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  • Resolved oliverjuwig



    I have a somewhat tricky question. WP allows for Youtube header videos and my site uses this feature within a highly customized Twenty Seventeen theme. With respect to the GDPR, I want to enable the header video only, if the user accepted the cookie notice. If not – and also, before the consent is given – I want to show the still image for the header.

    I looked into the documentation, but I found no filter or something else to disable/enable the header video programmatically. In the end, a filter solution will not work anyway, since my site relies on static page caching. The solution must therefore use CSS/JS, not PHP.

    Anyone here with some voodo skills around header videos?

    Best regards


    • This topic was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by  oliverjuwig.

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski


    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    Moved to Fixing WordPress, this is not a Developing with WordPress topic.

    I found a solution on my own:

    function getCookie(cname) {
        var name = cname + "=";
        var decodedCookie = decodeURIComponent(document.cookie);
        var ca = decodedCookie.split(';');
        for(var i = 0; i <ca.length; i++) {
            var c = ca[i];
            while (c.charAt(0) == ' ') {
                c = c.substring(1);
            if (c.indexOf(name) == 0) {
                return c.substring(name.length, c.length);
        return "";
    jQuery(document).ready(function( $ ){
        var supportsVideo = wp.customHeader.supportsVideo;
        wp.customHeader.supportsVideo = function() {
            return supportsVideo() && (getCookie('cookie_notice_accepted') == 'false'); }

    Note: The cookie ‘cookie_notice_accepted’ will be set to ‘false’, if the user accepts…

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by  oliverjuwig.
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