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Coverflow YouTube Videos


Displays a user’s Youtube videos in a simil-Coverflow way.

This plugin uses ContentFlow v1.0.2 and HTML5Lightbox Javascript
libraries to mimic the Coverflow’s Apple visualization interface.


  • Displays the videos of the user configured in the admin page:

  • Displays the videos of the user specified in the shortcode:
    [coverflow_youtube_videos user=”USERNAME”]

  • Displays the videos of the playlist specified in the shortcode:
    [coverflow_youtube_videos list=”PLAYLIST_ID”]

Shortcode Options

  • Hide the numbers underneath the slider: numbers=no


You can change the color of the text displayed underneath the video thumbnails adding some CSS to your theme stylesheet file:

.ContentFlow .globalCaption .caption {
  color: black;

If you need to change also the slider color you have to overwrite the default values with something like that:

.ContentFlow .scrollbar {
  background: url(img/my_scrollbar.png) left center repeat-x !important;
.ContentFlow .scrollbar .slider {
  background: url(img/my_slider.png) center center no-repeat !important;

Where my_scrollbar.png and my_slider.png are your custom images (under the img folder of your theme).
These images needs to be like scrollbar_white.png and slider_white.png under wp-content/plugins/coverflow-youtube-videos/ContentFlow/img


Sebs Studio Sebastien for the “My YouTube Videos” plugin used as initial code for this project.


  • User's YouTube videos shown in a simil-Coverflow way
  • Single video overlay
  • Configuration panel


  1. Unzip the archive of the plugin or download it from the official WordPress plugin repository
  2. Upload the folder ‘coverflow-youtube-videos’ to the WordPress plugin directory (../wp-content/plugins/)
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Configure it as you like


Do I need to edit any files?

No, once followed the installation instruction you have done. Just check for file permissions (chmod +x).

How do I display the user’s YouTube videos?

Add this shortcode to either a post or page: [coverflow_youtube_videos].

How do I enable videos of a specific user?

Go to ‘Settings -> Coverflow YouTube Videos’ and change the username of the Youtube user.
See Usage and Shortcode Options sections in the main plugin page for more info.

I need some plugin modifications. How can I tell you what I want?

Send me an email at and we’ll talk about it.


February 7, 2017
Coverflow displays a Youtube playlist at the right sidebar of my blog and it is very cool!
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Contributors & Developers

“Coverflow YouTube Videos” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed the ability to popup the centered video of the playlist.


  • NEW: added ability to hide numbers from shortcode.
  • Fixed code indentation
  • Removed debugging code


  • Fixed Coverflow Android support.


  • Fixed: Video playlist id can be longer than 16 characters.


  • NEW: added startItem option


  • Fixed: issue with thumbnails on playlists


  • First release