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YouList - YouTube playlist shortcode

A simple shortcode to embed playlists or handpicked videos in a single YouTube™ player.

This plugin adds the shortcode [youlist] so you can easily embed YouTube™ playlist defined by

  • playlist id (PL in front of the playlist id)
  • comma seperated video ids list
  • user favorites
  • user uploads
  • search query

in a single YouTube™ player.

Live demo

New in version 1.0.6

  • show random playlists with the new attribute 'randompid'
  • added apply_filters for output, style, class and src
  • bug fix

New in version 1.0.5

  • enable nocookies
  • enable the https protocol
  • play videos in a specific quality (fx. hd720)
  • enable wmode to handle z-index issues.

Usage Examples

To embed a playlist with thumbnails

[youlist pid="PL3FF15AA7ED356D9F"]

To embed three videos with thumbnails (comma seperated video id list):

[youlist vid="ZF_K8D414-Y,sFHXWoawnt0,E2uOGOqIyC4"]

To embed three videos without thumbnails:

[youlist vid="ZF_K8D414-Y,sFHXWoawnt0,E2uOGOqIyC4" showinfo="0"]

To embed a playlist from the search string "higgs boson"

[youlist search="higgs boson" width="600" height="400"]

To embed a random playlist

[youlist randompid="PL3FF15AA7ED356D9F, PL9AEE7FF9E83DEA62, PL2B8DB1BD4364033F"]

To embed a playlist for all uploaded videos for the user "mismag822"

[youlist uid="mismag822" listtype="user_uploads"]

To embed a playlist for all favorite videos for the user "mismag822"

[youlist uid="mismag822" listtype="user_favorites"]

To embed a playlist width your own custom style

[youlist pid="PL3FF15AA7ED356D9F" style="width:300px;height:400px;z-index:1;"]

To embed a user playlist with all the supported attributes (default values shown):

[youlist 
    uid="mismag822" 
    randompid="" 
    showinfo="1" 
    width="680" 
    height="480" 
    class="youlist"
    autohide="2"
    autoplay="0"
    disablekb="0"
    listtype="user_uploads"
    theme="dark" 
    modestbranding="1" 
    controls="1" 
    color="red" 
    fs="1" 
    rel="1" 
    start="0" 
    loop="0" 
    iv_load_policy="1" 
    version="3"
    style=""  
    vq=""     
    nocookie="0"
    https="0"     
    wmode=""  
    parameters=""     
]

Ideas for how to use this plugin

  1. You can use it to display ad-video before or after the main video
  2. You can have your own short trailer before the main video
  3. You can collect lessons/tutorials/music videos
  4. You can use it for your YouTube™ playlist
  5. You can watch your friends favourites videos
  6. You can collect videos for your kid and watch it on your site
  7. ... etc ...

Shortcode Parameters

The youList-shortcode is a wrapper for most of the YouTube™ iframe parameters described here:

https://developers.google.com/youtube/player_parameters

iframe parameters:

  • width [integer] - iframe width in pixels
  • height [integer] - iframe height in pixels
  • class [string] - iframe css classname
  • style [string] - iframe css custom style
  • parameters [string] - custom source parameters (&param1=value1&...)

youtube parameters:

  • pid [string] - YouTube playlist ID
  • uid [string] - YouTube user ID)
  • vid [string] - Comma seperated YouTube Videos ID list
  • randompid [string] - YouTube random playlist ID, from a comma seperated PID's list
  • listtype [playlist|user_uploads|search] - YouTube listtype
  • search [string] - YouTube search string)
  • theme [dark|light] - Dark or light control bar
  • 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
  • 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
  • start [integer] - Play the video at the given number of seconds from the start of the video
  • loop [0|1] - Play the entire playlist and then start again at the first video
  • iv_load_policy [1|3] - Show video annotations
  • version [2|3] - AS player version
  • https [0|1] - Enable the https protocol
  • nocookie [0|1] - No cookies thank you
  • vq [small|medium|large|hd720|hd1080] - Change video quality

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2013-1-24
Downloads: 13,765

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