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External Videos 0.6

Authors: silviapfeiffer1, johnfjohnf
This plugin creates a new WordPress post type called “External Videos” and aggregates videos from a external social networking site’s user channel to the WordPress instance. For example, it finds all the videos of the user “Fred” on YouTube and adds them each as a new post type. The videos can be presented in a gallery using the shortcode [external-videos]. There is also a widget to add a list of the most recent videos in a sidebar
To install the External Videos plugin simply:

Unpack the downloaded zipped file
Upload the “external-videos” folder to your /wp-content/plugins directory
Log into WordPress
Go to the “Plugins” page
Activate the External Videos Plugin

What sites are supported?

Currently supported sites are: YouTube, Vimeo, DotSub

How do I register another user account to draw videos from?

Go into the admin interface and add the site and user name. For Vimeo you will also have to add a developer key, which you can get from http://vimeo.com/api/docs/getting-started .

How often does the plugin pull videos from the registered publishers?

When you register a external video publisher (e.g. a YouTube user), you should hit the button “add new videos from channels” to extract all existing videos. A daily “cron” job then pulls in any newly posted videos from the last 24 hours. If that is not fast enough for you, you can of course always hit that button again.

How do you do the embedding?

We use OEmbed. For DotSub we use the service of embed.ly.

What short codes are available?

The general shortcode is [external-videos], which creates a video gallery.
You can also now specify [external-videos feature=”embed”] to get just the latest video as a featured video and with all its embedding code.
You can further specify [external-videos width=”300″ height=”200″] if you want to change the width and the height of the embedded video.

External Videos 0.6


May 27, 2010 - Posted by | download, extension, extensions, free, get, internet, plugin, plugins, Uncategorized, wordpress

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