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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.

 


Resources


Word Press
https://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page

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

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

Able Player GitHub repository
https://github.com/ableplayer
If you are developer, consider helping improve Able Player
https://github.com/ableplayer/ableplayer/issues

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

Rutherfurd Living History GitHub repository
The code base for the site is open source and located here:
https://github.com/DukeLivingHistory/RLH-Site-Code