pinging tech support

March 19th, 2007

Question for the IT boffins out there: any idea why my entries that attempt to embed flickr images are only showing the contents of the ‘alt’ description rather than the full image? I’ve checked the css and it doesn’t seem to contain anything that would strip out the image.

Having the same trouble with an embedded flash gizmo from vodpod.com as well.

Answers on a post card to the usual address.

Help!

4 Responses to “pinging tech support”

  1. Jack Says:

    I can see embedded Flickr images just fine, eg. in the ‘Strangely tapering humanoids’ and ‘Ecobuild data farming posts’, on both the front page and the individual entry pages.
    There might be something amiss at your end – maybe a problem in your userContent.css or an overzealous ad-blocking extension?

  2. adam Says:

    i see flickr images too. if your connection is slow, your browser may give up trying to download the image, and just show you the alt text.

    posting embed codes in wordpress sucks. i use WP SWF-object.

    you can also add
    remove_filter('the_content', 'wptexturize');
    to wp-config.php.

  3. adam Says:

    oh, and make sure under option > writing you’ve unticked “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically”.

  4. Rob Says:

    Thanks guys. The ‘correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically’ tick box seems to have helped. Will try the embed code plugin.

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