So I have been using this CSS Tricks responsive video trick for years. The problem I'm having is that this new Craft site I built imported data over from EE into a single Redactor field.

Is there any way to run s conditional check that if there is a YouTube video embedded that would wrap a div around said content?

I'm probably asking too much but Craft has been amazing for the past few years I've using it. I fear the only way to do this would be to run an elaborate MYSQL commands to wrap that content in a div (or use JS to wrap each iframe) but I would love to be proven wrong!

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Check out the Retcon plugin!

Retcon is a small Craft CMS plugin offering a series of easy-to-use Twig filters for manipulating HTML content.

Specifically, it sounds like you need the wrap method:

{{ entry.body|retconWrap('iframe', '.videoWrapper') }}
  • Is there any way to pass multiple classes here? For example '.embed-responsive .embed-responsive-16by9' Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 15:24
  • @VaughnD.Taylor I'd recommend posting a new question. This answer is almost 2 years old. Feel free to link back to this thread for reference.
    – Lindsey D
    Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 20:14
  • I actually found a solution using Retcon. I feel like I should post it in case someone else has the same question. Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 21:24
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    Sounds good! Asking & answering your own question is actually encouraged here on SE. :)
    – Lindsey D
    Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 21:25
  • Sorry, I don't want to sound thick here ... should I post it as a comment, put it as a new answer here, or just ask a whole new question then answer it? I think it's the third option? Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 21:34

This article describes Twig macro that makes embedded youtube players responsive and lazy-loaded:

Responsive and lazy-loaded youtube videos with Craft CMS

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