I am currently adding
functions.php file to no avail any other suggestions would be great. Also if I add
$content-width to functions.php the settings are ignored. I have
wp-debug on with no errors/warnings and no errors are being logged.
Without knowing more about your theme I can only hazard a few guesses. What are you inputting as an excerpt, what is the current output you are seeing for your excerpt, and what is the expected output? Are you seeing the URL show up in the excerpt, or is it being stripped?
Are you being sure to scope in
global $wp_embed; add_filter( 'the_excerpt', array( $wp_embed, 'autoembed' ), 9 );
Are you using shortcodes?
Due to some conflicts and ordering necessary to process
[embed] shortcodes there are some hacks to get around making things work correctly. You may need to emulate the same to get it working on excerpts.
// untested code: it may not be this simple, I haven't done it before global $wp_embed add_filter( 'the_excerpt', array( $wp_embed, 'run_shortcode' ), 9 ); add_shortcode( 'embed', '__return_false', 9 ); add_filter( 'the_excerpt', array( $wp_embed, 'autoembed' ), 9 );
Is your template using
the_excerpt() or is it relying on the automatic excerpting done by
the_content(), or is it using
Those are all different functions doing different things at different stages and may require modified handling.
global $wp_embed; add_filter( 'get_the_excerpt', array( $wp_embed, 'autoembed' ), 9 );
Without knowing more, I can only suggest that you may be typing it wrong, or that your embeds aren’t larger than the setting you’re using, so they aren’t getting scaled down.
// use an underscore(_), not a hyphen(-) // like this $content_width = 600; // not this $content-width = 600;