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Video elements need the playsinline attribute to autoplay on iOS #8198

Pikamander2 opened this issue May 26, 2019 · 5 comments


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commented May 26, 2019


  • I have searched for similar issues in both open and closed tickets and cannot find a duplicate.
  • The issue still exists against the latest stable version of Elementor.


Videos won't autoplay on iOS due to the video elements not having the playsinline attribute.

There doesn't appear to be an easy way for the user to add it either.

For that reason, one of the following options would be helpful:

  • Adding the playsinline attribute to the videos by default

  • Adding a checkbox to let the user toggle whether the video has the playsinline attribute

  • Allowing the user to add custom attributes to the videos (and perhaps other elements as well)

Steps to reproduce

  1. Create an autoplaying video with Elementor

  2. Try it on iOS

  3. Note that it doesn't autoplay due to Apple's strict rules.

Isolating the problem

  • This bug happens with only Elementor plugin active (and Elementor Pro).
  • This bug happens with a default WordPress theme active.
  • I can reproduce this bug consistently using the steps above.


It happens on any environment.


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commented May 26, 2019

There appear to be one or two previous threads related to this issue, but they seem to be old and closed and don't suggest fixes:



The quickest fix would just be to add the playsinline attribute to background videos by default. That would be a lot simpler than the alternatives. I've submitted that change below.


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commented Jul 9, 2019

This issue has been resolved in Elementor v2.6.0

Feel free to update


@shilo-ey shilo-ey closed this Jul 9, 2019


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commented Jul 11, 2019

Hello ,

html "video" element, playsinline has not been added. at least now I'm using elementor 2.6.0.


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commented Jul 12, 2019

@ayhanmalkoc - Do you have a link to the page by chance?

I only added it to the background videos, so it's possible that some other part of the code is missing it.


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commented Jul 12, 2019

Hi, I'm checking the background video but no code has been added. widget added to manual for video.php.
Also, how can I add playsinline to video widget lightbox?

* @SInCE 2.1.0
* @access private
private function render_hosted_video() {
$video_url = $this->get_hosted_video_url();
if ( empty( $video_url ) ) {

	$video_params = $this->get_hosted_params();
	<video **playsinline** class="elementor-video" src="<?php echo esc_url( $video_url ); ?>" <?php echo Utils::render_html_attributes( $video_params ); ?>></video>


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