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Web-TV Videos Widget


This widget displays a list with links to the latest videos from TV channels and newssites about a certain topic in the sidebar. The topic can be freely chosen and can be a name of a popular person (“Britney Spears”, “Steve Jobs”, “Barack Obama”, ….) you write about in your blog, a political or technical topic (“Egypt”, “iPhone”, ….), a name of a TV show (“60 minutes”, “Tagesschau”, …) or anything you can imagine. Since this plugin uses the Web-TV Video API of the WebTV search engine TVBookmark, please test your search there (US:, DE: to see if the results of your chosen topic are useful. Videos will be updated every 30 minutes. At the moment, the plugin support video results from the U.S. and Germany, displaying entries from Channels like ABC, CBS, FOX, CNN or MSNBC when english videos are chosen and entries from Channels like Das Erste, ZDF, RTL, Sat1, Pro7, Dritte Programme, Spiegel Online or when german videos are selected.


  • Plugin running with search term "Britney Spears" (U.S.)
  • Plugin running with search term "Libya" (U.S.)
  • Plugin running with search term "Steve Jobs" (German)
  • Plugin running with search term "Klimawandel" (transl. "Climate Change"), only whole episodes (German)
  • Options page to configure the plugin


ATTENTION! This plugin uses the WP_Widget class of WordPress introduced in v. 2.8, so it will not work in earlier WordPress versions.

  1. Unzip downloaded file
  2. Upload resulting web-tv-videos-widget folder to the `/wp-content/plugins’ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  4. Add the plugin (widget) to the chosen widget area and configure your plugin in the Appearance -> Widgets menu


The plugin doesn’t work, what should I do?

Please give us a short note with information about the WordPress version used, your plugin configuration and a description of the problem. We try to adress the issue in an upcoming version of this plugin.

This plugin is really cool, can I donate somewhere?

No, but if you like it, please consider to activate the “Search on TVBookmark” link in your plugin options.

Contributors & Developers

“Web-TV Videos Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Added support for categories (e.g. only show News or Sports videos)


  • Initial release version