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Cool Video Gallery

Cool Video Gallery is a Video Gallery plugin for WordPress with option to upload videos, add Youtube videos and manage them in multiple galleries.

3 reviews
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4 stars
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1 star
Sounds Great But Not
By , for WP 3.7.1

Looking at the screenshots etc this seemed to be just the ideal video plugin I was looking for.

BUT - when I try to add a YouTube video to a gallery I get an error

"Please enable the PHP setting allow_url_fopen"

Now, while the explanation for this is available in the support forum, I simply object to having to contact my web provider to get them to tweak files I don't have access to in order to make this plugin work.

The whole point of the WordPress environment is that we can quickly build sites and add functionality. This just doesn't happen if I have to queue up to speak or chat with a support person, go through security clearance with them, explain the problem and then coerce them into eventually making that change for me - meanwhile my site development grinds to a halt.

Given that numerous other video plugins are able to make calls to YouTube without this tweak, why can't the developer just code his plugin in the same way?

1 star
Popup's do not work.
By , for WP 3.5.1

Popup's do not show the video. You can only hear the sound. The support forum seems to not be helpful as the developer does not respond.

1 star
Tried and tried... no luck
By , for WP 3.4.2

Could not get this plugin to upload youtube videos. Enabled the php setting, checked and double checked the youtube video id, scoured the support files for clues. No luck. Moving on.

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