This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Video Overlayer


With this Plugin you can easily overlay all of your iFrame video embeds with either a default image
provided by the Plugin or your own custom image. This is ideal for branding your videos, making them
load faster, look cleaner and respond to the width of the browser/device.

An alternate feature of this Plugin is to simply make your iFrame video embeds fully responsive
so that they perfectly fit any smaller browser window or device.

Either feature will wrap your iFrame video embeds in unique HTML divs which allow you to easily style
your videos independently or as a whole.

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  • Video Overlayer keeps things simple, yet provides just enough control to work the way you want it to.
  • You can overlay your iFrame video embeds with either the included images or your own custom image.


Does Video Overlayer work with ALL iFrame video embeds?

By default, no (YouTube, Vimeo, Viddler and Screenr iFrame Video Embeds are supported), but any non-supported iFrame video embeds can easily be added!

Can you exclude certain WordPress Pages or types of Pages from Video Overlayer?

Yes. You can use the following function as an example:

add_filter( ‘video_overlayer_exclusions’, ‘custom_video_overlayer_exclusions’ );
function custom_video_overlayer_exclusions() {
if( is_page( ‘About’ ) ) {
return 1;
} else {
return 0;

You would just paste the above PHP code into your Themes’s functions file and then adjust it according to your needs. The above code, for example,
would exclude the Video Overlayer functionality from a page named ‘About’.



  • Fixed bug where an iFrame with no src=”” attribute could “break” the Plugin’s functionality.


  • Initial release

Contributors & Developers

Video Overlayer is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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