I've published a post on a new WP site which includes two TED talk videos. I used embed codes supported through the Jetpack plugin (e.g. [ted id=2252]). My problem is that the right edge of the videos (such as where the full-screen button would show) are being cut off by my blog's sidebar. I've tried looking through my theme's options and WP settings for a way to keep the videos sized properly so they don't conflict with the taskbar - but I can't find any such options.

I'm starting to reluctantly think I may have to dig into some CSS to fix this, but I'm not sure how to find the right file(s) or exactly what I'll need to add / edit. Any help would be appreciated.

  • You are probably looking for a way to make all embedded videos responsive, not just TED videos. PS: third party plugin/theme support is in general off-topic. You could try to modify the question accordingly to avoid close votes.
    – birgire
    Feb 14, 2016 at 10:47

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I remember when TED videos first brought me here to WPSE some time ago :-)

The global content width or the embed size width option embed_size_w might be slightly off on your site.

Alternatively you could manually insert the width:

[ted id="2252" width="600"]

where the height is then adjusted to give you the 16x9 aspect ratio.

Note that TED oEmbed support was added into WordPress 4.0

  • Rather than picking a specific pixel count for width, can I use a responsive-friendly option like percentage? I tried doing that earlier but it didn't work, so I figured either my syntax was off... [ted id="2252" width="80%"] ...or that isn't supported. Feb 14, 2016 at 6:52
  • Only numeric widths/heights are supported. Here's an example for a responsive workaround. @JeremyJameson
    – birgire
    Feb 14, 2016 at 10:45

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