Youtube SpeedLoad

Description

This plugin improves your website page load speed substantially by replacing embedded YouTube videos, or YouTube links with a clickable preview image. The image is the original thumbnail from YouTube and features the play button, so users can click to play video and at that moment all necessary JavaScript will be loaded. It increases your website page load speed, especially on the sites with multiple YT video embeds

Github repo
https://github.com/Alexufo/youtube-speedload

Just click install and forget!

How contact to Author?

alexufo@mail.ru i am online!

Screenshots

  • before after: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3013858/plugin/analysis.png

Installation

1.Upload the zip-file and unzip it in the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
2. Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ menu in WordPress

All YouTube links video like this will be affected:

http://youtube. com/watch?v=s3Mp7FY9oU0
http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=s3Mp7FY9oU0
http://youtu. be/s3Mp7FY9oU0
http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=jCrT5zEW0IA
http://www.youtube .com/playlist?list=PL6BCB25412319E08A

FAQ

Installation Instructions

1.Upload the zip-file and unzip it in the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
2. Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ menu in WordPress

All YouTube links video like this will be affected:

http://youtube. com/watch?v=s3Mp7FY9oU0
http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=s3Mp7FY9oU0
http://youtu. be/s3Mp7FY9oU0
http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=jCrT5zEW0IA
http://www.youtube .com/playlist?list=PL6BCB25412319E08A

Reviews

Easy to use and very effective, but needs Description!

Author, or as he wrote “Autor”, of this plugin needs to rewrite the Description of this plugin in English.. not just English words. If this plugin had a well-written Description – it would definitely have a lot of Active installations.

The Description is:

“Youtube SpeedLoad allow render in browser youtube players much faster! Youtube SpeedLoad replace standard embed code (< iframe src=”youtube bla-bla-bla…) to thumbs from video with play button.”

This description probably scares everyone from touching it, let alone installing on your website!
But what it means is:

“This plugin improves your website page load speed substantially, by replacing embedded YouTube videos, or YouTube links with a clickable preview image. The image is the original thumbnail extracted from YouTube and features the play button, so users can click to play video. Videos only play when the user clicks on the preview image, so no unnecessary JavaScript is loaded on the page load. It increases your website page load speed, especially on the sites with multiple YT video embeds.”

I researched and compared a lot of different easy-loads for YouTube embeds, and this one is the easiest (once installed, you don’t have to do anything – it’s fully automated), the lightest and reduces the load of your page by .5 to full second! Obviously reduces the weight of YT player and reduces browser requests at the same time. It is as good as it can get..

Just perfect.

Just perfect, it make what it supossed to be. Really light and really reduce a lot the load time of the page.

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Contributors & Developers

“Youtube SpeedLoad” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

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Changelog

0.6.3

Optimize html

0.6.2

jQuery dependency removed

0.6.1

Move js in footer

0.6

Back to approach parse json instead html and remove microdata. Now hidden yt videos must parse good and faster.

0.5.1

major bug fix

0.5

bug fix

0.4.1

Add curl extension requirements and small fixes.

0.4

  • Full rewrite. Now parse m.youtube page (16kb) instead json response from oembed url for microdata.
  • Add schema.org support for video.
  • Add clear oembed cache in settings.
  • Fixed quotes in video title

0.3

  • Design update

0.2

  • Add resposive option
  • Add https support

0.1

  • release