I want to modify the excerpt of a post automatically if a video has been inserted in a post either embedded or uploaded through media. So like the posts has a video on it, an excerpt is added like, "Please click to view video"

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    Keep in mind that if a user with a accessibility needs is using a screen reader, they usually browse via the hyperlinks, and they'll just hear a torrent of "Please click to view video please click to view video please click to view video etc etc" – Tom J Nowell Nov 8 at 20:07
  • Okay well doesn't answer my question as to how to get the excerpt automatically there if there is a video in post? – Wali Muhammad Khubaib Nov 9 at 4:26
  • Indeed, a comment isn't an answer! Can you be more specific about what you mean by a video in the post? Is it a youtube embed? Part of a custom field? Is it an attachment/media uploaded via the media library and attached to the post? Video post format? And why have you chosen to modify the excerpt rather than add code that changes behaviour? ( e.g. in the theme template don't show the excerpt but show X if it's a video ) – Tom J Nowell Nov 9 at 14:55
  • Yes something like that only either I am able to modify excerpt or show X instead of video in template and by video I mean both either embedded by YouTube or any other source or uploaded through media – Wali Muhammad Khubaib Nov 10 at 17:47
  • Oh so you don't know how to test if a post contains a video or not? And you're not using the video post format? Or a video tag? Or a post meta that labels them as containing a video? That complicates things. You might want to ask how to do that first – Tom J Nowell Nov 11 at 3:02

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