How to show video in excerpt


There many strange solutions on it. It seems that the authors simply did not understand how and when the shortcode [embed] works. Here is the simple code which can be added to functions.php.

/**
 * Allows to show video in excerpt.
 *
 * @param string $post_excerpt
 *
 * @return string
 */
function get_the_excerpt_filter( $post_excerpt ) {
	$pos = mb_strpos( $post_excerpt, '' );
	if ( false !== $pos ) {
		/** @var WP_Embed $wp_embed */
		$wp_embed     = $GLOBALS['wp_embed'];
		$post_excerpt = $wp_embed->run_shortcode( $post_excerpt );
	}

	return $post_excerpt;
}

add_filter( 'get_the_excerpt', 'get_the_excerpt_filter' );

The code properly process the shortcode like [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouiHvUCI_pw[/embed] in post excerpt and shows the video.

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