Hi! I’m Brad!

I’m an award-winning software developer from Laramie, Wyoming.

Month: October 2013

  • Fix Mixed-Mode YouTube Embeds in WordPress

    Are you attempting to embed YouTube videos in a secure (https) WordPress site?  Well, browsers should be blocking that content since the videos are not coming in over a secure channel.

    A consequence is that some YouTube videos won’t display, and an error won’t be displayed–which is annoying.

    Here is a brief snippet that can be added to your functions.php file to fix the problem once and for all.

    function youtube_the_content($content) {
    	$search = array("http://www.youtube.com", "http://youtube.com");
    	return str_replace($search, "https://www.youtube.com", $content);
    add_filter( 'the_content', 'youtube_the_content' );

    The line beginning with “$search” specifies that we are searching for non-secure links to YouTube, and the return line combs through the post, and fixes the links so the embeds display properly.  It’s a simple fix, based on WordPress’ powerful filter hook system.

  • Neat Ad

    I’m a huge fan of Lorde’s song “Royals.” This ad features it wonderfully.