Plugin Reviews

Kaltura All-in-One Video Plugin for WordPress

Easily add full video capabilities to your blog.

8 reviews
Average Rating
1.5 out of 5 stars
Doesn't really work
By , for WP 4.3

Sure, you can go through the tedious process of registering with Kaltura, but it won't do you any good. This plug-in is just plain broken - and no one at Kaltura will answer anything here - or on their own support pages, for that matter. If you PAY Kaltura for their services, MAYBE they'd be interested in helping you. Open source? That's just a joke.

Want to have a Kaltura-hosted video play in WordPress? Well, this plug in works a bit - you can actually get a Kaltura video to play in your WP site, but it won't play nicely with any other video content you might want to post that's hosted anywhere else. You can't style the presentation much, and the thumbnail feature is broken.

Also, the Kaltura plug's iteration of their proprietary video player inserts a half-dozen spammy Kaltura links to their own video products. Oh yeah, and the plug-in's controls that allegedly disable comments don't work, either. You could probably fix all of this by going into the plug's code, but I don't think that's much of a practical solution.

Check out this plug's Support section - not much there, and nothing recent, either. Stay away, unless you want to waste a lot of your time.

Very bad
By ,

Partner ID registration with too much personal informations.

Plugin not realy usable.

Waste of time!
By , for WP 3.5.1

Don't bother with this plugin, outdated with to many issues.

I read other neg comments but still gave it a try (thought I could code the bugs out of it) but instead I just wasted 1 hour of my life.

This plugin is abandoned... and you should abandonee this page!

Not working
By , for WP 3.5

Not working, make a "Fatal error" on the plugin activation.

By , for WP 3.5

The last update to this plugin was June 11 2012. Before that, it was Dec 29th 2011. It should be considered abandonware due to the lack of updates.

The lack of updates has resulted in an unstable plugin. The plugin uses deprecated functions such as get_settings (deprecated since version 2.1!). And contains other oddities that go against best practices such as require_once('../../../wp-load.php');

Kaltura is a large company and calls its product an "Open Source Online Video Platform". It is really unfortunately that they seem uninterested in maintaining this plugin.

Breaks multisite - do not use
By , for WP 3.5

[Please stop posting in uppercase. It's the electronic equivalent of shouting and is considered quite rude. Post title de-capped.]

I'm not sure how the developers (Kaltura) expect to charge for a service that is broken and was reported as broken six months ago.

The plugin touts repeatedly that it works with WordPress Multisite - it does not. It breaks the Network admin - complete blank of every part of the Network administration section. The only way to get back into it is to disable the plugin or FTP in and delete it.

works only for admin?!!!
By , for WP 3.5

I have installed this plugin on my 3.3.2 version WordPress site. I can use it as admin and be able to see the icon on above the tool bar. But when I login as contributor I don't see the icon.

Why is that?

By , for WP 3.5


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