Questions tagged [youtube]

Youtube is a video sharing website. WP enables inclusion of Youtube videos through the oEmbed API. There are also plugins that support video embedding.

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Setting a post's featured image from an embedded YouTube video

If I create a post that has an embedded YouTube video in it (so all I do is paste the YouTube URL into the post and let Wordpress automatically embed it for me), is there a way to have the thumbnail ...
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Use [embed] filter in template files

WordPress automatically embeds a youtube video's if I use: [embed] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xog1T5dUxcw [/embed ] This is great, but it doesn't work if I use it in a template file. I have a ...
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Do_Shortcode not working for Embed

I'm trying to use Custom Field types to embed Youtube videos in a more organized fashion and using the Do_Shortcode() would seem to work perfectly, however this: <?php echo do_shortcode('[embed]...
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How do I embed youtube videos with https instead of http in the URL?

I'm running a site that only communicates over SSL/https so if I embed a youtube video using http I will get an error message saying the site is'nt fully secure. Is it possible to rewrite something so ...
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How can I clear oEmbed caches for YouTube on posts as they are loaded

I have a site with tons of posts hundreds/thousands of which have YouTube videos embedded. Most use the default [embed]youtube_url[embed] format and the actual embed code is stored in the oEmbed ...
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How add class youtube and type/html to oembed code?

How can i add : class="youtube-player" type="text/html" to iframe like : function Oembed_youtube_no_title($html,$url,$args){ $url_string = parse_url($url, PHP_URL_QUERY); parse_str($...
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Implementing “Video of the Day” Feature?

I'd like to add a new area on a WordPress 3.0 site that contains a new video from YouTube each day. This video would be manually picked, and manually added each day. I'm not sure how to properly set ...
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How to Replace YouTube Videos with a “Click to Play” Thumbnail?

I use a lot of embedded videos (via oembed) on my blog, and that can slow down page loads. Is there a way to automatically replace YouTube (and other) videos with a thumbnail (preferably the post's ...
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Is it possible to enqueue the Youtube API script or does it have to be inline?

The code below is the main part of a function in my functions.php which returns a div and script which ultimately output a youtube API iframe to the template where the code had been called from. At ...
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Modify youtube video size on one page and show another size on different page

I have to display three videos (custom post type) on my first page. When clicking on the link, the post is displayed and video should be in default width. Can you help to find out how to change width ...
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add_filter to youtube embeds?

hey guys, when posting a youtube video link in the backend (in a post or a page) wordpress is automatically creating the embed code for me. Is it possible to add a filter to that? I'd love to change ...
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YouTube oEmbed and privacy-enhanced mode

When you´re embed a youtube video in an iframe, you can enable the privacy-enhanced mode, so YouTube doesn´t store information about your web page visitors until they play the video. I've tried to ...
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Being notified when some YouTube video in some post becomes unavailable

Is there a plugin or some PHP code that notifies you whenever a YouTube videos becomes unavailable in some post of a WordPress website ?
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Set wmode attribute to transparent for the embed shortcode to make drop-down menu hover over YouTube embed in Internet Explorer

When you hover over my drop-down menu using IE8 or IE9, the menu div will display behind the YouTube embedment. It works fine on all other browsers. Upon research, I found out that many others have ...
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Preventing YouTube embeds loading multiple instances of player JS?

I have noticed on many WordPress sites I work on that when there is more than one YouTube video embedded, multiple instances of the player JS will be called. Since it's a full megabyte of data, I am ...
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WordPress Editor not getting youtube video preview

When I am creating a post from the admin panel and using a youtube link in the Editor, the editor automatically fetching the video from youtube and displaying right away in the editor. But When i am ...
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Manipulating oembed_dataparse stopped working for YouTube embeds

My go-to code to manipulate YouTube embeds does not work anymore. Can anyone explain to me what I am doing wrong? This is my code in functions.php // OEMBED FILTER function bolster_oembed_filter( $...
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Youtube - Embed as IFRAME

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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Add a YouTube or Vimeo video as a post attachment?

I'm developing a gallery plugin and I was wondering if I could add a YouTube and Vimeo "embed" option to the media uploader to be able to add YouTube and Vimeo videos as attachments to a post instead ...
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Adding a wrapper to the youtube embed automatically?

With newer versions of WordPress, YouTube auto oEmbeds. On this particular site I am working on, I need a unique div wrapper around the embedded iframe. I had a look in my functions.php but couldn't ...
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Get all Youtube video's from posts and embed them on a different page

Is this possible? I want to let it check all my posts to see if there is a embedded Youtube video. If so, I want to show that on a different page, embedded and linking to that particular post... I ...
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Convert all youtube link to embed

I have this function to convert any YouTube URL in any post or page to embed :- function embed_youtube_an($post_content) { global $posts; //preg_match('|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=([a-zA-Z0-...
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Youtube parameters within WordPress embed code?

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 [...
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How to link to YouTube videos with thumbnails?

I am brand new to WordPress and find it very confusing. I have a small blog and cannot find a way to easily add a small grid of YouTube thumbnails that link to those videos. I have looked at all ...
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Embed YouTube video on category description

I would like to embed a YouTube video on my category description pages. When I pasted the URL or embed code in the editor, I see the video. But on the page itself it just shows the code. Is there a ...
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How can i add all videos from youtube playlist as post?

