Ok, so I want to embed youtube videos but also remove the annoying annotations. The following code works great from to embed the video

[embed width="599" height="360"]youtube.com/watch?v=mNf0v2WkV0U [/embed]

But whatever I seem to do, I cannot add the following parameter:


Im not sure if its even possible to to add this within the wordpress embed code? I then found something intresting:

    var $param = $(this).children(':first-child'); 
    var newUrl = $param.attr('value') + '&iv_load_policy=3'; 
    $param.attr('value', newUrl); 

The above code is meant to set all youtube videos globally (iv_load_policy=3) but i think Im doing it wrong.

Thanks in advance.


2 Answers 2


It doesn't look like load policies are configurable with WP's auto-embed.

But see the docs on how to use WP's embedding: http://codex.wordpress.org/Embeds

And see the Developer Resources and API at WP: http://developer.wordpress.com/docs/oembed-provider-api/

WP's auto-embedding uses oEmbed, and the specs and API are here: http://oembed.com/

  • +1 But some notes: Just adding links is considered "poor quality". Please always provide some code or example for your answer. Thanks.
    – kaiser
    Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 18:50
  • True, but I think those links have a long life span, being mostly at wp.org. Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 20:03
  • Hi, I seen the embeds page on WP last night, but couldnt make out how to add "iv_load_policy=3". I dont see it mentioned anywhere (only seems to be video size etc) Thats why I thought if I use the function code I would effectivly skip that whole step. But the function code wasnt working...so Im stuck :/ Thanks for the advice so far guys Commented Jul 26, 2012 at 20:12
  • Got it working using an iframe, is that a good method to be using? I dread to think after 100s of post I would need to change it all again. Here is what Im using incase anybody else is looking for it <iframe width="560" height="315" src="youtube.com/embed/…" frameborder=”0″></iframe> Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 0:11
  • Odd thing is the captions still appear in mobile but are removed when you go fullscreen. Weird, but I suppose its better than nothing. Even odder thing, I was using the same url earlier for testing and when I used another it working first time, I cant spot the difference <iframe width="560" height="315" src="youtube.com/embed/…" frameborder=”0″></iframe> Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 0:13

Managed to do it,

<iframe frameBorder="0" probably_logged_in="0" width="599" height="360" src="youtube.com/embed/…; frameBorder="0">

(the B in border must be caps) probably_logged_in=0 (removes the watch later button, as long as the user isnt logged in) modestbranding=1 (removes youtube logo) rel=0 (removes related videos at the end of your video) &vq=hd720 (this one forces hd, unlike hd=1 which goes by iframe height)

  • FYI: "rel=0" no longer drops related videos. Per YT docs, it simply shows related videos FROM THE CHANNEL as the embedded one. (Still a plus in my book).
    – gregturn
    Commented Mar 11, 2021 at 16:14

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