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

Covello, Steve Steve.Covello at granite.edu
Fri May 10 18:41:48 UTC 2013

I've been using the plugin: Tweet Blender successfully.


- Steve

From: Ronnie Burt <burtrw at gmail.com<mailto:burtrw at gmail.com>>
Reply-To: "wp-edu at lists.automattic.com<mailto:wp-edu at lists.automattic.com>" <wp-edu at lists.automattic.com<mailto:wp-edu at lists.automattic.com>>
Date: Friday, May 10, 2013 2:36 PM
To: "wp-edu at lists.automattic.com<mailto:wp-edu at lists.automattic.com>" <wp-edu at lists.automattic.com<mailto:wp-edu at lists.automattic.com>>
Subject: Re: [wp-edu] Embedded HTML, etc. in Multisite

Hi Juliana,

We run http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/unfiltered-mu/ without any issues on our Multisite networks.

It hasn't been updated in a while, but Automattic is a co-author (and the other two authors are well known too) and it works great for us.

You should be able to trust allowing embedding on your networks as long as you know all users that can add/edit posts are part of your college community - which most likely is true. Meaning you most likely don't have open blog registration to anyone in the world to be able to create blogs.

Hope this helps!


Ronnie Burt
Director of Operations
Edublogs | Incsub

Timezone: Austin, TX (UTC/GMT -6 hours)
Twitter: @ronnieburt

On Fri, May 10, 2013 at 1:31 PM, Juliana Perry <jperry02 at brynmawr.edu<mailto:jperry02 at brynmawr.edu>> wrote:
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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