The Ooyala WordPress Plugin is specifically designed to take advantage of the many new capabilities of the latest versions of WordPress platform and to give publishers a more updated look and feel.
The plugin harnesses the existing media manager backbone infrastructure to create a seamless integration of a user’s Ooyala assets within the media manager. It lets you create posts with assets from your Ooyala account – even uploading new videos – without ever leaving your WordPress site.
- Easy to embed a specific video into your post/page.
- Ability to search by Title, Description, embed code and also refine results by labels.
- Upload in the background and notify the user when the video is finished processing so the user can embed the video.
- Easily manage video labels from the video browser.
- Support for the Ooyala Player V4 as well as additional options for the V4 player on the settings screen.
- Full backwards compatibility with Player V3.
- Install the plugin either by uploading it via FTP or by using the “Add Plugin” function of WordPress.
- Activate the plugin at the plugin administration page.
- Enter your Ooyala API credentials at Settings >> Ooyala Account Settings.
- Select the player version you wish to use at Settings >> Ooyala Video Player Settings.
Using the plugin once installed:
- Go to a new or existing post.
- Select “Add Ooyala Video” above the composition area.
- Search for assets by Title, Description, or Embed Code.
- Select your desired Player Display options and insert the embed shortcode.
- Upload new videos straight to your account via the upload tab.
Contributors & Developers
“Ooyala” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Allow users to use multiple Ooyala accounts
- Fix bug which appeared to continue searching forever when searches returned no results
- Fix bug which prevented selecting items with labels after searching
- Fix packaging bug for WordPress.org plugins
- Fix bug which would delete markup in JSON text
- Fix bug in CSS prefixing
- Update README
- Add label management: Users can now add or edit labels on their assets during or after upload.
- Break out settings into its own screen under “Settings > Ooyala”
- Add “force-mp4” and “android-enable-hls” options to Player V3.
- Add “Refresh” button to Ooyala browser screen
- Add support for Ooyala V4 player and additional options for the V4 player on the settings screen:
- Streaming Plugins
- Ad Plugins (Including Pulse)
- JSON and CSS customization
- Save references to Ooyala players in ‘ooyalaplayers’ global JS var.
- Add “Set Featured Image” button to video thumbnails, allowing users to set thumbnails.
- Add “Auto” sizing capability (by default) to scale videos down responsively.
- Backwards compatibility fixes to honor existing settings, including default player_id, video_width, and previously entered API key and secret.
- Initial release of Ooyala plugin redesign.
- Set uploaded status for an asset
- Fix issues with uploading new videos
- Fix PHP 5.2.x compatibility issue
- Set default platform to html5-fallback
- Error checking for API responses
- Error checking for API credentials
- Auto populate the default player_id for V3 embeds
- Support for player_id when embedding a video
- Support for hosted_at
- Support for V3 Embeds
- Support for Backlot API v2
- Added Range as contributor
- Added PeteMall as contributor
- Fixed localization for menu strings
- Deprecated config.php – API code should be entered through the settings screen.
- Added Automattic as contributor
- Provided more robustness around the API calls being made.
- Updated documentation to direct users to the V1 API keys.
- Fixed a deprecated function call
- Changed the default timeout for the remote request to 10 seconds. If you need to further extend the timeout for any reason, you can also use the ‘ooyala_http_request_timeout’ filter.
- You can now set a video thumbnail as your post featured image (if your theme supports featured images)
- The API codes can now be entered directly in the settings screen. If you already have config.php file set, the plugin will read the values from there.
Bugfixes and Improvements:
- The plugin uses a media screen instead of a tinmyce button, and the popup look more like WP’s own media screens
- The shortcode has been converted to use WP’s shortcode API. Old version compatibility is maintained.
- Use WordPress’s content_width as default if it is set for the video width.
- Switched OoyalaBacklotAPI to use WP’s HTTP class
- Pulled config into config.php
- Added Upload functionality to second tab with example label config
- Added screenshots to package for SVN. No other changes made.