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The Rutherfurd Living History site is built on the open source content manager WordPress.

Videos are hosted on YouTube, but played by a local instance of Able Player, an open source video player that supports the open standard WebVTT.

Transcripts are formatted as WebVTT, and include a timecode for each sentence of text. Able Player matches the timecode in the transcript to the timecode in the video to give you an interactive transcript.

Our best practices for formatting transcripts are detailed in The InSite System and InSite: A Guide for Recording, Transcribing and Publishing Interviews.

 


Resources


Word Press
codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page

WordPress plug-ins
Advanced Custom Fields Pro
www.advancedcustomfields.com

Posts 2 Posts enables supporting content
wordpress.org/plugins/posts-to-posts

Able Player Video player (open source)
github.com/ableplayer
If you’re a developer, consider helping improve Able Player
github.com/ableplayer/ableplayer/issues

WebVTT Standard
w3c.github.io/webvtt
developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Web_Video_Text_Tracks_Format

Rutherfurd Living History GitHub repository
Wordpress template (open source):
github.com/DukeLivingHistory/RLH-Site-Code

Plug-ins for Able Player that add advanced search abilities (open source):
github.com/DukeLivingHistory/able-search
github.com/DukeLivingHistory/able-timestamps

If you’re a developer, consider helping improve the InSite software
github.com/DukeLivingHistory/RLH-Site-Code/issues