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  • 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

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  • esmi

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    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.

    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?

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    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.

    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.

    esmi

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    Forum Moderator

    Been working like a champ every since.

    When was the plugin last updated?

    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.

    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

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    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.

    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.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    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?

    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.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Where was the old theme from?

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

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

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

    Esmi: the old theme was called “Mike’s Little Journalized Theme” by Mike Little: 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.

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