I want to add 200 videos from YouTube playlist to my WordPress blog. Each video iframe add as each post to particular category. I searched many plugins but that's not meet my requirement.
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Why isn't this youtube shortcode working?

echo do_shortcode('https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZBCTc9zHtI'); Is merely printing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZBCTc9zHtI" out onto the page. I know I can display the video with html with ...
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Any way to use a custom Parameter for youtube embed without using an iframe?

I do not want to display the titles of videos I embed on my wordpress site. The way I've been doing this is using the embed link, inserting the iframe in the wordpress post and adding the custom ...
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Use oEmbed in List Items

I'm aware that WordPress has oEmbed functionality. But the content to be embedded has to be on it's own line like so: Lorem Ipsum http://www.youtube.com/link/to/content More Lorem Ipsum ...
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vimeo/youtube video embed with thumbnails

Is there a way to get wordpress to embed Vimeo, YouTube videos like tumblr with a thumbnail and then to play without the player buttons? examples - http://ascender.tumblr.com/ http://swell-theme....
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oEmbed youtube video aspect ratio

When I insert youtube video in my post by just putting the link(http://youtu.be/KvtkknNawCQ). The video aspect ratio becomes 4:3. How can I change to 16:9?
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Embed YouTube video from custom field value

I'm collecting Youtube video links in custom fields, but when I echo out the value it just prints the URL. How do I get WordPress to convert it to be embedded? Example: <?php global $post; $...
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Grab YouTube Thumbnail AFTER Post?

I'm using a feed to receive special YouTube feeds organized via playlists. Unfortunately, the URL is not included in the description field, but I can get the videos to display by including the source ...
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How to change thumbnail of embedded Youtube video?

When I embed a Youtube video onto my page, is there a way to change the thumbnail displayed (screenshot)? I do not have admin access to the Youtube video in-question. I would prefer a non-plugin ...
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Embeding YouTube video via a template function throws iframe cross-domain policy error

I'm using Wordpress 3.5 which natively supports embeds into posts and pages from many sites, YouTube included. When I embed a Youtube video directly onto a post or a page (by simply copying and ...
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Video Embed with Captions in Turkish

I normally embed videos by directly writing the URL in the WP built in [embed] code. Like: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_o4aY7xkXg[/embed] But now I want this video to open automatically ...
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Is it possible to modify the default YouTube embed attributes string?

I'd like to suppress related YouTube videos by appending '&rel=0' to the string of embed attributes output to the video iframe in my post. I believe this requires a filter that modifies the $...
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Creating bulk posts with Youtube videos

I'm a bit new to Wordpress and I'm a bit lost reading all sort of docs about creating bulk posts using PHP. I've wrote a small code that using Youtube API v3 to get all the videos from a Youtube ...
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Link Youtube Channel In Wordpress Site

I am trying to develop a site where people can find and view videos of my activities from my youtube channel. I am quite new to wordpress but I decided to use it to achieve this purpose. I have been ...
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Lightbox Plus ColorBox plugin and auto playing YouTube video

I'm using WP v3.6 and v2.6 of the plugin and using inline lightboxes to open a YouTube video embeded with an iframe. My boss wants the video to play when the lightbox opens. So originally I tried: ...
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How to import my YouTube channel into WordPress?

I want to know how to import my YouTube channel into my WordPress website? Example: I have a YouTube channel with 7 videos. I want to bring all the videos into my WordPress website's sidebar. If I ...
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Embed youtube list with sidemenu opened

I'm an editor in a wordpress blog I have embedded an youtube list with this code: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=*********&list=**************************] I want that the plalist has ...
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Getting youtube links from post_content not working

I am trying to retrieve youtube links from post_content but it does not work.. function get_yts() { $query_args = array( 's' => 'youtube.com/watch?v=', ); $posts = ...
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Wordpress site in China times out on requests to youtube [closed]

My wordpress site dj.pyromusic.cn is based in China, on a chinese server. Somewhere in the theme, or the site, it is making a request to youtube which is obviously blocked here, causing the load time ...
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YouTube embed parameters?

According to this: https://codex.wordpress.org/Embeds You can just paste in your YouTube link into your post body and it becomes an embedded YouTube Video. This works for me, but it seems to ignore ...
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Embed Youtube video link in wordpress editor

I have a problem embedding Youtube videos link on my website.The problem is that my website works fine when i post with admin user .. but posting a video with an editor user not working . I copy the ...
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Iframes inside bootstrap tab disappear when tab is shown

I am currently struggling with strange iframe behaviour: I have bootstrap tab with three youtube iframes in it. When I go to this tab for the first time, iframes dissappear, but if I click on another ...
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pass user id in slug and get user information

I have user id and I am getting all information using user id on page with slug. When I pass the user id in slug then I am not getting user information on page. For example I have www.mysite.com/...
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Cannot embed YouTube videos “Failed to embed” error

I get this error on multiple WordPress sites I run, when I try paste a YouTube video or use the shortcode [embed]: This only happens with YouTube. Other media websites such as Vimeo has no problem ...
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How to set YouTube video as featured image?

I am trying to have all my posts with post_format set as video, have said video as the featured image. Here is what I am working with thus far but I need some help: if($post_format == 'video') { ...