WordPress is a powerful and flexible content management system, but it can sometimes behave in unexpected ways when you’re working with embedded code, such as iframes. One common issue that many users face is the automatic removal of “amp;” from WordPress Iframe URL. In this tutorial, we’ll explore the root of this issue and provide a step-by-step guide on how to fix it using a straightforward technique.
The problem often arises when you try to embed an iframe in your WordPress content, and you include URL parameters using the “&” symbol. WordPress, during its rendering process, may mistakenly interpret the “&” as HTML code for an ampersand (&) and attempt to clean it up for proper HTML syntax. As a result, it can remove the “amp;” from the URL, leading to a malfunctioning iframe.
Solution – Double Encoding with “amp;amp;”
To address this issue, we can double encode the ampersand symbol within your iframe code. Instead of using a single “&,” you’ll use “&” in your URL parameters.
Here’s a step-by-step guide:
Identify the URL Parameter
Locate the URL parameter where you are encountering the issue.
For example, your iframe code might look like this:
<iframe src=”https://eventdex.my.site.com/BLN_TicketSectionpage?id=a196S00000DzFg1QAF&itemid=a1B6S00000PfZvFUAV&ticketcount=” width=”100%” height=”750″></iframe>
Double Encode the Ampersand
In the URL parameter section of your iframe code, replace all occurrences of “&” with “&”:
<iframe src=”https://eventdex.my.site.com/BLN_TicketSectionpage?id=a196S00000DzFg1QAF&amp;itemid=a1B6S00000PfZvFUAV&amp;ticketcount=” width=”100%” height=”750″></iframe>
Update Your Content
Save or update your WordPress page or post containing the iframe code.
By double encoding the ampersand symbol within your iframe URLs, you can effectively prevent WordPress from automatically removing “amp;” and ensure that your iframes function as intended. This simple solution helps maintain the integrity of your URLs and offers a straightforward fix for a common issue encountered by WordPress users.
With these steps, you can now embed iframes in your WordPress content without worrying about the unwanted removal of “amp;” from your URL parameters.