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    I can’t find out why using a preview image breaks the functionality of YouTube videos embedded in a post –

    It is happening on both of my Android devices – Nexus 7 and LG G2X. One of them is using Chrome, and the other is using whatever the default browser used to be.

    Any ideas?


    Hi merhardj,

    What exactly is happening that makes them broken? Does it not play or does the image not show? Can you give a bit more details so we can debug a bit.




    The image shows up just fine, with a play button overlay, but trying to interact with it causes absolutely nothing to happen. At one point, I managed to hit just the right area, and tap at it multiple times, and the video loaded. I’m not sure if YouTube made a change on their end, but the functionality has been broken for a little while now.



    You are using an old version of the theme. Current version is 1.6 and you have 1.4 .. I believe one of the updates fixed the mobile hover issue with the video. Please login to using the account you’ve purchased the theme with, and download the update. Please be aware that the update will require ftp to install and will overwrite all theme files including custom.css so please make sure to create a backup first.




    D’oh! I could have sworn I updated the theme. I must have accidentally dragged the wrong version. Updating now, hopefully it fixes some of the issues I’ve been having. I’ll let you know.


    Fixed it. Thanks for catching that I forgot to upgrade. Also fixed a few other lingering problems on mobile as well.


    Glad Nick could help :)

    Let us know if you have any other questions or issues.



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