YouList – Youtube playlist shortcode – wordpress plugin
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The plugin supports both single and multi site WordPress installs.
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How to use this plugin?
When you have installed it, you can for example start by pasting this shortcode into your WordPress post editor:
and preview the post. Then you can change the pid value to match your own playlist.
The above pid value is taken from this playlist url:
You can then try out the usage examples given below or here:
There is a small playlist icon in the bottom right corner
http://cjgrasso.com/world16 (responsive and with hd playback)
Few usage examples:
Example: Adele YouTube playlist with thumbnails
Example: Adele YouTube playlist with custom styling
[youlist pid="PL3FF15AA7ED356D9F" style="width:400px;height:300px;z-index:1;border:2px solid gold;background-color:orange;padding:10px;"]
Example: Playlist from the search string “higgs boson”
[youlist search="higgs boson"]
Example: Playlist for uploaded videos by the user “mismag822”
[youlist uid="mismag822" listtype="user_uploads"]
Example: Playlist for favorite videos of the user “mismag822”
[youlist uid="mismag822" listtype="user_favorites"]
Example: Three YouTube videos with thumbnails
Example: Three YouTube videos without thumbnails
[youlist vid="ZF_K8D414-Y,sFHXWoawnt0,E2uOGOqIyC4" showinfo="0" ]
Why the thumbs not apear after play the vídeos?
The thumb functionality is defined by YouTube, so I can’t change that.
But you can press the playlist button (small play icon on the right side of the player) to display the video-thumbs at any time.
this button not apear in bar
see in sidebar of this site
i can see this button in your sidebar, but not in mine
Playlist not apear in widget/sidebar after vídeo play;
Now work well.
i reduce the width in 10px, and so the button apear now.
thank you for the nice plugin
great, thanks Osvaldo for sharing your solution 😉
I reallt would like to use this. It lookes great but it is so badly explained! Don’t understand why things have to be so complicated. Arghhhh!
You can for example start by pasting this shortcode into your WordPress post editor:
and preview the post.
Then you can change the pid value to match your own playlist.
The above pid value is taken from this playlist url:
You can then try out the usage examples given here:
Hope this helps – did it work for you?
The solution is “&showinfo=1”
Complete piece of code looks like this “http://www.youtube.com/embed/cYaGXEzofMI?list=PLB8444444444FE&showinfo=1”
@Geo Moor, thanks for sharing.
The shortcode has showinfo=1 as a default setting but it can also be turned off with
[youlist showinfo="0" ]
Thanks for a brilliant plugin! Is it possible to hide all info (video title in the top, playlist name), but always bring up the playlist on stop?
– and also show the playlist on player load (both instances with thumbnails)?
Hi @Aurie, thanks
You can check out these options (not the full list) that the offical YouTube player supports:
– modestbranding [0|1] – Prevent the YouTube logo from displaying in the control bar
– showinfo [0|1] – Display thumbnail images for the videos in the playlist
– autohide [0|1|2] – Hide the video controls automatically after a video begins playing
– autoplay [0|1] – The initial video will autoplay when the player loads
– disablekb [0|1] – Disable the player keyboard controls
– controls [0|1|2] – Display the video player controls
– theme [dark|light] – Dark or light control bar
– color [red|white] – The color in the video progress bar
– fs [0|1] – Display the fullscreen button
– rel [0|1] – Show related videos when playback of the initial video ends
You might not get everything you want, but you could try to play with these options:
[youlist pid="PL3FF15AA7ED356D9F" showinfo="0" controls="2" autohide="2" modestbranding="0" autoplay="0" disablekb="0" theme="dark" color="red" fs="0" rel="0"]
my playlist dont work.. 🙁
[youlist pid=”PL-MoeSxctWIKQwy9wk7s2UgUTtO2A9G84” height="350" width="224" ]
This plugin is not showing the search results for any searches using Youtube. All I get is a black screen and the wheel spinning round and round in the center. Youtube appears to have changed something as it appears many plugins are having this same problems. Wish the developer would respond with some kind of fix or updated plugin.
My code is:
I want to take random thumbnails
How do I do this?
I don’t think that’s possible, but if you want a random order of a specific playlist, then this might be helpful:
… all the best
Thanks for taking time to make a great plugin! Things seem to be working quite nicely on the site I’m currently putting together.
There’s an annoying problem though: Would you have any idea why adding autoplay=”1″ works fine on PC browsers but is ignored by the iPad (which displays a poster frame, a youtube logo and a large play button)?
Thanks for your comment.
It seems to be a known problem with the YouTube player:
Check for example this thread:
Hello, anyone please help me…How to make a Youtube video continue when page refresh?
By the way, your plugin is really great..Thank you!
The fullscreen button is visible but it doesn’t work…is there a reason why? Thank you
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