Support » Plugin: Video Thumbnails » WordPress 3.6 video post-format input box

  • Resolved Anointed

    (@anointed)


    I have been working with the new 3.6beta and love the new video post-format input box for adding videos to a post. The only issue I have so far is that the video thumbnails plugin does not seem to check if there is a video added via the post-format gui. While the gui is new, obviously the video post-format has been around for some time now.

    Do you plan on adding the ability for the thumb plugin to check the video post-format gui for a video so that a thumb can be generated that way?

    *I find it very easy for the clients to add videos especially with the new gui, and having the separate input box is making it very easy for me to create custom video centric themes as I can place the video anywhere in my template vs. simply adding it to the content as we used to do.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/video-thumbnails/

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  • Plugin Author Sutherland Boswell

    (@sutherlandboswell)

    It looks like this feature is no longer making it into 3.6, and instead will be released as a separate plugin. Once that plugin is out I can have Video Thumbnails automatically check if the plugin is enabled and scan the appropriate field.

    In the meantime you shouldn’t have a problem getting the same functionality working for your clients by simply setting up a meta box with a custom field for a video.

    The post format (http://wprocks.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/post-format-icons-supported-theme-coffeetime2.jpg) functionality is in 3.6, but the plugin doesn’t seem to check the field ‘External video code’ in the ‘Video’ metabox. Am I correct? Will it in the future?

    Plugin Author Sutherland Boswell

    (@sutherlandboswell)

    Are you sure you aren’t using a plugin or theme that adds the “Video” metabox? Post formats have been around awhile (that screen shot is from 2011), but 3.6 was originally planned to include new special meta boxes that would only appear after you’ve selected certain post formats. This feature ended up being removed from 3.6 before it was released so the meta box your video is being stored in must be created by a different plugin or possibly your theme. Please open up a new thread and I’d be happy to help you figure out a solution.

    I was totally heartbroken when they removed the metaboxes from the core. With them in the core like they were in the beta I was finding it much easier to get plugin and theme authors to consider adding support. Now that it is a separate plugin, I have found that every author I talk to has no more interest as the work just isn’t worth it to many of them.

    @sutherland
    I would make one suggestion and that is if you could come up with an easy function where we could extend video images to work in other custom fields that would help a lot. Just some code we could add to the theme functions.php.

    Just thinking something that says, add_video_thumbnail_support(‘metabox/custom-field-id’); would be awesome.

    @sutherland: you’re right. It shows in my 3.6 version because of theme functionality. I wasn’t aware of it.

    Plugin Author Sutherland Boswell

    (@sutherlandboswell)

    @anointed There’s already a way to do this, just hadn’t gotten around to documenting it! Check out this tutorial and let me know if you need any help.

    @sutherland
    Absolutely perfect!

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