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Skip to Timestamp

Description

Skip to Timestamp allows two ways of generating links in your posts that automatically skip to a given time
in an embedded media element. You’ve seen it in the Youtube descriptions, now get it in your embeds!

To create a link, either:

  • Use our [skipto] shortcode which takes a “time” (or “timestamp” or “ts”) argument and uses that to create a link.
    Eg, “Just wait until…or…hold on, you can [skipto time=4:30]skip to[/skipto] this part of the video!”
  • Check the “Replace Timestamps Automatically” checkbox in the Settings > Skip to Timestamp, and watch as all your
    timestamps in the form “4:30” or “1:23:45” are automatically converted into links.

The links search for and skip to a time in:

  • Youtube videos embedded using WordPress embeds. Make sure you’re just pasting in the Youtube video link into your post editor and let WordPress embed things for you to ensure that the correct player is inserted into your post.
  • HTML5 <audio> elements. Jetpack, Blubrry Powerpress and other plugins do this automatically using the [audio] shortcode.
  • HTML5 <video> elements. Jetpack and other plugins do this automatically using the [video] shortcode.

Screenshots

  • Timestamps in your posts can be automatically converted into links that jump to that time.
  • Control the text of the link by using our [skipto] shortcode.

Installation

You don’t really need to do anything special to install this plugin. Just:

  1. Download using the button above, unzip and place the folder in your wp-content/plugins/ folder. Alternately,
    install using WordPress’ built-in plugin installer.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Configure settings via Settings > Skip to Timestamp. Automatic timestamp replacement is turned off by default.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

You don’t really need to do anything special to install this plugin. Just:

  1. Download using the button above, unzip and place the folder in your wp-content/plugins/ folder. Alternately,
    install using WordPress’ built-in plugin installer.
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Configure settings via Settings > Skip to Timestamp. Automatic timestamp replacement is turned off by default.
Will this work with ____ player?

If it adds an <audio> or <video> tag, then maybe. The plugin uses the currentTime parameter of those elements
to set the location to skip to. If you open your browsers developer console and see a message saying
‘Skip to Timestamp: No media player found!’, then that player isn’t currently supported. I’d like to help you
though, so please submit a request for that player on the WordPress plugin page. It’s the only way I know
which players to prioritise!

Can I use both shortcodes and automatically-replaced timestamps?

Yes, as long as you don’t use both in the same post. Each post can contain either shortcodes OR timestamps to
auto-replace. If both are present, then timestamps will not be automatically replaced.

It’s not working!

Please leave me a message with information about the media you embedded, how you tried to create the link, and what
browser and operating system you’re running. If it’s a bug, I’ll get right to work on it!

Reviews

Simply awesome.

This has saved me an incredible amount of time and effort. It works like a charm, and also works with time format in square brackets [xx:xx] and also plain time format xx:xx

Helps to Enhance the UX for My Podcast Show Notes

Glad to see the plugin is being maintained as I found it was the best solution to help me enhance the user experience in my shownotes for my Biohackers Lab podcast. Works perfectly with the embedded .mp3 audio file on the episode pages. To show my appreciation I just donated to help support the plugin author @doytch

Enhances one of my favourite podcasts

I recently noticed the JS for this on the boagworld podcast, same JS signatures, and works with a plugin I authored for media-playback-speed, so I'm very happy at the focused, long-term success of this plugin. I'm quite interested in using data-attributes rather than an onclick handler as then I can more easily use, so if you have a repo URL I can PR to, I'd be even happier.

Works great with PowerPress

This is one of my favorite plugins to recommend to Blubrry PowerPress users who are looking for a way to link to specific sections of their episodes from within the show notes. This plugin is maintained regularly and the code is well written. Thanks @doytch!
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Contributors & Developers

“Skip to Timestamp” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

1.4.4

  • Fixed bug with autolinks on timestamps.

1.4.1

1.4

  • Fixed issue where playbackRate wouldn’t be preserved.
  • Switched to dataset tags and global event handlers.
  • Thanks Lewis Cowles for the pull request!

1.3

  • Housekeeping

1.2

  • Added ability to turn off automatic linking on a per-page basis.

1.1

  • Support for older versions of WordPress

1.0

  • Initial release