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  1. Hi John,

    We have recently set up blogs for each class in the school. Whilst trying to upload media within a post they have been receiving this error:
    Error file is empty. Please upload something more substantial.
    This error appears when they are using their iPad minis and trying to upload media from their camera roll.
    Any idea why this message is appearing?
    Thanks

    1. Hi Craig,
      No I don’t know what is going on there. I’ve not had any problem uploading from iOS, and just tested via my iPhone. Can you let me know what version of the operating system you are using so we can try and duplicate the problem.

      1. Hi John,

        It was iOS version 8.0 (12A365) . I have just updated it to the latest version, iOS version 8.4.1 and it seems to have solved the problem.
        Thanks

  2. Hey,

    Great site! has been very useful.

    I am struggling to embed Twitter/Facebook streams using jetpack… Have followed all the instructions on WordPress support pages (created widget ID/ attempted HTML and Shirtcode plugin). Best result is a link to social media… No embedded stream.

    Can it be done?

    Thanks,

    Raymond

  3. Hi John
    A pupil has created a ppt in online 365 and would like to put it into the school blog so it appears as a ppt and not a link. We tried using the embed code but this didn’t work. Is there a way to do it please?
    Caroline

    1. Hi Caroline,
      Not at the moment.
      1. An O365 files cannot be shared publicly. It would not display on a blog even if you could embed it.
      2. The embed code for powerpoint seems to be an iFrame. Allowing iframes to embed is seen as a security risk by our blogs developers. It is usually disabled on large muli-sites such as ours. WordPress ‘prefers’ oEmbed (like the way youtube works).
      For this to work we would need, open sharing to be allowed from Glow O365 and to embed iFrames without allowing iFrames (we did something similar for ClickView video in the last release).

      https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/glowblogs/glowbloghelp/portfolio/iframes/

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