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Manage and embed videos hosted on VideoPress. Requires a WordPress.com blog with the VideoPress premium upgrade.

Once you've downloaded the plugin, head over to VideoPress.com to sign up for an account.

Add VideoPress videos stored on WordPress.com to your self-hosted WordPress.org site through the use of simple shortcodes. Edit video metadata directly from your blog's administrative interface.

The VideoPress plugin allows blog administrators to upload new videos to their WordPress.com video account and manage existing videos from the convenience of their self-hosted WordPress.org blog's administrative interface. Authors can add any VideoPress video into a blog post through the use of a simple shortcode and customizations.

This plugin allows you to click a button to login to your WordPress.com video blog, retrieve a video's [videopress xyz] shortcode, and insert it into your post. You can specify the width and height of the video container with w= h= shortcode attributes. You can restrict playback to only Freedom-loving formats using a shortcode parameter of freedom=true. You can autoplay a video by setting a shortcode parameter of autoplay=true. You can force a Flash video embed by setting a shortcode parameter of flashonly=true. The following are all valid shortcodes:

  • [videopress xyz] uses your default theme content_width if present, otherwise uses 400px as width.
  • [videopress xyz w=640] specifies the width of video container to be 640px while preserving the aspect ratio.
  • [videopress xyz w=640 h=360] specifies both width and height of the video container.
  • [videopress xyz h=300] specifies the height of the video container to be 300px, while preserving the aspect ratio.
  • [videopress xyz freedom=true] display videos in only Freedom-loving formats (currently Ogg with Theora video and Vorbis audio).

You will need an account on WordPress.com with the VideoPress upgrade in order to use this plugin. If you don't have already have a WordPress.com account signing up is easy and only takes a few minutes. Visit the "Upgrades" section of wp-admin on your new WordPress.com blog and purchase a VideoPress upgrade.

Video preview elements and HTML5 video are directly inserted into your WordPress post or page, enabling custom styling through CSS or inclusion in your site statistics.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 2013-7-8
Active Installs: 9,000+


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