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    a client asked me to add a video on top of a couple of his portfolio categories, just under the text description.
    I tried adding both the youtube video link and the embed code in the description field; I see it correctly in the backend editor (probably cause I have Adavanced Editor Tools installed) but when I save it, it disappears from the front end OR I can see the youtube URL in the frontend.
    Is there any way to do this?
    Thank you for your help.


    Hey grendelica,

    Thank you for the inquiry.

    You may need to manually edit the taxonomy-portfolio_entries.php file directly and embed the video there. The term description can be found around line 24.

    <div class="category-term-description">
        <?php echo term_description(); ?></div>

    Best regards,


    Thank you, I already thought of that, but isn’t there a way to enable html in this position? It would be easier and it would make the client indipendent in case he needs to perform this operation in the future with other videos or other portfolio categories.


    can you describe it a bit more – or show a page f.e. on a demo page where you like to insert that video?
    f.e.: Link – is it that place on top where it should go to?


    Hello Guenni,
    thank you for your interest. The one you link is a page if I am not mistaken, so you can do pretty much whatever you want with it.
    I have a portfolio category page, which shows only the entries for that category, and it has a description field on top of the page. I have to put the video in there, but it doesn’t work, as I explained above.
    I could make a page and set a redirect, or I could code it on the php page itself, as Ismael suggested, but I have several categories and I am looking for a smarter solution to leave the client the possibility to do it himself.
    Since there already is a field, I wondered if I could make it work for the purpose.
    Just for a more complete information, since it’s a public website, this is the portfolio page category


    you can try this in your child-theme functions.php:

    Solution see here: Link

    PS If you like to insert it after the description : use append instead of prepend

    On that selector ( these are classes at body ) : $('')
    you have your “Portfolio Category” : monitor-interattivi
    If you got : termoscanner the selector would be: $('')

    • This reply was modified 2 months ago by  Guenni007.

    See solution here: Link

    smarter solution to leave the client the possibility to do it himself.

    No-Chance on that.


    maybe this could be a way for your customer to get it.
    On that portfolio categories page you can even have more breaks ( two times enter will end in two p-tags in the description) – even that would work. But it is only necessary that the ID is on an extra line and the last line in your description.

    insert at the end the Youtube ID with one or more linebreaks ( just enter and insert )

    then put this to your child-theme functions.php
    and it might be better to execute this only on archive page :

    Edit :just brainstorming :lol

    See: Example Page

    But i think the autoplay will not work with videos not muted.
    (maybe you dont need the document ready here.)



    Stop: One problem is still to be solved, because if there is no Youtube ID in the description it shows nonsense.
    Let’s see if I can build in a check routine.


    Sorry didn’t find any other solution – than to check if the last string has 11 characters. All youtube IDs got 11characters.

    function insert_video_by_description(){
    var my_portfolio = $('');
    	return this.nodeType === 3;
    	var youtube_video = $(my_portfolio).find('.category-term-description').find('p:last-child').find('span:last-child').text().trim();	
    	if(youtube_video.length === 11){
    		$(my_portfolio).find('.category-term-description').find('p:last-child').find('span:last-child').css('display', 'none');
    		$(my_portfolio).find('.category-term-description').append('<div class="product-video"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="'+youtube_video+'?autoplay=1" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe></div>');
    add_action('wp_footer', 'insert_video_by_description');

    This to your quick css:

    .category-term-description {
        position: relative;
        max-width: 600px
    .category-term-description .product-video {
        position: relative;
        padding-bottom: 56.25%;
        padding-top: 0;
        height: 0;
        overflow: hidden;
    .product-video iframe {
        position: absolute;
        top: 0;
        left: 0;
        width: 100%;
        height: 100%;


    It is also possible to add custom fields to taxonomy terms.


    If you want to use a plugin, this might help.


    You can then modify the archive template and fetch the value of the custom field and place it as the source of the embedded video.

    Best regards,


    Your answer is probably purposeful.
    It would be helpful to us normal mortals an update resistant solution which is presented to us. With hints here the fewest can begin something.



    Sorry for the delay. An example can be found here.


    You can use the hook to add a new field in the category editor. The value of that field can be the new term meta that we mentioned above. You can then retrieve the value of the new field and use it as the source of the embed or iframe code in the archives.php or tag.php template.

    Example of the code in archives.php file might look something like this.

    -- snippets here -- 
    $video_id = get_term_meta(get_queried_object_id(), 'category_video_url', true);
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="<?php echo $video_id; ?>" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    -- more snippets here -- 

    This is where we render the $video_id.<?php echo $video_id; ?>

    Best regards,

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