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  • Hello,
    In a website with 3000+ articles, I pull a youtube video url ( from a custom field, then into the template file I filter it through the_content: <?php echo apply_filters('the_content', *customfield*); ?> so it can be automatically oEmbedded.

    Now my client wants to autoplay those videos in all the articles and I’m having troubles doing it.

    Manually appending ?autoplay=true to the video url appears to be not supported by oEmbed: the url will not be embedded.

    I also tried to code the embed iframe into my template file: <iframe src="*customfield*" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> but it does not work because it requires the url to be whereas all my custom field data is in the format.

    So my only solution is to manually edit all 3000+ articles to transform the “normal” youtube urls into the embedded ones?

    Am I missing something here? Maybe some oEmbed filter that I don’t know how to use?

    Thank you for your time

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  • Timothy Jacobs


    I don’t know of anyway, but what you could do is something like this.

    $string = "";
    $url = parse_url( $string );
    $query_args = $url['query'];
    $query_args = parse_str( $query_args );
    $new_string = "" . $query_args[0];

    Well that’s quite unorthodox but it works! I didn’t think about it!
    I was a bit confused about the parse_str line cause it didn’t work at first, so I did this:

    $string = "";
    $url = parse_url( $string );
    $query_args = $url['query']; // returns v=XXXXX
    parse_str( $query_args ); // generates $v with XXXXX value
    $new_string = "" . $v . "?feature=oembed&autoplay=1";

    Thank you very much sir!!

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