Plugin Reviews

Cool Video Gallery

Cool Video Gallery is a Video Gallery plugin for WordPress with option to upload videos, add Youtube videos and manage them in multiple galleries.


38 reviews
Average Rating
4.2 out of 5 stars
Very good plugin
By , for WP 3.5.1

This is a very good plugin. Especially the idea of taking automatically the video and thumbnail from youtube is great!

I would like to see it working with colorbox and embed youtube code in the future, so as to avoid middle players.

Sounds Great But Not
By , for WP 3.7.1

Looking at the screenshots etc this seemed to be just the ideal video plugin I was looking for.

BUT - when I try to add a YouTube video to a gallery I get an error

"Please enable the PHP setting allow_url_fopen"

Now, while the explanation for this is available in the support forum, I simply object to having to contact my web provider to get them to tweak files I don't have access to in order to make this plugin work.

The whole point of the WordPress environment is that we can quickly build sites and add functionality. This just doesn't happen if I have to queue up to speak or chat with a support person, go through security clearance with them, explain the problem and then coerce them into eventually making that change for me - meanwhile my site development grinds to a halt.

Given that numerous other video plugins are able to make calls to YouTube without this tweak, why can't the developer just code his plugin in the same way?

Video Gallery Plugin Review
By , for WP 3.7.1

Simply the BEST and Easiest EVER!

I've tried virtually every video embedding and editing plugin I can find and I'm so glad I stumbled upon this one.

This is quite simply the best video embedder I've found and it's so easy to use!

I set up a full 11 video course on one of my sites Make Money Online in under 30 minutes. How amazing is that?

Many thank yous to Praveen Rajan for coming up with such an easy to use plugin .... Kudos, Praveen!

The editing of the player is easy and just requires changing the size options, not only that it's so easy to download and import skins for the JW Player, to make your videos stand out from the crowd.

Uploading videos is quick and easy and you can create many different galleries to upload various different suites of videos. Embedding the videos in your WordPress pages and widgets couldn't be any easier. Honestly, my cat could do this if he had opposable thumbs!!


Keep up the good work, Praveen - I'll be watching for more from you, in the future!

    You're my plugin KING

By , for WP 3.5.2

Great apps

Really easy to use
By , for WP 3.6

It's a very useful and easy to use plugin!

not working for a short time but great support.
By , for WP 3.5.2

It was not working for me. maybe I tried it really short time.
I have fount this plugin author's support is really good.
I really think supporting is really great!

Great interface, lacks Apple mobility
By , for WP 3.5.2

Love the way this works within the pages but it lacks the ability to play videos on Apple mobile devices. That is all, otherwise this is a super great plugin. I'd like to see different settings for different gallery players so I can use some for just audio without having to use a full screen to play back sound files.

By , for WP 3.5.2


Works for direct uploads but
By ,

This tool would be awesome if it was up to date with needs of todays users doing internet marketing. We need a way to link to Amazon or a program like Easy Video Suite that also takes care of the sizing of videos when different devices are used. I want to be able to drop the code in and not directly upload my files all over again! If you add this it gets a 5 + rating because it is a simple to use program.

Well Done!
By , for WP 3.5.1

A few kinks in the code, but nothing significant.

Adding my YouTube videos, getting them organized into groups (galleries) with a thumbnail array and descriptions was simple. Just enter the YouTube video ID and the plugin pulls the data to WordPress.

Quick & easy and exactly what I was looking for!

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