JW Player for WordPress


JW Player for WordPress gives you all what you need to publish videos on your WordPress posts and pages, using the most famous web player in the world.
Change skin, position and dimensions of your player. Allow users share and embed your contents.


  • JW Player 8 ready!
  • Since it’s now possible to use the Cloud Hosted Player Libraries that you can get in your JW Player Dashboard, it’s not necessary upload the player on your site anymore.
    The plugin still can be used with a self hosted player.
    More details here.


  • Post types and position
  • JWP7 skin selection
  • JWP8 full skin customization (Premium)
  • Sharing options
  • Single video options


From your WordPress dashboard

  • Visit Plugins > Add New
  • Search for JW Player 7 for WordPress and download it.
  • Activate JW Player 7 for WordPress from your Plugins page.
  • Once Activated, go to JW Player menu and set you preferences.

From WordPress.org or ilghera.com

  • Download JW Player 7 for WordPress
  • Upload the jw-player-7-for-wp directory to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory, using your favorite method (ftp, sftp, scp, etc…)
  • Activate JW Player 7 for WordPress from your Plugins page.
  • Once Activated, go to JW Player menu and set you preferences.


What happens after a update

The update to the plugin went flawlessly through the update feature in WordPress - but the new functionality of this revision broke on my website. I emailed ilGhera asking for help - not only did he help, he restored the complete functionality of all the pages that were non-functioning for me. Above and beyond - great customer service - thank you!!

Very weak plugin

This plugin is a joke. The descriptions are very poor and partly in italian. You need additional stuff to use the plugin correctly where you have to pay additional money. Some elements are not working correctly. Very bad support and very outrageous.

Great plugin, well achieved

This plugin is very efficient, well achieved. For a standard user there is almost everything needed. For a developper it's easy to add features. Well done!

Great plugin!

Easy to use and full of great tools. This is exactly what I was looking for. Very recommended.

Great Tool! Great Support!

The tool helps me address my jwplayer needs w/out having to use the jwplayer dashboard! The author is very helpful when it comes to support! Can't wait to see what's in store for updates down the line. Thank you!
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Contributors & Developers

“JW Player for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Release Date: 8 Dec 2018
* Bug Fix: Add/ Delete video buttons not visible in WordPress 5.0


Release Date: 3 May 2018

  • Enhancement: Security improvements.
  • Bug Fix: PHP Notices.


Release Date: 24 Jan 2018

  • Enhancement: More skins available for JWP7.
  • Enhancement: (Premium) Adding custom skins and color customization for JWP7.
  • Enhancement: (Premium) Full skin colors customization for JWP8.
  • Bug Fix: PHP Notices.


Release Date: 6 Nov 2017

  • Enhancement: Plugin name changed to JW Player for WordPress, version 7 removed.
  • Enhancement: Now it’s possible to use the cloud player library, without the need to upload the player.
  • Enhancement: JW Player 8 ready.
  • Enhancement: New shortcode jwp-video.
  • Bug Fix: jQuery library conflict.
  • Bug Fix: PHP Notices.
  • Bug Fix: Wrong position question mark in plugin box


Release Date: 3 May 2017

  • Enhancement: Better tabs navigation.
  • Enhancement: (Premium) New option tab for subtitles style customization.
  • Enhancement: (Premium) Possibility to activate subtitles by default.


Release Date: 7 February 2017

  • Enhancement: Add custom measures to every single player with the new shortcode options.
  • Enhancement: Social sharing now includes Facebook, Twitter, GooglePlus, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Reddit and email of course.
  • Enhancement (Premium): Load different subtitles files (vtt, srt, dfxp) that can be chosen from the CC selection menu.
  • Enhancement (Premium): Add different sources with label and let the user toggles the desired video quality.
  • Enhancement (Premium): Now you can let the user download your video only by adding a flag.
  • Enhancement (Premium): Now you can mute your videos during playback.
  • Enhancement (Premium): Configures if the player should loop the content.
  • Enhancement (Premium): Autostart, Mute and Repeat options are now available for playlists too by using the new shortcode options.
  • Enhancement (Premium): Next up tooltip and more elements are now localized.
  • Bug Fix: Special chars in video title and description.


Release Date: 18 November, 2016

  • Bug Fix: YouTube video thumbnail check returned always true.


Release Date: 17 November, 2016

  • Enhancement: Now is possible use the post thumbnail as video poster image.
  • Enhancement: YouTube videos now get thumbnails automatically.
  • Enhancement: (Premium) Removed the limit of six chapters and subtitles, you can add as many elements as you need.
  • Enhancement: (Premium) Now you can add Preview Thumbnails of your video, visible on mouseover on the timeline.


Release Date: 01 August, 2016

  • Bug Fix: Error Missing argument 2 for jwppp_video_code()… with Video Player position in pre/ post content.


Release Date: 01 August, 2016

  • Enhancement: When the file extension is missing or not recognized, now you can force a media type with a simple tool
  • Enhancement: The plugin is now Google Analytics ready
  • Enhancement: Now you can call videos from outside of the loop, by indicating the post/ page id into the shortcode
  • Enhancement: Use the [jw7-video] shortcode into the text widget
  • Enhancement: Choose where the logo has to be visualized into the player
  • Enhancement: Now you can add subtitles to your videos


Release Date: 05 April, 2016

  • Enhancement (Premium): Now is possible to add a playlist using a shortcode.
  • Enhancement: Added the possibility to indicate a second video URL for mobile devices.


Release Date: January 03, 2015

  • Bug Fix: Missed database update
  • Bug Fix: Missed chapters update


Release Date: January 01, 2015

  • Enhancement (Premium): Added Autostart on page load option.
  • Enhancement (Premium): Added the possibility to publish more than one video per post/page (Ajax)
  • Enhancement (Premium): Updated the shortcode functionality that gives the ability to call the single video by number
  • Bug Fix: Blank line in the header, generated by getting player key and library script.
  • Bug Fix: YouTube preview image now fill the player dimensions.
  • Bug Fix: Problem on showing more than one video in archive pages.


Release Date: October 12, 2015

  • Enhancement: Added Custom Player Position option with shortcode
  • Enhancement: Added detailed instructions in how to setup JW Player self-hosted to your site
  • Premium option: Added the possibility to add a playlist using a feed.


  • First release