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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.

The Posts2Posts WordPress plug-in adds a cross-linking ability that enables supporting content in interviews and timelines.



Word Press

WordPress plug-ins
Advanced Custom Fields Pro

Posts 2 Posts enables supporting content

Able Player GitHub repository
If you are developer, consider helping improve Able Player

WebVTT Standard

Rutherfurd Living History GitHub repository
The code base for the site is open source and located here: