When I embed a YouTube video in the suggest manner (paste url) it adds this as an object. Is there a way to embed as IFRAME instead?


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If you don't want to utilize the latest oembed functions and want the old iframe way from any page or post, you can do these:

  1. Get the embed code from any youtube video.
  2. While editing/creating your post/page, select the Text(HTML) mode of the editor
  3. Simply paste the embed code

    • As noted by PayteR, this will only work if you are an administrator or super admin user
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    but for this, user must be admin, or superadmin if it's on multisite, because WP it will remove any potential threats like <iframe> <script> etc...
    – PayteR
    Commented Aug 2, 2017 at 14:26

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