The issues with embedding from Tableau are annoying, and have been annoying me. I know how much time these things can suck out of the limited time-receptacle that contains thesis production, so I really want to fix this asap.
My feeling was that this is an issue of WordPress.com vs WordPress.org. There is very little option for customisation of WordPress.com beyond the themes and options provided, and there is no facility to adjust CSS, without paying a fee, and frankly, if I’m going to pay for the privilege of tweaking the CSS I’d much rather pay for full hosting instead of just an add-on.
So, I decided to check it out by posting the embed code to my academic website, also WordPress, but hosted by Reclaim Hosting. It worked perfectly, fully embedded and interactive as it should be. Great. Ish.
No silly arrow, no display issues, link here: http://continuousflux.com/uncategorized/testing-testing-123/
The question now is what to do? Do I just pay for hosting, or persevere with a less-than perfect product which fails to do one of the most basic things a website should do?