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    Kir on #51272

    Hi there, ok I will take another look and come back, thank you.

    Another important point, during registration and profile completion, we have some additional pages we ask users to refer to during sign up to check that their profile info is a fit, but of course when they click these links they are now unable to access those pages.

    How can I white list some pages is there a function I could use with some page ids?

    I think it would be a great idea to make it possible to pick some pages in settings that are whitelisted from the plugin, or add some page ids or uris or similar, and then these pages are always accessible even when the profile has not been completed yet? But any other pages or posts etc that have not been selected are treated ‘as is’ and you cannot visit those you will be redirected back to the profile edit screen?

    Kind regards

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    Kir on #50756

    Hi again,
    I wondered if I could try to understand more about the way the that the thumbnail is attributed to the video in mediapress, so that using mediapress doesn’t discount the use of videopack plugin for attributing a thumbnail / encoding in future profjects (it offers things like watermarking and auto encoding to a different format for uniformity in the site etc out of the box, which is really useful).

    https://wordpress.com/plugins/video-embed-thumbnail-generator

    Looking at it a bit more, I was wondering if the issue we’re having could be pinpointed, I can see that videopack finds the video uploaded via mediapress ok, and puts it into the queue for an automatic thumbnail / encodes it automatically upon upload, so that is all fine. In admin for the attachment all of the options for applying thumbs from the videopack plugin show and save as they should, the only thing is that front end, the default video-thumb from mediapress shows either way instead of whatever you select.
    Thanks Brajesh

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    Kir on #50752

    Ah ok thanks, well if we can get yours working I would love to use it, I’ll wait to hear
    Thanks Brajesh

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    Kir on #50746

    Hi thanks Brajesh, and yes I couldn’t get mpp transcoder working at all, I read back through all that Í could find before writing and Í can see I’ve got the same issue a few others had but can’t find any fix. Í don’t mind just using videopack, it includes a watermarking tool that’s useful – but I would really like to keep using mediapress for everything to do with media, I just can’t find anyway to prevent that default thumbnail video-thumbnail from replacing the video thumbnails that videopack is creating. Can you think of anything I could try to stop that from happening?

    The server is linux, and ffmpeg is the latest, everything else is the latest, php 7.4 and videopack does use wp_generate_attachment_metadata

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    Kir on #50738

    Hi there thank you I will look at this.

    A separate issue, I’ve been trying to set up transcoder, I tried yours but was unable to see any success, it was telling me I didn’t have ffmpeg installed, when it is definitely there, at usr/bin – I know it’s working because I tried it with videopack https://wordpress.org/plugins/video-embed-thumbnail-generator/ and the instance of ffmpeg was detected there without any issue. I read back through whatever I could find about it and saw you had suggested ensuring shell_exec was enabled and it definitely is for the version of php I’m using.

    The strange thing is, when transcoding, after automatic conversion and creation of a thumbnail, whilst mediapress plugin is active every video uploads with a default mediapress video thumbnail. But when I deactivate mediapress and replace with another plugin, (I used rt media), the video was uploaded fine and the thumbnail autocreated without any issue. Could you point me in the direction of why the mediapress video thumbnail might be overriding the autocreated video thumbnails each time? I’d much prefer to use Mediapress πŸ™‚ Thanks

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    Kir on #50570

    Oops! Please ignore that extra bit of code [/su_tab] – obviously nothing to do with it, I pasted it in by accident and the edit button above isn’t working for me so I can’t remove it.

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    Kir on #27064

    Hi there, just following up on this again, here’s an example attached.

    The thing is as a front end user of your website doesn’t interact with the back end where you set the limit in wp-admin at all, so they wouldn’t know anything about it. To them it will just seem there is opportunity to carry on adding featured images, but they don’t appear. That there are more images showing as featured in the gallery (because the button says ‘Remove Featured’ since they clicked it), than there are images showing as actually featured at the top of their page, so it’s a bit confusing for the end user of a website. The admin wants to set it 8, but the front end user can carry on adding even when there are 8 already, they just won’t actually be featured despite it looking like they have in the gallery itself where it now says ‘remove’.

    They may get the hint that you can maybe only set 8 if only 8 are appearing, but then they will wonder why they still have the opportunity showing to add more under other images (with ‘set as featured’ button) if there’s a limit.

    Also how’s the order the featured images display in determined? Just thinking that the order that featured images are set as featured by an end user, isn’t necessarily the same as the order they’re displayed in the gallery. A front end user could browse through their gallery and pick items as they decide to, for their page – and if they tried to feature quite a few more than the limit set without knowing what that limit was (I can’t see it tells the front end user anywhere), ….and then all of those pics they tried to feature now say ‘Remove Featured’ in the gallery even when they are not actually featured, the front end user won’t easily remember which pics to un-select to make which of the other ones they’d prefer to appear turn up as featured at the top of the page… (that sounds odd but do you know what I mean?). The end user could also feel a bit annoyed if they wasted time picking images that weren’t ever going to display, because they didn’t know the limit. And just assumed they’d not hit a limit yet if it was still suggesting you could add (by letting you click the button and it saying ‘Remove’ – it suggests to them it has been added.

    These issues would disappear if as soon as the limit imposed in admin were reached the ‘Add featured’ button disappeared on any further instances of pics.

    Or if it’s easier to just show ‘add featured’ button all the time, it’d do the job equally as well to have an alert of some kind pop up to say ‘limit of X (call in limit imposed in admin here) has been reached’ – if add in where the button would normally change to ‘Remove’ a quick check to see if the imposed admin limit has been reached, and to not complete that process to change the button to Remove if it has been reached.

    That way even if the button to set as featured is always there, at least it will only ever say ‘Remove featured’ on the number of pics in the admin limit, which is better user experience (see picture where 9 pics say Remove when only 8 are displaying)

    I hope I made sense – I’d love to use the plugin it’s great – but it’s a shame it’s a little bit confusing for users as it stands with the user experience showing more pics with Remove Featured than have actually been featured (as per pic).

    Oh hang on I can’t add pic here, but basically screen dump shows 9 images, when limit set is 8, but all 9 in the user’s interface show ‘Remove Featured’ even though only 8 have actually been featured.

    Thanks Brajesh πŸ™‚

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    Kir on #26053

    I don’t seem to be able to edit the above although there’s an edit link, but just to add that this is in relation to Media Press Featured Content
    Thank you πŸ™‚

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    Kir on #26002

    Sorry- I feel I didn’t make enough sense at the start above and I can’t edit it for some reason, the first sentence should really have said:

    “If I set the number of featured media to show at 8 in the wp-admin, and the user already had 8, it’d be expected that the option to set a media item as featured on the front end would no longer be available, so the user can understand that they have run out of room. Otherwise it seems they can select featured items, but nothing happens – it could be confusing if there are lots of media items in a gallery.”

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    Kir on #25998

    Hi Brajesh,

    Thank you but I’d like to just remove the tabs – I still want users to be able to edit, but using the options in the other tab.

    It looks like these tabs I detailed above that I want to remove are just for bulk editing – and I won’t need those so i’d like to remove them to keep the screens as simple and uncomplicated as possible for users, leaving the individual edit tools.

    So how can I just remove, or ‘unset’ those tabs?

    Ideally I prefer not to just hide the tabs with css, I don’t want it to be possible to navigate to them still – instead I want to totally remove the tabs, but hiding will do if I can’t do anything else.

    I tried loads of things I can’t get it working

    Thank you

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