Remove the unwanted padding on Gutenberg video block displayed in Beaver Themer templates

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Reason for needing the Code Snippet

If you use Beaver Themer to layout single post pages and format the post content using the Gutenberg Block Editor you notice when embedding a video that the “Resize for smaller devices” switch is enabled by default on video blocks. The purpose of this setting is to maintain the original aspect ratio of the video and the responsive size of the browser changes.

But leaving this set when the post content is displayed in a Beaver Themer template causes a huge white space above the video when viewed on a desktop (about 200px or so)!


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What the Code Snippet does

The CSS code I got from the Beaver Builder developers works to eliminate this problem. Hopefully at some point Beaver Themer will be updated and not require this "fix".

With the added CSS you don't have to turn off the Resize switch on every video block in your posts.

What the page looks like Before and After

Here's the Code Snippet

/* fix Themer bug on Resize for smaller devices with video blocks */

.wp-embed-responsive .wp-embed-aspect-16-9 .wp-block-embed__wrapper:before {
padding-top: 0;

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