[Resolved] Facebook embed video will not display in Safari for iOS

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  • #808028

    Chad

    Hello all,

    For my video blog posts, I am embedding Facebook Live videos. Everything renders fine except Safari for iOS, where the video embeds do not show up at all. I have tried the WP Facebook embed feature in the 2019 theme, and it works fine in Safari for iOS. So, I know the problem is with the GeneratePress theme. Any help?

    GeneratePress 2.2.2
    GP Premium 1.7.7
    #808525

    Tom Lead Developer

    Hi there,

    Which page is it not working on? How are you adding the videos?

    #808566

    Chad

    Hey Tom,

    I am using the Facebook embed (video URL), as well as attempting the general embed function in the blog post block.

    Homepage:
    http://www.candidates.vote/

    Affected blog post example:
    http://www.candidates.vote/2018/11/25/hello-from-your-candidates-vote-team/

    You will see that the video plays on Safari for desktop, Chrome for desktop and mobile–but will not show on Safari for mobile.

    Thanks! Chad

    #808821

    Tom Lead Developer

    Hey Chad,

    I just checked this out on an iPhone 8 using Safari and the video loaded for me. I also tried on my iPad with no issues.

    Any chance you can test this issue on another device?

    #809719

    Chad

    Hi Tom,

    Thank you for checking this out. Apparently, the problem lies with the fact that I am on the iOS public beta running iOS 12.2. FYI – the Facebook video embed does run on iOS 12.2/Safari mobile using the 2019 theme, so you may want to check into compatibility with iOS 12.2/Safari mobile. I tested on devices running iOS 12.1.3 and everything worked fine (should have done this earlier). I am reporting this to Apple as well.

    Thanks again!

    #809825

    Tom Lead Developer

    Hmm, I’m not aware of anything embed related in the 2019 theme.

    The only thing I can think of that would be different is they load the additional Gutenberg styles by default, which we can do with a function:

    add_action( 'after_setup_theme', function() {
        add_theme_support( 'wp-block-styles' );
    } );
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