YouTube Gallery by YouTube Showcase – Responsive Video Gallery for WordPress

Description

YouTube Showcase helps you display YouTube videos in a gallery or grid view on your site. It is designed for simplicity. Please watch the introduction video to get started.

Mentioned in WPBeginner’s Best YouTube Video Gallery Plugins

Get started with YouTube Showcase

Details

Each YouTube video resides on its own page with WordPress comments enabled. YouTube video pages are automatically created when you insert the YouTube VIDEO ID on the video page.

YouTube Video ID is a 11 character string that YouTube uses to uniquely identify each video. For example, the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K4uBRkFJEU has the id 9K4uBRkFJEU.

Using video thumbnail quality option for videos, you can change the dimensions of thumbnails offered by YouTube. For example, you can use an image 4:3 ratio instead of default 16:9. However, you should stick to this ratio for all videos.

After you install our plugin you will see our setup assistant which creates all the required pages, ready to use.

Two YouTube Video Gallery pages are provided:

  • YouTube Video Gallery
  • YouTube Video Grid Gallery

YouTube Video Gallery

  • Displays YouTube video thumbnail navigation at the bottom.
  • YouTube Videos are paged after every 8th video. Page navigation is available. You can adjust the number of YouTube videos shown with a shortcode.
  • For phones, thumbnail navigation is replaced with two large size PREV and NEXT icons.
  • YouTube videos are ordered by the lasted video first

YouTube Video Grid Gallery

Displays high resolution YouTube video thumbnails in a 4 column responsive layout. YouTube Videos are paged after every 16th video.

You can build your YouTube video galleries by adding the VIDEO ID for the videos you’d like. You can add Content and Excerpt for every YouTube video. The YouTube video CONTENT text is displayed in the video page. The video EXCERPT is displayed in YouTube Video Gallery page, right below the main video.

All YouTube video pages are responsive and adjusts to the container so you do not need to give height or weight.

Comes with two sidebar widgets:

  • Featured YouTube Videos
  • Recent YouTube Videos

Featured YouTube Videos

Displays the YouTube videos you selected as featured in your video page on your sidebar.

Recent YouTube Videos

Displays your recently posted YouTube videos on the sidebar.

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Full YouTube Showcase Features – YouTube Video Gallery Plugin

Shortcode Examples

  • Display 5 YouTube videos per page. If you have more than 5 videos, it will display a page navigation bar:
    [video_grid filter=”misc::posts_per_page::is::5;”]
    [video_gallery filter=”misc::posts_per_page::is::5;”]
  • Display YouTube videos with category “yoyoma”.
    [video_grid filter=”tax::category::is::yoyoma;”]
    [video_gallery filter=”tax::category::is::yoyoma;”]
  • Display YouTube videos with tag “yoyoma”.
    [video_grid filter=”tax::tag::is::yoyoma;”]
    [video_gallery filter=”tax::tag::is::yoyoma;”]

Screenshots

  • Displays a responsive video gallery with thumbnail navigation created automatically during plugin setup
  • Hides thumbnail navigation for devices with screen sizes below 768px.
  • Displays a 4 column responsive video grid gallery created automatically during plugin setup
  • Each video resides on its own page with WordPress comments enabled, optionally you could display Featured and Recent Sidebar Widgets
  • Enter your videos using a simple and intuitive interface from admin video editor
  • YouTube Showcase PRO Edition offers 40-65% faster page loads, many advanced video management,player configuration, and display options. Highly recommended for site owners.
  • Ability to change videos slug
  • eMD CSV Import Export Extension for bulk import/export from/to CSV files

Installation

The simplest way to install is to click on ‘Plugins’ then ‘Add’ and type ‘YouTube Showcase’ in the search field.

Manual Installation Type 1

  • Login to your website and go to the Plugins section of your admin panel.
  • Click the Add New button.
  • Under Install Plugins, click the Upload link.
  • Select the plugin zip file from your computer then click the Install Now button.
  • You should see a message stating that the plugin was installed successfully.
  • Click the Activate Plugin link.

Manual Installation Type 2

  • You should have access to the server where WordPress is installed. If you don’t, see your system administrator.
  • Copy the plugin zip file up to your server and unzip it somewhere on the file system.
  • Copy the “youtube-showcase” folder into the /wp-content/plugins directory of your WordPress installation.
  • Login to your website and go to the Plugins section of your admin panel.
  • Look for “YouTube Showcase” and click Activate.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

The simplest way to install is to click on ‘Plugins’ then ‘Add’ and type ‘YouTube Showcase’ in the search field.

Manual Installation Type 1

  • Login to your website and go to the Plugins section of your admin panel.
  • Click the Add New button.
  • Under Install Plugins, click the Upload link.
  • Select the plugin zip file from your computer then click the Install Now button.
  • You should see a message stating that the plugin was installed successfully.
  • Click the Activate Plugin link.

Manual Installation Type 2

  • You should have access to the server where WordPress is installed. If you don’t, see your system administrator.
  • Copy the plugin zip file up to your server and unzip it somewhere on the file system.
  • Copy the “youtube-showcase” folder into the /wp-content/plugins directory of your WordPress installation.
  • Login to your website and go to the Plugins section of your admin panel.
  • Look for “YouTube Showcase” and click Activate.

