Yes, in most cases they don't. Video ads can run automatically on every desktop machine (on every desktop browser). On desktop, there is no restrictions in HTML5 autoplaying video. So, everything works as expected. You click play and preroll starts to play before the “main” video.
Unfortunately, this is not the case on mobile and can’t be changed. Autoplaying HTML5 video is not possible on mobile devices.
When you are on mobile device, you need (as user) interact with mobile device (which triggers touch event), and once the touch event is triggered, than player can autoplay all ads. But, first, user must interact 1 time, as we said.
The iPhone has own embedded player and does not allow HTML5 video to play in custom player, so every time user need to manually click (touch) play to play the video, and close to exit the video.
Any custom modifications to the player will not bring workaround because of mobile browsers restrictions and Apple restrictions (due to cellular use, mostly because when users browsing on mobile most of them don’t want to start downloading video on page load).
In order to add an image with a link in your sidebar (to create an advert or link to some social profiles maybe), we'll need to use the text widget and some HTML. So, you need to go to your Appearance->Widgets tab and add a text widget. Inside it, you'll need to use a HTML code similar to the one below:
<a href="http://the-page-you-want-to-link-to.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://the-url-of-your-image" /></a>
You have 3 things to change here:
1. http://the-page-you-want-to-link-to.com - is the link you want your image to point to.
2. _blank - This will make your linked image to open in a new tab. If you won't want such a behavior and want to use the same tab - change this to _self
3. http://the-url-of-your-image - before adding the code, you need to copy the url of your image. Upload it to your Media Library and get the URL from there.
Click the save button and you're good to go!
Video autoplay is when a video begins playing automatically. If this is enabled on the page, clicking on the link to it from a laptop or desktop will cause the video to begin playing as soon as the page is loaded. This creates a seamless, easy experience for the viewer. With a mobile device, however, the viewer has to take an additional step. He has to activate the video itself before it will play. Just loading the page won’t do the trick. And here is the question: Videos can autoplay on desktop but why can you not get them to autoplay on mobile websites when the page loads? The reason that video autoplay doesn’t work is simple. The feature is deliberately disabled in both iOS and Android for mobile devices. The developers intentionally disable autoplay on mobile devices in order to protect user’s bandwidth, to save mobile users money. Many data providers charge based on the amount of data consumed, so the OS developers decided it was in the best interest of the user to not have a video automatically begin playing when the page loaded so it would not start racking up data charges. Instead mobile web videos require the user to click them to start. Autoplay is disabled to keep the user from being charged for a video he doesn’t want to watch. Video preload is disabled for the same reason. In Safari on iOS (for all devices, including iPad), where the user may be on a cellular network and be charged per data unit, preload and autoplay are disabled. No data is loaded until the user initiates it. iOS not only prevents autoplay but also preloading the video until the user initiates it. Android has disabled autoplay in versions 4.1+.
This is not ideal for users, since it makes video slower to load and play even when the user is on a wi-fi connection rather than a mobile phone plan. On the other hand, users would probably complain a lot more about being billed for data that they didn’t want to download or use. So, video autoplay is disabled deliberately on mobile devices to save consumers money. It has an obvious benefit for users, but advertisers also like it due to the fact that since the user initates the starting of the video they are most likely choosing to view it or paying attention to it.
An iFrame is actually an inline frame used inside a webpage to load another HTML document inside it, including other CSS, scripts, images and resources. A simple iframe code would look like this:
<iframe width="500" height="350" src="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irjFFVUgb2M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>In the example given above, the iframe tag loads YouTube’s video player with the video ID provided in the code. It has other parameters defined as well, such as height, width, frameborder, etc.
The theme contains several texts that you may like to translate and they are default in English. To translate the any English text, Follow these steps:
If you are looking to change any texts inside the theme that are not user (by you) added, you have 2 options available: