you rock and next time I am out in California we shall have that beer and dinner =)

  23. rdellconsulting
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @WPyogi, I'm sure flirting with @tracigilbert must be flouting WordPress Forum rules ;)

    (I'm just jealous as I'd like to be sitting in California right now haha)

  24. tracigilbert
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @rdellconsulting =) Sorry if I broke a rule! I marked this resolved. Again thanks for all the help last night. I am very happy with the site and what is starting to look like.

    Thanks again...

    Traci

  25. rdellconsulting
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry, Traci, it was nothing to do with you. I was teasing @wpyogi about something that happened a few weeks ago. I hope he saw it in the humorous vein that I intended. I apologise if I caused you any embarrassment.

    And I'm delighted you resolved your technical issues!

  26. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    LOL - BTW, I'm a "she" :)!

  27. rdellconsulting
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Even funnier. I guess I should retire gracefully.
    xx

  28. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ha Ha - that's what I thought too - don't retire from here - you're great!

    @Traci - you're fine and great too :)!

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