WordPress Dropdown Menu Behind Video

Tips & Tools / Video Marketing / Web Design

If your WordPress dropdown menu is going behind your embedded videos, add the following to the HTML embed code.

1. Add the following parameter to the OBJECT tag:
<param name="wmode" value="transparent">

2. Add the following parameter to the EMBED tag:

I’ve tested this with all the popular browsers, and it worked in each. Feel free to leave a comment if it doesn’t work for you, and I’m happy to find a solution that will work!

Use the example below as a guide for fixing the issue of your dropdown menu going behind videos:

Fix Video Behind Dropdown Menu


  1. Fellow Idaho Web Designer
    09 August 11, 1:42pm

    Thanks for this tip. Now I finally found it. Thank you so much!

  2. 10 August 11, 1:26pm

    This helped me fix the problem with my embedded video and dropdown menu. Thanks!

    • Angela Wilson
      11 August 11, 7:21am

      Glad it helped! It can be so frustrating when everything seems like it should work and it doesn’t! Hope this helps other frustrated folks out there. :)

  3. Don Gibson
    29 January 13, 7:08pm

    Thanks for the solution!!!! You saved me a bundle of time!

  4. bill@appliedalchemy.com
    01 March 13, 4:28pm

    Brilliant! I had to add a tag afterwards, but it worked beautifully!


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