Reviews

Very Useful

I was looking for a video gallery in this one does exactly what i was looking for. It took me a while to figure out how to insert the gallery into my own theme page template. But once i found it, it work perfectly.

Not a good plugin

It does not show anything but the post titles in a list that looks terrible. This does not work properly, have tried multiple times.

This plugin did give me the idea to use custom post types though, so I just combined the Custom Sidebars plugin with Recent Posts with Thumbnails and made my own great looking, custom pages to display videos, so thanks for that!

Edit: Actually now I am reporting this terrible plugin. I uninstalled it and it LEFT REDIRECTS in my website. Huge oversight on the developers side. This could break a website. This plugin is horrible.

Solid Plugin. Bit of a learning curve

Really like the layout of this plugin. It also hasn’t crashed the site it is installed on (bonus!). Seems solid, although there seems to be an issue with some thumbnails for a couple of the videos. I think it’s in a setting, or perhaps the source videos themselves. Going to delve into this further, and try to ascertain what the deal is. I don’t think it is the plugin (seen it work great everywhere else), so it is likely a setting.

Overall, solid experience. Have been using it for a while, and will definitely recommend it – great layout for a video page on a website. To get a 5-star review a plugin really needs to take me out to dinner, buy me a satisfying drink… you get the picture.

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Contributors & Developers

“YouTube Gallery by YouTube Showcase – Responsive Video Gallery for WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.8.0

  • FIXED widget sidebar is not responding to screen size changes issue
  • NEW YouTube Showcase introduction video

2.7.6

  • FIXED Video gallery page navigation issue.

2.7.5

  • TWEAK All gallery pages will show 6 columns on desktop, 4 columns on tablets, 3 columns on phones
  • TWEAK Removed ellipsis for long video titles. It displays full titles for Video Grid.

2.7.2

  • TWEAK Removed ellipsis for long video titles. It displays full titles now.
  • TWEAK Made all video thumb images full width to cover all available space.

2.7.0

  • NEW Added custom JavaScript option in plugin settings under Tools tab
  • NEW Added container type field in the plugin settings
  • FIXED wpautop issue with br tags
  • FIXED PHP 7 compatibility
  • TWEAK Updated codemirror libraries for custom CSS and JS options in plugin settings page

2.6.0

  • NEW Added ability to disable EMD Templating system and switch back to theme based system from plugin settings
  • FIX PHP 7 compatibility
  • TWEAK Minor shortcode page navigation fixes and improvements

2.5.1

  • Fixed deleting WordPress category and tags taxonomies when clicked on ‘Remove All Data’ check box under Video Settings > Tools and deleted the plugin from WordPress Plugin page

2.5.0

  • NEW Added new templating sytem which allows changing page templates for video pages from plugin settings
  • NEW Added Custom CSS area where one can put in plugin related CSS code specific to their own site
  • NEW Ability to hide page navigation links from plugin settings

2.4.0

  • NEW Added ability to rename videos slug in the settings
  • NEW Added ability to enable/disable plugin Bootstrap css/js files
  • Fixed search results issue

2.3.0

  • Misc. minor bug fixes and code improvements

2.2.0

  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.5 and misc. bug fixes
  • Added ability to disable/enable thumbs navigation in mobile devices

2.1.0

  • Fixed video audio playing after the second video clicked issue in video gallery view. Thanks for @ebimania and @nata_r10 reporting and helping in resolution

2.0.0

  • Changed the order of the videos Descending to display the new videos first in the gallery
  • Enabled thumb navigation for tablets
  • Changed the video displayed per page to 16 for Grid and Thumbs
  • Adjusted grid column numbers 6(Large), 4(Medium) and 3(Small) devices
  • Enabled page navigation on Video Grid Gallery
  • Added title link to video single page in Video Gallery
  • Added video title to video grid gallery

1.4.1

  • Fixed the video navigation issue when WordPress is installed in subdirectory.
  • Fixed setting translation issue

1.4.0

  • Fixed the issue related to HTML5 video player not playing by default
  • Fixed the issue related to videos not displayed on the gallery (Blank video image was showing) when clicked on video thumbnail

1.3.0

  • Added ability to enable or disable thumbnail navigation for the screens less than 768px
  • Added ability to enable or disable video autoplay
  • Removed unnecessary CSS rules

1.2.0

  • NEW Added Video thumbnail quality option for videos so that you can change the dimensions of thumbnails offered by YouTube. For example, you can use an image 4:3 ratio instead of default 16:9. However, you should stick to this ratio for all videos.
  • Fixed various CSS related issues
  • Removed title from widgets link text and moved it to the link title attribute. When you hover over the image, you will see the title of the video.
  • Released Pro Version

1.1.1

  • Fix update related defect

1.1.0

  • Moved responsive arrow head icons closer to the video
  • Improved compatibility with the other themes and plugins.
  • Updated textdomain and translation filenames

1.0.1

  • Cleaned up the code related to Video Grid
  • Fixed issue with Video Grid Gallery Navigation

1.0.0

  • Initial release