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I have added a custom field to 2 posts in order for a non-developer to be able to post a video link from YouTube, and put the embed id in a custom field to be called by the code below. But when I tried to execute it I get "An error occurred, please try again later." Upon inspection I find that it is trying to call the link as "https://www.youtube.com/embed/Array" instead of filling in the youtubeId.

<iframe width="100%" height="100%" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/<?php echo get_post_meta(93,'youtubeId');?>" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

There is the code I am trying to run in a <div> in order to embed a YouTube link dynamically. Basically it is a lot easier for my non-developer content managers to edit a Wordpress post with an updated video than go changing the link in the actual page PHP/HTML.

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By default get_post_meta returns an array. If you wish to return a single value you need to set the 3rd parameter to true.

Eg.

get_post_meta(93, 'youtubeId', true);

And did you know that your client can just paste a youtube URL into the Wordpress editor and it will auto-embed that video?

get_post_meta

  • Thank you that was it. No client here. Just me and my gaming community. I know I can embed in the posts but I want to embed on the home page so this was the best way to do it that I could figure out. Thank you very much for your help. I really appreciate it. – Weber Oct 12 '16 at 1:46

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