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WordPress Video Overlay Ads


This plugin creates an lightbox area over Youtube and Vimeo video embeds. You can insert all kinds of html content including banner ads, texts, polls, and add any kind of html and javascript code you like. You can also use shortcodes inside it.


  • Display an Html overlay on top of your videos.
  • You can configure and add any html code on your videos.


Upload the plugin
Go to your admin page Settings > Video Overlay Ads Settings
Here you can copy and paste any html code that you will display inside the overlay. Also You can select an option to remove the dismiss button, but make sure that you include an html element that has class=\”video-overlay-dismiss-btn\” when clicking this html element the overlay will be removed.
That\’s it. Your videos will be overlaid with the code snipped you just added.


1- What is Video Overlay Ads used for?
Video Overlay Ads is a WordPress plugin to show an overlaid content over videos. This overlay can contain HTML rich content so basically you can display anything before videos are played.
2- Does it only support Youtube and Vimeo video embeds?
Yes, for now its working only on Youtube and Vimeo videos, stay tuned for other video channels.


November 30, 2018 1 reply
`<script async custom-element="amp-auto-ads" src=""> </script>
May 31, 2018
Love the idea of this plugin. To be practical though, it would need to have options, to include the overlay, only on select Youtube videos. Multiple videos on a page for example, would not be a very good user experience. Playing around with adding another Dismiss Ad Window link, at the bottom of the ad content, with some success.
February 4, 2018
Great potential, but it doesn´t work 🙁
March 8, 2017 1 reply
Sadly this plugin no longer works. It miss aligns, doesn't show ad embed and when you click the x the video doesn't appear. Shame, as this would have been a great plugin.
September 3, 2016
I am using Plugin.Amazing Plugin.I want to few in next update. 1- please add 2 option (1)black box(already) and (2) transparent box 2- Please support for Dailymotion. Thanks
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Contributors & Developers

“WordPress Video Overlay Ads” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Version 1.1

  • Added Vimeo channel

Version 1.0

  • First public release