Inserting wikitree widgets in wordpress

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I've been trying to insert a widget into my latest wordpress blogpost.  The instructions seem to be a bit outdated but I seem to have managed to get it into the blog.  However when I preview it, only the link 'embeddable family tree updated live from WikiTree' appears.  The actual tree image does not show.

Will it show when I publish? or is there something wrong? 

I can see from this earlier question that clicking on this embeddable link only takes you to the widget help page!  https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1027213/widgets-on-wordpress?show=1027213#q1027213

in WikiTree Tech by Veronica Williams G2G6 Pilot (137k points)
edited by Veronica Williams

2 Answers

+1 vote

You're dealing with iframes here, so quite a few things can go wrong... If you are working with a preview and nothing is showing, then I am willing to bet it will not show when published either.

So a couple of questions:

  1. Are you modifying the code in any way before pasting to your site (changing sizes, etc.)?
  2. Are you familiar with browser Developer tools so we can do some debugging?
by Steve Harris G2G6 Pilot (416k points)
Thanks for responding Steve.  No I didn't change the code but I had to make sure it was in a block (I think).  When I first pasted the code just the html text appeared.  When I changed it to a block the whole image appeared and in my draft it looks great.  

But it doesn't show in preview and from looking at that earlier post, if I publish it will look the same as Robins does - No tree just the embeddable tree link going to the help page which I don't want!

I'm not familiar with developer tools but I'm happy to give you access to my blog if that helps?
+1 vote
I have found out that the Wordpress instructions are not right for everyone, as iframes will only work when you are on the business plan.  If you have a free or premium plan you will be able to see it in the html preview, but it won't show up in the blog preview or when you publish it.  

To get around this I've taken a screenshot of the tree then added a link to the tree at the bottom.  Not as good as been able to have all the links live.  If there are any techos out there that can find another solution that would be great.
by Veronica Williams G2G6 Pilot (137k points)

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