YouTube Playlist SEO with jQuery for WordPress
Is an unordered list of YouTube links converted into a video playlist. The php script makes the youtube list on a fly and uses the latest Gdata Api v3. You can choose to make a video playlist with keywords, userchannel or a regular youtube playlist. There are many options which can be set in the php script and in the jQuery function. Includes the new html5 youtube player option. This is the only youtube script available with search engine optimalisation (SEO)
Almost drag and drop.
A great future is that you will only have to set the widht of the player and the height settings will be auto adjust
So no more messing with advanced css settings !
The youtube API v2 was already depreciated in March 2014 and will be retired on April 20 2015
This doesn’t mean that the V2 will not work anymore after 20 april but could give errors, problems or other dysfunctional behaviour.
I had to rewrite the class to work with the V3 API and removed a lot of functions which are not working anymore.
You now need an API key else it won’t work ( Get your API key here )
I only made this update for you guys instead of deleting this app so it still will be working
I made a small video how to create an API key for the V3 youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJSkp719HeE
To update, Upload, deactivate and activate the plugin again then enter your API key. Then look at the options which are still available.
The css files have not been changed so the best way to update if you have customized the css files is to upload the plugin manually with ftp.
Thanks for understanding, Ceasar
NB for the HD setting by default
If there’s a 720p transcode (HD) available and you want it to play by default, then use a player that’s at least 720px high
-Jeff Posnick, YouTube API Team
Mobile phones and restrictions
I made a small css hack to target mobile phones. Read the support page
“Ceasar was kind enough to locate the problem in my WP theme and write a workaround. Outstandig service!” – Elquinto
“Thanks! 5 star rating sent from my download area” — imagineUtopia
“OUTSTANDING PRODUCT — GENIUS !! I had this set-up and playing a 10 video playlist in under ONE MINUTE” — kcorbett
“awesome work! great plugin !” — kharkovyy
“5 Star Plugin. Worked Immediately and effortlessly. There are tons of youtube plugins out there but this is hands down the best looking. Well done!” — jmoreilly
“Great player – rated 5. I hope you continue adding features. This plugin should also get more publicity!” — Charle_Remen
“Great plugin!! Not sure how I missed this before. Excellent job!” — eldread
“Thank you for a truly great product. It’s really well thought out. Huge value for the price.” — accessalmaden
Excellent support, highly recommended.” — juliangp22
http://www.cfcms.nl/youtube/ (non wordpress version)
LIVE EXAMPLE WORDPRESS
Playlist to the right
NEW !! CHECKOUT – Vimeo version available
- Easy to adapt in your wordpress site
- All colors can be set in plain css
- OOP based
- All scripts are well documented and uses shortcodes
- Checks if youtube video can be embedded
- Works in all major browsers
NOTE: The wordpress version doesn’t have the searchbox
This is not a responsive plugin !
Solved php Strict errors
Full update to the V3 API. A lot of functions are gone since they don’t work anymore in the latest API (version 5.0)
Fixed fullscreen button in Chrome (version 4.9)
Added filter option for username (channel)
Fixed bug with the youtube API
Added shuffle option (on reload page) with shortcode shuffle=”1” or default admin setting (version 4.8)
To update upload new version, deactivate and activate again
Added new sort reverse option for playlists. To reverse use sort=”reversedPosition” as shortcode or set in the admin. Only for playlists ! (version 4.7)
Choose title and description output in php. Default is title all uppercase and description first letter uppercase and the rest lowercase or false to use the original title and description from youtube
Fixed social icons when slidingshow is true and automatic http/https detection (update only the js files) (version 4.5)
Added social icon pinterest (version 4.4)
Fixed social buttons appearing on startup movie and showing a thumb on facebook (update only the js file)
IE js bug (version 4.2)
Added HD option (version 4.1)
Updated playlist problem
NEW version 4.0 !
NEW auto loop through playlist
- slidingshow – (false)
Set to true to play the complete playlist one after another in a continues loop (check example http://www.template-responsive.nl/wpdemos/youtube/)
Added an option to select how many playlist items will be visible (default 3)
NEW VERSION 3 !
Added the playlist scroll up down feature.
NEW VERSION 2 !
- Removed the older player version 2 since this AS2 version will expire in october 2012.
- Removed the HD js parameter. Youtube will auto detect if the player is wide enough to play HD by default.
- Changed schortcode name to avoid conflicts
- Added social icons (twitter and facebook)
- Added an option to show the playlist to the right of the player (see live preview)
- Added list sliding
- Added custom scrollbars for webkit en IE browsers for the playlist right version
Added color chooser for the player
Updated duration notations
Solved bug with order setting admin
Added some new settings including the auto playlist (see second example demo)
Also check out my non wordpress version