On my page, I have many fields text area fields containing text, and one WYSIWYG field containing a YouTube video (I need it to be WYSIWYG because otherwise only the URL of the video would show, not the video itself).

Problem: my text area fields have no tags other than br tags in them, whereas my WYSIWYG is full of p tags, creating layout misalignments.

If I remove p tags from the WYSIWYG field containing the video (using $strip = array('


'); echo str_replace($strip,'',$field);), then the iframe of the video becomes invisible, meaning it's there but it's gray in Firebug and doesn't show on the page.

Any suggestions?

2 Answers 2


You can try using wp_oembed_get and a textfield. You add the youtube url in the textfield.

Assuming the field name is youtube_url, your code will be something like:

if( get_field('youtube_url') ){
  $embed_code = wp_oembed_get( get_field('youtube_url') );
  echo $embed_code;
  • Doesn't seem to display anything on my computer...
    – drake035
    Commented Jul 15, 2013 at 13:19
  • Try adding a real youtube url in the wp_oembed_get parameter
    – RRikesh
    Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 4:37
  • Just tried, doesn't display anything either.
    – drake035
    Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 11:11
  • Had made a regex script to strip the url and make my own embed... nice find
    – Warface
    Commented Jun 10, 2014 at 18:59

you can create text type field in Advance custom field

$yt=get_field('youtube_url');//inside in loop
if( '' != $yt)
echo $GLOBALS['wp_embed']->autoembed( $yt );//youtube video iframe
  • Same comment: doesn't display anything on my computer.
    – drake035
    Commented Jul 15, 2013 at 13:19
  • did you define the text type field in acf with name 'youtube_url'? Commented Jul 15, 2013 at 13:44
  • No I did the other way around, I replace 'youtube_url' in your code by the name of the text field that I created and populated with a YouTube video URL.
    – drake035
    Commented Jul 15, 2013 at 14:54
  • ok, is this working know?youtube_url field type name in acf only was for example you can replace it by your own. Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 19:19

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