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Gecko Tube


Gecko Tube will allow users to easily embed YouTube videos using the URL of the video in the same manner as on As a bonus, a link to the video is included in the RSS feed for feed readers that disallow embedded content. Based on the easytube pluin.

Visit the Gecko Tube plugin homepage to see the plugin in action.

If a request is made in the comments to add support for specific video websites, I will gladly look into providing enhancements.


To insert a video into a post, copy the URL of the video from the address bar of your browser, e.g.,

Paste the entire URL within the tag , e.g.,


Download the plugin zip file.

Extract geckotube.php from the zip file and upload to your /wp-content/plugins directory.

From your Plugin Management page, activate the plugin.

Contributors & Developers

“Gecko Tube” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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