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IX Show Latest YouTube

Provides a shortcode and a template tag to embed the latest video or current live stream of one or more YouTube channels.


  • December 2, 2014
  • Fixed a little problem affecting some users where a single video would not be the latest video shown (thanks, chrisram!)


  • November 19, 2014
  • Fixed active live event disappearing for new visitors when another channel had a pending live event.
  • Spaces after commas no longer break multi-channel support. (For example, "noodlemx, oncepodcast")


  • November 14, 2014
  • Fixed combining live/pending and non-live/non-pending channels.
  • Made video size default to 640 × 360 (360p widescreen).


  • October 13, 2014
  • Minor tweak to remove some debug timecode. Sorry about that!


  • October 10, 2014
  • Enhancement: You can now embed more than one YouTube channel in the same player! Use a comma-separated list, like moritzhangouttv,theaudacitytopodcast,oncepodcast in the YouTube ID(s) field. The plugin will blend these channels together and display whichever is most recent or upcoming. This works for live, pending, and uploaded videos.
  • Tweak: Revised how pending live events are ordered and displayed, after discovering a weird bug with some schedules.


  • August 27, 2014
  • Fix: Live events displaying in creation order instead of chronological (thanks, reachingnexus!)


  • June 19, 2014
  • Fix: Default settings for "autoplay" being ignored when embedding a single video
  • Fix: Incorrect URL parameters in embed code on non-live instances
  • New: "Show related" toggle in the settings with the default being disabled
  • New: "related" option for shortcode and template tags


  • May 16, 2014
  • Removed pixel references in embed, to allow for auto, %, em, or px
  • Updated documentation
  • Hide related videos from embed
  • Updated feed method to more compatible WordPress method
  • Changed active to use pending as fallback


  • September, 10th 2013
  • No live message feature added


  • September, 6th 2013
  • Fixed get_options bug


  • April, 15th 2013
  • Fixed a bug in channel setup for shortcode and template tag
  • Fixed a bug in requesting the live video ID


  • April, 12th 2013
  • Major version change!
  • removed the javascript and query YouTube from server side now
  • added option for autoplay - suggested by Angus Todman
  • added option for count of latest videos to embed - suggested by hameiria


  • November, 13th 2012
  • First public version

Requires: 3.4 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.0.4
Last Updated: 2014-12-3
Active Installs: 1,000+


4.8 out of 5 stars


1 of 3 support threads in the last two months have been resolved.

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