Box.net Widget Cannot Save New Code
In the Box.net Widget, I clear the default code: <embed src=”http://www.box.net/static/flash/box_explorer.swf?widgetHash=&cl=0″ width=”0″ height=”0″ wmode=”transparent” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash”></embed>
Then, enter the code from the Box.net website for the MP3 file I want to share: <embed src=”http://www.box.net/embed/vhqm7e1zb1tmyfy.swf” width=”200″ height=”200″ wmode=”opaque” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowFullScreen=”true” allowScriptAccess=”always”>
When I save, I get essentially the default: <embed src=”http://www.box.net/static/flash/box_explorer.swf?widgetHash=&cl=0″ width=”200″ height=”200″ wmode=”transparent” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash”></embed>
I have done this successfully in the past, so I am at a loss what to do.
Thanks for suggestions or fixes.
The blog I need help with is thethreebigquestions.wordpress.com.
The code has to remain the same as the one given by box. That is what gets pasted in the WordPress.com widget.
Once you’ve uploaded MP3s on box.net, they will automatically appear in the widget. You can also configure the widget to either allow or disallow downloading of the MP3.
Direct embed codes or linking to a file on box.net is only if you have a paid box.net account and then, too, it has to be one of the allowed file types.If you don’t have a paid account, it shouldn’t work.
More about the box.net widget here http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/boxnet-widget/
More about audio embeds here http://en.support.wordpress.com/audio/
Sorry! Forgot to close a STRONG tag. Mods, assist?
OK-now I see. I’ve just reported to Support that the “go get some HTML code” link in the widget is broken and doesn’t lead to the page it used to on box.net.
@jennifer, fixed strong tag.
We’ll investigate the discrepancy via the support ticket. Thanks!
We still can’t use all the box.net functionalities like “disallow downloading of the MP3s”. Too bad…
Unless something’s changed on Box.net’s side, you should be able to disallow download of MP3’s by logging into the widget on your site. Use the down arrow in the upper right hand corner to get to the login box.
I cannot modify and save the code of box,net widget (dimensions for width and height). The code always return the same.
Where are you trying to change the dimensions, on Box.net or in the WordPress.com widget? If it’s the widget, then use the boxes for width and height below the space where you paste the Box.net widget code, then save. The new dimensions should now show up in the space where you pasted the code.
Oh my… Thank you Jennifer !
We couldn’t do that before if you read the first link you put :
“It is not possible to stop anyone from downloading a file from your Box.net widget unless you have a fully private blog. Anyone who is able to view your blog can download the files.”
Now we can !
But we can’t choose the color like before :/
The old code :
<embed src=”http://www.box.net/static/flash/widget_player.swf” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” FlashVars=”subString=folderId=fyi8bb6p0s,color=000000,title=Zikmu !” wmode=”transparent” width=”220″ height=”258″></embed>
The new code :
<embed src=”http://www.box.net//static/flash/box_explorer.swf?widget_hash=fyi8bb6p0s&v=1&cl=0″ width=”220″ height=”258″ wmode=”transparent” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash”></embed>
@trigz-You are welcome! I’ve had a box.net account since I signed up with WordPress.com (about 4 years) and as far as I know the widget was always configurable to prevent download of MP3 files. But in order to do it, you have to set up the widget first and then log in to the widget itself and change the settings there.
But, having said that, I think that warning in the Support Doc is there to let you know that if someone accesses a file from within a browser they can still find a way to access it afterwards, even if it is not directly accessible. So still… (CYA clause.) :)
Yes, I’m not sure what’s going on on Box.net’s end, but obviously there have been some changes. I haven’t heard anything back from WordPress.com Support other than a cryptic “Hopefully box.net will fix this soon”. :/
So, wait and see.
Thank you again.
Ok, Jennifer! Thanks.
But, when I try exchange the code, for exemple, using the option ‘list’, and no the default ‘icon’, to show the files, the new code generated by box.net site is not saved.
Sorry! But I think that this problem is in box.net.
Thanks for your attention!
@muccamargo, if you are having a problem on box.net, take the default code as box.net gives it to you and then see if you can change the settings in the box.net widget once you’ve set it up on your WordPress.com blog. If you can’t, I suggest dropping box.net support a note.
Just to add to this thread…. I have been using the box.net wordpress widget for a couple years – the old style widget – now it no longer plays the files unless I am logged in on box.net. Not what I want obviously – no one else can play my music files! Any thoughts? Thx
@gregdrums – The best thing to do would be to submit your problem directly to Support. One thing I did notice on your blog, is that some of the code seems to have escaped the widget, or at least I see some code under the widget in the sidebar. Might want to mention that as well. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/
On the other hand, the good news is that it seems the “Go get some HTML code” link in the WordPress.com Box.net widget is working again.
The same thing is happening with me…the Box.net widget sets up okay, but there are some lines of code under the widget. I’ve contacted support at Box.net, describing the issue, but they haven’t gotten back to me yet.
Extra code keeps reappearing beneath my Box.net widget as well. I delete all the code for it within Dashboard, paste in the original code that worked right for months, click Save and immediately the extra code is added back again. It will even add more code each time you click Save.
Just went back to my test blog, cleaned out the widget code that I got from my existing box.net account and proceeded to sign up for a new box.net account using the “Go get some HTML” link in the WordPress.com widget. Copied the initial embed code from the WordPress.com sign up page on box.net and pasted it into the widget, saved it and proceeded to get a line of code running under the widget on my test blog.
Definitely odd. This does not happen with the box.net “embed this folder in your website” code received from box.net once inside your newly created box.net account.
@disembedded @moconfederate Please contact WordPress.com Support directly with this problem, as it’s nothing the forum volunteers can help with. Please also point them to this thread in the forum. TIA
Also for those interested:
In the initial embed code the widget color is configurable; in the second it is not.
In the initial embed code it is not possible to configure the widget to disallow downloads; in the second it is.
same problem here. lines of code under the box.net widget. hopefully someone will fix this issue. it’s clearly a wordpress bug and not box.net because I didn’t touch the code that box.net gave me.
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