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Viddler WordPress plugin

Publish videos from Viddler and enable video comments on your site.


  • Released February 12, 2014
  • Remove ability for people to leave video comments with their own viddler.com account. All videos now go into the viddler account of the blog owner
  • New upload videos to Viddler feature
  • Respect default viewing permissions on Viddler account rather than setting recorded videos to public
  • Moved username/password configuration to database
  • Remove use of shorttags which are not supported in some PHP environments


  • Released January 31, 2013
  • Updated Asset URL Paths.


  • Released December 11, 2012
  • Fixed: Invalid paths to images
  • Updated readme.


  • Released December 10, 2012
  • Fixed: Syntax error
  • Updated readme.


  • Released June 14, 2012
  • Fixed: Issue with $player variable instead of $p
  • Updated readme.


  • Released June 14, 2012
  • Fixed: Issue with iframe embed code
  • Updated readme.


  • Released June 6, 2012
  • Added: Support for all flashvars in shortcode
  • Added: viddler-shortcode.php file
  • Updated readme.


  • Released June 6, 2012
  • Fixed: Invalid version number
  • Updated readme.


  • Released June 6, 2012
  • Fixed: Invalid includes on some installations
  • Updated readme.


  • Released June 5, 2012
  • Added: Ability to authenticate as you
  • Added ability to get videos other than public if authenticated as you
  • Ability to embed invite only videos
  • Removal of featured videos search
  • Additional security enhancements
  • Embed code is now the iframe embed instead of HTML5 Fallback
  • Updated readme.


  • Released Feb 1, 2012
  • Fixed: Dates showing up at January 16, 1970 now work correctly.
  • Fixed: Updated the way jQuery was loaded to reduce conflicts with other plugins.
  • New: The plugin can now support WordPress.com shortcode syntax in addition to the legacy and original syntax.
  • Update: Latest PHPViddler https://github.com/viddler/phpviddler/
  • New: Now uses WordPress.com's shortcode rather than Viddler's own. All are unified.
  • Updated readme.


  • Released on May 4, 2011
  • Fixed: Plugin was ignoring Player type in some cases.
  • New: The very latest iFrame embed code that supports HTML5 and mobile playback for Business Accounts with encoding enabled.
  • New: Support for the brand new Mini player skin!
  • Fixed: A bug for accounts that only have one video.
  • Updated Readme.


  • Released on March 25, 2011
  • Fixed jQuery loading to be more WordPress friendly. Thanks Joshua Strebel (Page.ly)
  • New: An option to add "download video source" for all embeds.
  • Small performance enhancements.
  • Updated: Readme (fixed dates)


  • Released on February 8, 2011
  • Updated: PHPViddler to 2.2 http://github.com/viddler/phpviddler
  • Fixed: Bug in recorder via New Post window. Thanks to Richard Wildman.
  • Updated: Removed a few calls to the API to make things a bit snappier.


  • Released on December 30, 2010
  • Added: Option to include JavaScript embed code swapper.


  • Released on December 28, 2010
  • Upgraded to PHP Viddler 2 which uses Viddler API Version 2
  • Change: Removed the "image" embed option.
  • Change: Now uses the Viddler API version 2 for latest embed code
  • Change: Removed support for viddler_video. Current syntax: [viddler id- h- w-]
  • Change: Removed support for viddler_comment in comments. Depreciated since 1.1
  • Fixed: Dates on Featured videos.
  • Change: Removed oEmbed calls (speeds up requests considerably)
  • Fixed: Dashboard Widget now works
  • Change: Full PHP5 support with no edits needed.
  • Updated: Readme.txt
  • Fixed: Webcam record for comments.
  • New: Option to turn off/on video commenting.


  • Released on December 23, 2010
  • Fix: All current releases of WordPress.


  • Released on April 14, 2009
  • Fix: Removed height from the results.
  • Change: Removed version numbers from multiple places.


  • Released on April 14, 2009
  • Fix: Height of video now properly calculated when embedding. Huzzah!


  • Released on March 21, 2009
  • Fix: Video comment short code not saving in comment box properly.
  • Fix: Increased length of wait for Viddler API for recording to 8000ms.


  • Released on March 21, 2009
  • Fix: Problems with file locations and SVN commit.


  • Released on March 20, 2009
  • Fix: Fixed file location problem /viddlercomments/ replaced with /the-viddler-wordpress-plugin/
  • Note: If you still have this error, you need to rename the plugin folder to /the-viddler-wordpress-plugin/
  • New: Sorting by tag when viewing "Your videos"!


  • Released on February 9, 2009
  • Fix: Turned off Dashboard widget by default - This should address WPMU errors.
  • Fix: Searching by tag.
  • Update: Using the latest version of phpViddler.
  • Update: Includes php5 version of phpViddler.
  • Update: No longer relies on dynamic CDN URLs for thumbnails.
  • Misc: Improved performance, small bug fixes, slightly less code.


  • Released on January 20, 2009
  • Fix for CDN URLs.


  • Released on December 30, 2008
  • Fix: Fixed plugin navigation. Credit: Rob Santoro.
  • Fix: Search results for users with 1 video.
  • Fix: Height dimensions on embed being only 1 number.


