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Featured Video Plus 2.0.0 (2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3)

I just published a long awaited update to my WordPress Featured Videos plugin – get it on WordPress.org.

The plugin  has over 10 000 active installs (thanks dotorg team for finally showing nFeatured Video Plus Ratings 2015-06-01umbers like that!) and nearly 60 000 downloads with an average of ~70 daily. The ratings are close to perfect: 46 in total, all 4 stars or more. 41 of them give the highest possible rating of 5 stars. A smooth workflow and  sticking to the native WordPress UI experience seems to be paying of. The bugs mentioned in the 4 star ratings should be fixed in this version, lets see if some change their rating. Only thing not fixable: The plugin still does not work with all themes out of the box. No workaround here. I even have been in contact with the Genesis Framework guys in order to try to enable automatic integration with their themes – sadly I haven’t been able to resolve it. Update: Check out issue #5 on the plugin’s GitHub repository for details.

This release brings a massive code refactor and introduces support for all media providers also supported by the WordPress core. There is a detailed list in the WordPress Codex, to name a few:

  • As before: Local Media, YouTube, Vimeo, DailyMotion
  • SoundCloud & Mixcloud
  • Kickstarter (yay!)
  • Spotify (plays inline if users are logged into the Spotify web player)

2.0.0 also drops support for all WordPress versions lower than 3.7. With future releases I will support versions of WordPress which are also still on the official list to probably get security updates:

Previous major releases from 3.7 onwards may or may not get security updates as serious exploits are discovered.

Due to some hassle with svn (I normally prefer git for version control) there was a quick 2.0.1 follow up. Additionally I just pushed 2.0.2 because I ran into some variable undefined warnings while previewing this very post.

Leave feedback below or in the FVP support forums on WordPress.org! See the plugin in action on Featured Video Plus on yrnxt.com.

Edit: Another update, 2.0.3. Fixes a bug caught by a user which resulted in a syntax error in old PHP versions.

11 Gedanken zu „Featured Video Plus 2.0.0 (2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.0.3)“

  1. Hi,

    Firstly, excellent work with this!

    I had a question; will the thumbnail on the homepage show the video, and if so, how that that affect SEO?

    Thanks!

  2. Hi,

    thank you for a great plugin! Is it still under active development? I found out that on iOS there is a „preload image“ text on the bottom of the page, it’s twice. Otherwise the plugin works well

  3. Hi,
    Good day, as you say this plugin do not support all thems from wordpress, so i want to ask which thems its support and which is best,
    As i want to embed whole youtube and dailymotion channle , actually i dont want to embed every single video separate, i want to embed whole channel onetime , and after that only i have to load videos on my channel not on site ,
    Do this plugin have this future
    Thsnks lot

  4. I really like the plugin but the only time I can see the featured video is when I’m editing my post. I’m using Genesis. I first thought maybe another plugin was overriding yours, but that wasn’t the cast. (it still might be) I’m having difficulty knowing WHERE to place the php functions code. I’ve tried two different files and both times it crashed my site, it wasn’t a big deal, I just don’t want to do any more of that.

    anyways, any help is appreciated.

  5. Love this plugin; I’m hoping you are okay as there are questions in repository unanswered. I’m sure many people would be happy to pay for this great plugin.

  6. Your above example doesn’t work right now in any browser for me. Is it supposed to play the video when you press the play button, or just spin the gif and then go back to the play button like it does? On my site it is only replacing the featured image with the video’s thumbnail and not giving me any play controls at all. It would be fantastic if this worked.

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