Michael Grippi Michael Grippi - 9 months ago 41
CSS Question

Struggling to load Youtube player on-demand rather than traditional embed

I am trying to speed the load time of my site. I have a Youtube video that is embedded with traditional IFRAME. I found this article, but it doesn't seem to work for me. I must be doing something wrong,


I added the JS and CSS to my site properly (my wordpress theme has a built in area for my to paste it). I added the HTML to the container where I want the video to appear, and I changed the VIDEO-ID as per the instructions. There is now just a blank area where the video should be, but when you hover over it you can see it is linked based on your cursor. When you click it, nothing happens.

I am testing it on this page... the video should appear in the upper fold to the right of the picture of the man:


If anyone can figure this out I would be greatly appreciative


You have your javascript bad written. You have 2 <script> tags:

<script id="mfn-dnmc-custom-js" type="text/rocketscript">
(function() {
    var v = document.getElementsByClassName("youtube-player");
    for (var n = 0; n < v.length; n++) {
        var p = document.createElement("div");
        p.innerHTML = labnolThumb(v[n].dataset.id);
        p.onclick = labnolIframe;

When you input your custom javascript into your 'special builtin area', you don't need to add the <script> and </script> tags, the theme will do that for you.