I have a field in my publish form where users can add embed code for a video, and they can also embed videos using Wygwam.

The entire site has SSL enabled, but the video embed codes use the insecure "http://" protocol, which breaks the site's SSL.

I don't want my client to have to remember to check the "use https" option on YouTube (and some of the videos are from obscure hosting services anyway).

Is there an add-on or technique I can use to automatically convert those embedded video URL protocols to "https"?

3 Answers 3


In your templates you can wrap any custom fields that might contain a non-https embed code with Low Replace, finding and replacing any non-https embed sources.

For example:


Low Replace will allow you to specify multiple replacements (so you could catch all your different video embed providers in one shot) and has some other useful features, too.

  • This is a good idea. I had considered using Low Replace before, but I didn't think to use it for full URLs.
    – kmgdev
    Jan 11, 2013 at 17:04

Have you considered using jQuery for this? This answer on StackOverflow has a code example that might do the trick.

Here's my quick untested code attempt for your specific case:

$('iframe').each(function() {
    var src = $(this).attr('src');
    if (src.indexOf('http:') > -1) {
        src = src.replace('http:', 'https:');
        $(this).attr('src', src);

Another option is to just have the client enter the video ID and you hard code the iframe embed code into your template. I do this when I need finite control over the video code.

In the field's description, I link to a screenshot showing them how/where to get the video ID from the video URL. Something like this:

enter image description here

Obviously, this will only work if the video isn't embedded in copy and is a unique field.

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