  • Released on December 15, 2008
  • New: Added more options and settings.
  • Fix: PHP errors.
  • Fix: WordPress 2.7 compatible.

1.1 Beta 3

  • Released on May 9, 2008
  • Fix: Supports usernames with no video, or 1 video, better.
  • Fix: Play button height on Dashboard widget.

1.1 Beta 2

  • Released on April 14, 2008
  • Fix: Dashboard, WordPress News Height problem. (Thanks, Alex Hillman & Jason Waldrip)
  • Fix: Improved Search
  • Fix: Added paging to search
  • Fix: Better paging navigation (search, your videos)
  • Fix: PHP 5 Errors removed (Thanks to Lee Adkins.)
  • New: Switched short code from [viddler_video=key,width,height] to [viddler id-key h- w-] (All old short codes will still work.) (Thanks to Matt Mullenweg.)
  • Fix: Video thumbnails now sized to the same size as the video. (Thanks to John W.)
  • New: Play button added to latest featured video in Dashboard widget.

1.1 Beta 1

  • Released on April 10, 2008
  • Dashboard widget -- Watch daily featured videos and embed them -- Preference to turn it off -- Add Viddler Video in WordPress 2.5 Add Media pop-up -- Featured videos -- Embed featured videos -- Your videos -- Embed your Viddler videos -- Page through all videos -- Search! -- Search by tag -- Search by username -- Embed any public Viddler video -- Record -- Record a new video with your webcam -- Embeds when video is saved -- Fixed WordPress 2.5 jQuery conflict -- Several bugs fixes and enhancements

1.0 | February 26, 2008 -- Full 1.0 version release.

1.0 Beta 6c | Feb 21, 2008 -- Fixed admin error on manage posts and manage pages areas. Thanks to Alex Hillman and Bart Mroz.

1.0 Beta 6b | Feb 20, 2008

-- Some blogs could not save custom tags.
-- Custom tags didn't work if you used
   a custom button.
-- Extended the amount of timeout
   for record with webcam.

1.0 Beta 6 | Feb 20, 2008

-- Added custom tags for video comments.
   See FAQ in admin.
-- Moved admin panel from Plugins to Options area.
   Thanks to Daniel Nicolas and Alex Hillman.
-- Fixed empty viddler_recordlink();
   Thanks to David Martorana.
-- Fixed conflicts with WordPress' built-in
   widgets system for the sidebar.
   Thanks to Rob Sandie.
-- Added ALT attribute to thumbnails for valid XHTML.
   Thanks to Matt Brett.
-- Fixed video titles with record with webcam where the blog
   post title has an apostrophe.
-- Several copy fixes.
-- Misc. bug fixes (5).

1.0 Beta 5 | Feb 12, 2008 -- Added a Readme.txt -- Changed the name from 'Video commmenting plugin' to 'Video companion plugin'. -- Added button text preference. Now you can choose what the button says on your site. -- Added administrative panel to the plugins area of the WordPress admin. You may now change all preferences there, you no longer need to edit the config file. -- Added custom button placement preference. Instead of the button appearing automatically, now you can place it anywhere in your template (within The_Loop) by using viddler_recordlink('text'); -- Fix for overlaying the plugin on playing flash video. The plugin would appear behind any flash videos that were saved. Fixed. Thanks to Andrew Smith. -- Multiple fixes for people that only have 1 video on Viddler. -- Added "version" to the TITLE attribute on the "Powered by Viddler." logo. This is simply to help me with support, and to see the adoption rates of each version.
-- Fixed height problems for the default player being used in comments -- Fixed Simple Player embed to allow autoplaying of comments when the user clicking on "click to play video" -- Player background now transparent to match site's background color.

1.0 Beta 4b | Feb 12, 2008 -- Added hooks to determine where WordPress is installed. This means the plugin will work even if the WordPress installation is NOT in the root directory of your website. (eg. /journal/). Thanks to Daniel Nicolas for finding this. -- Fixed a few javascript errors with $v not being changed properly. Complete oversight on my part.

1.0 Beta 4 | Feb 12, 2008 -- Fixed tiny video comments -- Fixed a bug where if you clicked on the text link in a post it would ignore the width and height preferences -- Fixed links from RSS for both comments and posts. -- Inserting the video into a post now happens at the cursor -- Increased recorder saving timeout (should cut down on errors) -- Lowered the session expiration. You'll need to log in more, but the API won't error as much -- Changed jQuery namespace to remove conflicts with other versions of jQuery, Prototype, and other JavaScript libraries. (From $ to $v)

1.0 Beta 3 | Feb. 12, 2008 -- Admin panel: You can now add videos to your posts. -- Player preference: Choose Simple or Normal player for both posts and comments. -- Width and Height in posts: Choose the width and height of the player in posts. -- Video comments now autoplay (removes one click) (to be updated behind-the-scenes on 2/13/08) -- Larger thumbnail in posts -- Handles comment box IDs being different than WordPress default -- Over 55 bug fixes. -- Smaller footprint. -- Cowbell++

1.0 Beta 2 | Never released, tested locally.

1.0 Beta 1 | Feb. 11, 2008 Initial private release.

Requires: 2.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.13
Last Updated: 2 years ago
Active Installs: 300+


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