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YouList – YouTube playlist shortcode

Description

This plugin adds the shortcode [youlist] so you can easily embed YouTube™ playlist defined by

  • playlist id (PL in front of the playlist id)
  • comma seperated video ids list
  • user favorites
  • user uploads
  • search query

in a single YouTube™ player.

Live demo

New in version 1.0.6

  • show random playlists with the new attribute ‘randompid’
  • added apply_filters for output, style, class and src
  • bug fix

New in version 1.0.5

  • enable nocookies
  • enable the https protocol
  • play videos in a specific quality (fx. hd720)
  • enable wmode to handle z-index issues.

Usage Examples

To embed a playlist with thumbnails
[youlist pid=”PL3FF15AA7ED356D9F”]

To embed three videos with thumbnails (comma seperated video id list):
[youlist vid=”ZF_K8D414-Y,sFHXWoawnt0,E2uOGOqIyC4″]

To embed three videos without thumbnails:
[youlist vid=”ZF_K8D414-Y,sFHXWoawnt0,E2uOGOqIyC4″ showinfo=”0″]

To embed a playlist from the search string “higgs boson”
[youlist search=”higgs boson” width=”600″ height=”400″]

To embed a random playlist
[youlist randompid=”PL3FF15AA7ED356D9F, PL9AEE7FF9E83DEA62, PL2B8DB1BD4364033F”]

To embed a playlist for all uploaded videos for the user “mismag822″
[youlist uid=”mismag822″ listtype=”user_uploads”]

To embed a playlist for all favorite videos for the user “mismag822″
[youlist uid=”mismag822″ listtype=”user_favorites”]

To embed a playlist width your own custom style
[youlist pid=”PL3FF15AA7ED356D9F” style=”width:300px;height:400px;z-index:1;”]

To embed a user playlist with all the supported attributes (default values shown):
[youlist
uid=”mismag822″
randompid=””
showinfo=”1″
width=”680″
height=”480″
class=”youlist”
autohide=”2″
autoplay=”0″
disablekb=”0″
listtype=”user_uploads”
theme=”dark”
modestbranding=”1″
controls=”1″
color=”red”
fs=”1″
rel=”1″
start=”0″
loop=”0″
iv_load_policy=”1″
version=”3″
style=””
vq=””
nocookie=”0″
https=”0″
wmode=””
parameters=””
]

Ideas for how to use this plugin

  1. You can use it to display ad-video before or after the main video
  2. You can have your own short trailer before the main video
  3. You can collect lessons/tutorials/music videos
  4. You can use it for your YouTube™ playlist
  5. You can watch your friends favourites videos
  6. You can collect videos for your kid and watch it on your site
  7. … etc …

Shortcode Parameters

The youList-shortcode is a wrapper for most of the YouTube™ iframe parameters described here:

https://developers.google.com/youtube/player_parameters

iframe parameters:

  • width [integer] – iframe width in pixels
  • height [integer] – iframe height in pixels
  • class [string] – iframe css classname
  • style [string] – iframe css custom style
  • parameters [string] – custom source parameters (&param1=value1&…)

youtube parameters:

  • pid [string] – YouTube playlist ID
  • uid [string] – YouTube user ID)
  • vid [string] – Comma seperated YouTube Videos ID list
  • randompid [string] – YouTube random playlist ID, from a comma seperated PID’s list
  • listtype [playlist|user_uploads|search] – YouTube listtype
  • search [string] – YouTube search string)
  • theme [dark|light] – Dark or light control bar
  • modestbranding [0|1] – Prevent the YouTube logo from displaying in the control bar
  • showinfo [0|1] – Display thumbnail images for the videos in the playlist
  • autohide [0|1|2] – Hide the video controls automatically after a video begins playing
  • autoplay [0|1] – The initial video will autoplay when the player loads
  • disablekb [0|1] – Disable the player keyboard controls
  • controls [0|1|2] – Display the video player controls
  • color [red|white] – The color in the video progress bar
  • fs [0|1] – Display the fullscreen button
  • rel [0|1] – Show related videos when playback of the initial video ends
  • start [integer] – Play the video at the given number of seconds from the start of the video
  • loop [0|1] – Play the entire playlist and then start again at the first video
  • iv_load_policy [1|3] – Show video annotations
  • version [2|3] – AS player version
  • https [0|1] – Enable the https protocol
  • nocookie [0|1] – No cookies thank you
  • vq [small|medium|large|hd720|hd1080] – Change video quality

Screenshots

  • YouTube playlist with thumbnails.

Installation

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory or use the installer via backend of WordPress
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

Contributors & Developers

“YouList – YouTube playlist shortcode” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0.6

  • added: random playlists, new parameter ‘randompid’
  • added: output filter with the name ‘youlist_output’
  • fixed: the ‘rel’ parameter was not active

1.0.5

  • added: vq parameter to change the video quality, (fx hd720) (Props cjgrasso)
  • added: https parameter to enable the secure protocol
  • added: nocookie parameter to disable cookies
  • added: wmode parameter to handle z-index issues (Props patmak)
  • added: parameters parameter for custom parameters
  • changed: updated the readme.txt with better description of the parameters

1.0.2

  • added: [youlist] shortcodes can now be used in text-widgets
  • added: custom iframe style attribute
  • fixed: added the missing parameters audohide and audoplay
  • changed: new usage example in the readme.txt file

1.0.1

  • added: new attributes: listtype, autohide, autoplay, disablekb
  • added: possibility to display user’s favorites playlist
  • changed: updated he readme.txt file with new usage examples

1.0.0

  • Initial Release