[wp-edu] Embedded HTML, etc. in Multisite

Juliana Perry jperry02 at brynmawr.edu
Fri May 10 18:31:48 UTC 2013

Hi all, 
Have other Multisite administrators encountered the problem of users trying to embed content like Twitter widgets in their blogs, and not being able to because of the (understandable) restrictions WordPress places on embedded code (for any user who isn't a Network Admin)? What kinds of strategies do you have for dealing with this? 

Obviously, oEmbed meets most of our users' embedding needs just fine (though some indication that they need to use a URL rather than embed code would be helpful-- is anyone providing instructions or feedback within WP for this?). 

But we're looking for lightweight, sustainable ways to solve the Twitter widget problem since a lot of our users want these, and it's hardly user-friendly for us to tell them they have to ask a Network Admin to embed the widget for them, and then they can never open or edit that widget again or WordPress will strip the <script> tags and replace their tweets with a broken pile of Javascript. 

Right now we're looking at plugins specifically for Twitter (using a shortcode), but I'm interested in ideas that might work for the few other things not supported by oEmbed (plus I hate to add a plugin *just* for Twitter...). Has anyone else dealt with this? 

Thank you, 
Juliana Perry 

Juliana Perry 
Web Services Project Manager 
Bryn Mawr College 

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