Image Map not working (7 posts)

  1. ElayneW
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've tried everything...

    Trying to create an image map.

    I have it working on my 'old' site but am trying to create a WP site.

    Here is the page with the image map: http://executive-assistance.ca/wip/?page_id=164

    Here is my code:`<map id="grisemap" name="grisemap"> <area shape="rect" coords="0, 33, 164, 242" href="http://www.eahosting.ca/images/portfolio/grise-letterhead.pdf" /> </map>

    <img src="http://www.executive-assistance.ca/images/portfolio/grise-collage.jpg" alt="" width="188" height="243" usemap="grisemap" border="0" />`

    Can someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong?


  2. net500cg
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, ElayneW, if it makes you feel any better, I've been a WP/WP.com user since they started and I've been able to successfully use <map></map> for years! .. until the past few weeks. And this week it's totally gone! No matter what I do, WP.com strips the CODE from the HTML text and all <maps> become non-functioning. VERY INFURIATING! ". (((

    I have spent the last 2 hours researching this and finding NOTHING - other than the standard "WP.com strips to protect its servers" crap! That may be so, but it's still CRAP!

    VERY disgruntled and unhappy MULTI-YEAR USER who has evangelized the wazoo out of WordPress. This is so Microsuck that it stinks!

  3. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Elayne -- as you are using a commercial theme, you should ask studiopress for help with this question. Commercial themes are not supported here.

    @net500cg -- it appears that you are talking about WordPress.COM -- which is totally different from self-hosted site (which I'm sure you know). I'm sure it's very frustrating, but ranting about WordPress.COM here is pointless and not relevant at all to the OP's issue. If you want more freedom as to what you can do with your site, move to self-hosted.

  4. ElayneW
    Posted 3 years ago #

    wow...okay, I'll go another route. #passthebuck

  5. net500cg
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WPyogi ..
    1st Thank you for replying.
    2nd, I'm not ranting. I'm PISSED OFF. Never confuse the two. Ranting is pointless blather. PISSED OFF is Xtreme anger due to having ones work routine screwed up/over by unknown sources/reasons/other.

    Yes, I realize that the PLACE where I am experiencing the problem is WP.com - but to say WP.com and W.org are 'separate' ..is, well, yeah right? I know the differences. But the backbone code is the same. This forum is where we go to get first-hand assistance with the WP code. So...?

    What I'm looking to find (outside of FIX!) is this:

    Has there been a weird code error/change/alteration, in how WP treats the image map tag .. or is WP.com enacting some sort of weird protective measure by dismantling the <map></map> tag? This tag is the same in HTML and XHTML. So why have we suddenly lost it? It's a very legitimate question..!

    And as to the comment, 'get a self-hosted' site. I already have dozens of them. I use the WP.com as 'extra touch' sites. And up until the past couple of weeks, all worked quite well.

    I just want to know WHAT THE HECK CHANGED?

    I am all for Change that has positive outcome. But Change without direction, may end up being good, but in the interim is most disruptive. I'm just looking to lessen or eliminate the disruption now being experienced.

    Thank you.

  6. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I understand your upset for sure, but does W.ORG dictate WP.COM policies? That's not my understanding. Have you asked this over there?

    Do image maps still work on your self-hosted sites?

  7. net500cg
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This 'problem' is not a policy matter. It's a 'WordPress' code problem.

    YES, the <map></map> tag stripping occurs on both WP.com and W.org/stand-alone sites. It occurs regardless of the Theme being used as well.

    The stand alone, W.org sites, do not Right Justify everything like WP.com is doing now'days. But there are still aggravating 'errors' in code convention that are 'universal' to WordPress installations.

    I've been forced to focus my WordPress pathways, into Posterous and Blogspot. Which, BTW, do NOT cause problems.

    I suggest WordPress get crackin' on this problem and solve it .. or they will begin loosing users in waves.


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