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WordPress' Changes To Embedding Videos from Video Sharing Website Are Annoying! (7 posts)

  1. abe_charles
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello WordPress, I am having a serious issue when it comes to embedding videos from sites like Dailymotion.com, Vimeo.com and other non-YouTube video sharing sites. Initially you could just insert the YouTube video's URL into the add media section of both WordPress.com and WordPress.org and it would be embedded, same goes for Vimeo, Dailymotion and others. This is no longer so across the board with WordPress.com and current versions of WordPress.org. For YouTube you have to copy the embed code and insert it into add media section of your composed WordPress post. Why is this so? It was fine as it was. Now with Vimeo.com and especially Dailymotion.com you don't even have a frame to work with and you can't adjust the size of the video on your post's page. It's just inserting code which you have to go through the hassle of researching how to get the code from the video on the video sharing site and research how to embed it. This is tedious and it makes no sense. You have to jump through hoops to get what you need done. First you could use plugins to assist but with the insertion of code these plugins which you could use to embed and resize the video window no longer work. You have to work with code instead of a frame so you can use the plugins to resize. I have tried so many plugins and users here on this forum have recommended plugins to me which are no longer relevant as the rules of embedding no longer apply as the structure of this aspect of WordPress has changed. could you fix this in the next version of WordPress because it is extremely annoying and I don't know why this was done. It makes it hard for novice and even experienced users of WordPress.com and WordPress.org to work with. Older versions of WordPress never had this problem. Unless you can suggest a plugin or mechanism for me to see some sort of video frame to resize when i embed my video or manipulate I am appealing to you WordPress to revert to the older system of embedding videos. This current system is just not working. I am frustrated and disappointed and I am 10, 000% sure I am not the only one who is upset about this issue. This is bad and I am urging you to change this.

  2. For YouTube you have to copy the embed code and insert it into add media section of your composed WordPress post.

    Huh?

    *Goes to test site, pastes both YouTube and Vimeo URLs into a new post, sees expected results (it worked)*

    I'm sorry but WordPress still works. You just paste the URLs on a new line or surround them with [embed]...[/embed].

    Putting the native embed HTML code won't work reliably as the editor will modify that code.

    Have you tried any troubleshooting such as switching to the Twenty Fourteen theme and deactivating all of your plugins? What you are describing is not the normal behavior for a WordPress installation.

  3. abe_charles
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have done what you say I should do for YouTube which is copy the embed code and insert it in the add media section of the WordPress add new post section. It works for YouTube but I don't care much for Vimeo as i no longer use that service or wish to. I get most of my content from YouTube. As for Dailymotion which matters a great deal to me as i upload most of my non YouTube content there, I can't see a square boxed frame with which to adjust the parameters. i only see code so i can't resize the video frame so i can adjust it to match the space allocated for any particular theme. It just adds the video and i can't adjust the size of the video box or video window. I insert a code based on advice from Dailymotion as to what to do provided on a WordPress.com support page which works but all i have is the code but no ability pre-publishing the post to adjust the size the video takes up on the page. That's my main issue. I have tested it on all three of my blogs and disabled plugins and it still doesn't work for me. Don't know what you could suggest. I even created test blogs on my account and it doesn't work either. What I want to see is a physical frame so i can manipulate instead of code. You can't resize code which is just text, unless i have some kind of idea by means of seeing what to do to make the video on the page smaller or bigger. Is there a way to do that?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    As for Dailymotion which matters a great deal to me as i upload most of my non YouTube content there

    Is Dailymotion an oEmbed-Enabled site? I can't see it in the list on http://codex.wordpress.org/Embeds

  5. I don't think Dailymotion will work natively. I also think that part of the problem here is that what works on WordPress.COM won't work on a self-installed version of WordPress without a plugin.

    Try using this plugin, it's what I recommend for cases like that one.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/vipers-video-quicktags/

  6. abe_charles
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Someone already recommended vipers. Tried it, didn't work. I have the same issues with Dailymotion on wordpress.com and wordpress.org I don't think there is much of a difference as wp.com and wp.org are essentially the same. Only difference is one is self hosted and the other is not.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    wp.com and wp.org are essentially the same

    No they aren't. wordpress.com sites have many features built in as standard that are not available by default in self-hosted sites.

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