Want to add image slideshow but javascript not allowed on wordpress.com

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  • #1126500

    scsgna7
    Member

    How can I add an image slideshow on wordpress.com if javascript is now allowed? I got an error messge that states ‘this slideshow requires javascript’ and after more research, I see we cannot use javascript!. Slideshare is for presentations and documents and Zemanta pulls images I don’t want.

    The blog I need help with is scsgna.org.

    #1126642

    raincoaster
    Member

    Why don’t you use a Flickr slideshow or the WordPress.com slideshow features?

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/slideshows/

    #1126650

    scsgna7
    Member

    I tried the wordpress.com slideshow but I am getting the error, ‘this slideshow requires javascript’ yet I see in support/wordpress.com doesn’t allow javascript. I am confused. I will try flickr. Thank you for your quick reply!

    #1126665

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Could you please let us know exactly the steps you’re taking to add the slideshow so we can investigate? Could you also provide a link to a draft page where this is happening so I can take a look?

    You should definitely not be seeing that error so I’d like to get to the bottom of it. Thanks.

    #1126690

    scsgna7
    Member

    When starting the post, I click on add media, which takes me to the insert media. I click on create gallery and then I click on media library (I know I can also upload photos from my file). I pick my photos and then it takes me to gallery settings. On the type, I change default to slideshow and click on insert gallery. I save the settings and when I get to the page, I see the error message about requiring javascript. I placed it on the first column of my webpage: http://scsgna.org/ for you to view. I appreciate your help!

    #1126696

    scsgna7
    Member

    I just sent an email stating all is well; when I tried it on my other blog (private, secondary blog) getting same error message, and the slideshow is a black box. http://giendo.wordpress.com/
    Not sure why it is working on one and not the other.

    #1126699

    scsgna7
    Member

    Sorry, it is me again. Definately views only when completely signed out of admin (which I was not on my second blog). Thanks.

    #1126732

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Hi there – I’m not seeing anything like a slideshow in the first column on your site here: http://scsgna.org/

    Would you mind providing a link to the page in question in your admin area where you’ve tried to add the slideshow? For example, something like:

    https://scsgna7.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1501&action=edit

    I don’t see any posts on that site.

    The slideshow on this site looks fine:

    http://giendo.wordpress.com/

    Are you able to upgrade to IE9?

    Could you please check your site in a different browser, such as Chrome, or Firefox? Thanks very much.

    #1126741

    scsgna7
    Member

    Good morning!
    I actually pulled the slideshow off of the scsgna.org site knowing my giendo wordpress site was functioning properly. The key is to make sure I am completely signed out of the admin function and the slideshow worked on both blogs. Thanks for your help!
    I cannot control the size of the slideshow but read that it is not an option in the support doc (even though there are features on the edit page to enlarge or make smaller). Again, I so appreciate your time!

    #1126742

    kathrynwp
    Staff

    I’m glad you got it working. We do hope to add more options to the slideshow feature in the future, but for now the size is fixed.

    If you need anything else, just let us know.

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