Support » Plugin: Youtube Sidebar Widget » Remove black bars top & bottom

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  • Plugin Author Douglas Karr


    Can you post a picture of what you’re seeing?

    You see it on the website

    Plugin Author Douglas Karr


    Unfortunately, that’s the screenshot that YouTube provides:

    In the future, we may have some additional styling options. You could see if you could “crop” it using CSS – I’m not sure.

    Ah, I do not work in YouTube very often, the client does the videos part..

    Thanks for looking at it.. I’ll see if css provides a solution.



    This is very hard to fix via CSS.

    This can very easily be fixed by modifying the plugins img URL.

    Youtube supports multiple types of image for each video, if the dev could add support for hot swapping what image is used that would be great.

    So to fix this…
    find all references to “$img”

    CHANGE: 0.jpg
    TO: mqdefault.jpg (this image has no border :])

    Here is a list of all the images youtube uses.



    Here is an example of it working,


    Thank you so much for this fix. I got it to work, but how do you get your videos to fully flush with your sidebar and appear big? Mine is like 180 pixels wide, and yours appears big and clickable.

    It may be that the video is in UL bulletpoints, and that could be affecting it. Not sure how to remove those

    With out something to look at I can’t really tell why.

    We’ve set ours to a width of 310px. Aspect ratio does the rest.

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