Please vote for enabling shortcodes in widgets

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  • #480605

    julezedward8
    Member

    I just found out that this awesome blogging software doesn’t allow me to post a youtube welcome video at the side.

    You have to use VodPod, which is totally not what I desire.

    I hope there are more people with the same request, because that would really be a nice-to-have.

    So who else’s been missing adding small vimeos, youtubes or even google videos on the side in the widgets?

    #480715

    timethief
    Member

    With respect I would like to point out that requesting votes is nonsensical and needlessly creates a combative forum environment. Automattic is not a democracy. It’s a corproataion and business decisions are not made by mob rule.

    We all have the option of coming up with the $5- $7 per month required to hire a web host and download a free software install from wordpress.ORG. I have one and I can post videos in my sidebar in the theme I use on that blog.

    I cannot post them here in the sidebar on my wordpress.cCOM blog but I’m sure as heck not joining any army of wannbe voters, who are into mob rule pressure tactics and I’m surpised that you are. It’s so highschool!

    #480724

    As far as playing videos in the sidebar, you have to remember that the sidebars are typically a maximum of 200px wide, with a fair number of them at 150px. I don’t know about others, but I certainly would not click on and watch a video that is only 200px wide. It would be like watching a dancing lint ball. I just don’t see this as something I would use since I doubt my readers would use it either.

    It could be made to expand out and over the post area, but that requires quite a bit of flash programming.

    #480974

    julezedward8
    Member

    Thanks for your replies.
    However I find it interesting, since my sidebar is 300px

    What concerns the army of voters: I know it is useful to see for Automatic, as is for any software company, to see which features are most requested by their users.

    On a side note, I would like to point out that Automatic is by far more democratic than any other institution in the matrix is claiming to be.

    #480977

    timethief
    Member

    Granted that Automattic are open to suggestions from users of their software and I think anyone with a suggestion ought to hesitate making it directly to their Staff http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    There is no democratic structure and I stand on my position stated above. These threads call for us to vote are unnecessarily combative and misleading. We are free to make suggestions at any time.

    Also note that there are millions of wordpress.com bloggers and the vast and overwhelming majority are not found posting here in the English speaking forum.

    #480978

    timethief
    Member

    Sorry :( I missed a word above. I meant to type: “Granted that Automattic are open to suggestions from users of their software and I think anyone with a suggestion ought not hesitate making it directly to their Staff.”

    #481007

    Actually a video in a widget would have the same size as videos viewed in Windows Media Player when you have mini player activated in the taskbar. This is done by right clicking on

    Taskbar > Toolbars > Windows Media Player. Then you start a video and minimize WMP. Then do this:

    I had to make a screenshot to show what I mean – it’s not easy to explain. A lot of people don’t know this feature. I watch more TV in that mini window than I do on the tube itself – it’s my main news source some days. It will say put whatever you do. You can surf the net and all else while watching. :-)

    #481008

    Sorry – wrong link: http://i46.tinypic.com/qyg4km.jpg

    #481017

    phoxis
    Member

    I agree with @thesacredpath . I would not view a video on a sidebar whatever pixel wide. And my personal opinion is it is better to add a text widget or the Gravatar widget on the side bar at most and get a welcome message displayed, than a welcome movie, which will rarely be seen. And also a lot of people (like me) would be really annoyed if the video starts playing automatically.

    #481054

    Well, I think a little solo video in the sidebar could be useful. For webcam broadcasts for instance.

    The volcano in Iceland Eyjafjallajökull have several running webcams arranged around it and they are on 24-7. Some of them here Рone down for maintenance:

    http://eldgos.mila.is/eyjafjallajokull-fra-thorolfsfelli/

    In my country we follow the situation on Iceland with some interest. Iceland used to be a part of Denmark before they gained independence in 1944.

    Bastards! Perhaps I should start a movement? Reykjavik is a holy city! They live on occupied land! Stop the apartheid – Iceland is Danish!

    No. Just kidding. I support them and might have put a webcam broadcast in a mini widget had we had one. Or a webcam from the volcano Katla – it’s getting ready to blow too.

    #481057

    NB: VodPod can make live video from webcams run on a blog…

    #481058

    julezedward8
    Member

    /ignore timethief

    Others, thank you for your support. I’ll make a suggestion to the staff.

    #481059

    :-) tt is a very terrific person even thoug opinions differ a bit…

    #481063

    timethief
    Member

    @unversalgeni
    Thanks. Differences of opinions do not have to alienate people. Far be it from me to tell other adults whom to ignore. ;)

    #481066

    Yeps! :-) Did you see my almost art here from MSPaint? Would have thought it could change everybody’s mind: http://i46.tinypic.com/qyg4km.jpg

    Just kidding ! :-D)))

    #481068

    timethief
    Member

    LOL … okay so this series of bumps has got to bring a smile to julezedward8’s face, right. :)

    #481071

    Right! :-D)))

    #481072

    sonsothunder
    Member

    Adapt and over come….it’s a universal law….

    #481075

    Well, apart from the fact that WordPress of cause need to OK it, this is just as much a VodPod issue. They are the ones who should make that solo video vidget for us.

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