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YouTube.com plugin (need feedback)

  • You can check it out here:


    Please let me know what sort of features you would like to see.

    There is an admin options screen where:
    1. you can specify the class attribute for the containing divs and the thumbnails
    2. you can specify the size of the thumbnails and the video (this may distort the thumbnail as youtube.com sends them out at a predetermined size)

    1. you can put the gallery in a page or post
    2. you can get a random video thumbnail to place on the sidebar
    3. you can specify if the thumbnails will be in li or div or something else or nothing.
    4. you can specify if the thumbnails will launch the video in a new window
    5. the communication with youtube is cached, so not every request to your gallery will cause a hit to the youtube.com site

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  • Dude, you are my hero! you’re a genius! Wait, where’s the download??!?!?!?!

    I’ll wait for some feedback first, then make any changes/improvements and finally release it.


    I like what you have so far. If you launch the video into a new page, do you still have the main video window up top?

    Does it sort chronologically?

    Wow that is really cool. I’ll be watching for it.

    It’s almost ready.
    Thumbnails launching a new browser window only makes sense if the thumbnail is not part of a gallery (i.e. on a sidebar or something).

    I’m adding these new features:
    1. sort by name/date/rating in ascending/descending order
    2. filter by category

    Once those two are done, I’ll freeze the featureset and release the plugin.

    A few thoughts/ideas. With the gallery, if I have 30 or so videos does it sort it into new pages, or does it just show all of them? Also, preferably, I’d like to have just the thumbnails and then clicking on the thumbnail opens up to a new page entirely (not a pop up, but a page by itself), but

    Also, can I call the title of the video? I’d like to be able to ad the title to the thumbnails or on the pages itself.

    I’m in the process of adding “meta-data” to what is being displayed: i.e. rating/views/comment counts/title etc. I just have to work out the div structure.

    I’m have a little trouble with the installation. It’s breaking my layout bigtime. I’ll play with it some more.


    Also, how do I get the sidebar on my frontpage?



    You get the sidebar by modifying your theme to have a sidebar.

    The plugin generates plain old xhtml. I’d suggest you add my sample css entries to your style.css file, as a start.

    Yamm, I have a sidebard in my theme (I’ve just modified kubrick). However, when I add the following code to my theme’s sidebar:


    nothing shows up. I guess I’m not understanding the process completely. Thanks for the help, and great plugin, btw.

    I’ve added the css you suggested. It does style the page, but the theme is still broken. I tried it with about 3 other themes, and the same thing still happens. I’m going to take a look at the code you used. I’m confused by the problem.

    Yeah, those tags only work inside the Loop.

    Outside the loop (i.e. in sidebars), you can call:



    <?php yt_output_random_user_thumb(); ?>

    I’ll document what calls to make to get the desired effects.

    Thanks man! Is there any way to call the header, footer, and sidebar on the following page:



    I tried putting the php calls to the header, footer, and sidebar but it didn’t quite work out as planned.

    It’s just a plain php file, so yes, you can do all that.

    You just have to figure out the pathings… I’ll figure it out and change thetube.php.

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