I'm collecting Youtube video links in custom fields, but when I echo out the value it just prints the URL. How do I get WordPress to convert it to be embedded?


<?php global $post;
$video = get_post_meta( $post->ID, '_my_video_link', true );
echo ( $video ); ?>

Just outputs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkEvSjdDfiA

But I want it to display the actual video...

Thanks for any advice

1 Answer 1


Aha! WordPress has a built in function for it :D

<?php echo $embed_code = wp_oembed_get( $video ); ?>


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