puts annoying link outside (bottom) of every video you embed (8 posts)

  1. manhattan research inc
    Posted 3 years ago #

    How can I remove the text ("Embed Youtube by Dennis") link that it adds to the bottom of every video? It doesn't achieve anything but take space.


  2. dennisslo
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, I insert the ("Embed Youtube by Dennis") for any help and instructions that you may need, if you want to remove it just simply go to:

    1. wp-admin/plugins.php
    2. go to Youtube and press edit
    3. Erase this:

    $author = $options['author'] ? '<small>Embed Youtube by Dennis</small>' : '';

    ( its all the line 20 if you open the file with Notepad++ )
    4. Press Update File.

    You are good to go.
    If is anything else that i can help please let me know.

  3. mkilian
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh, well, I'm sure the hidden link your plugin adds to the footer of *every* post and page is also only to help people.

    Or is it just a lame attempt to trick people into doing some SEO for you?

    I also wonder why the Plugin name in the meta data is "Youtube" and not something like "Embed Youtube". So people who have installed the former "Youtube" plugin (which had been removed from the plugins repository) automatically now get "upgrades" to your plugin.

  4. fagentaly
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There is not trick here guys, i have checked the code and is not hidden link in this plugin.

  5. manhattan research inc
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I actually claim that it's the opposite of a "hidden link", it is shown--at the bottom of everything. It doesn't do anything for visitors. You can put all the help and instructions needed in the installation tab that WordPress provides for each plugin.

    Having to edit a file to remove something that's not doing anything for the user is a bit unusual. Instead, why not make it not shown by default and then allow an option that if someone wants to show it, then it can be shown.

  6. mkilian
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Looks like the plugin maintainer already changed it.

    See http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/changeset/608549/embed-youtube

    He also rolled a new .zip file for download, but unfortunately didn't bump the version.

    FWIW, the previous code did add some HTML text likek this to every footer:

    <style type="text/css">.credits_off {display:none;}</style><center><small class="credits_off">pseudo random text</small></center>

    That's why I called it "hidden" (because of the display:none).

  7. manhattan research inc
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks. I started looking at a couple other plugins. But good that s/he is making edits on this. Maybe I'll come back.

  8. mkilian
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'd suggest to not come back.

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