The State of Video

The premium plan features video support and more storage. A premium upgrade needs premium flow. Here’s where video flow falls short.

Editor embed preview

On wordpress.com, a wpvideo shortcode is shown instead of an embedded preview.

Core WordPress shows an embed preview, and has for years.

https://github.com/Automattic/wp-calypso/issues/1730

https://github.com/Automattic/wp-calypso/pull/2267

Edit modal

Core offers a video edit modal accessible from an inline toolbar. wordpress.com does not.

Video upload dead end

Attempting to upload a video without a premium upgrade resulted in a confusing error message instead of clear explanation and a pointer to the premium upgrade.

https://github.com/Automattic/wp-calypso/issues/3199

This bad flow existed for years, surviving multiple editor and plans/premium iterations.

Until today. Fixed.

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