Plugin Reviews

Workbox Video from Vimeo & Youtube Plugin

Quick and easy way to add and manage videos on your site or blog. Supports Vimeo, Wistia, YouTube.

9 reviews
Average Rating
3.6 out of 5 stars
Breaks SSL with static HTTP include
By , for WP 4.3.1

In workbox-video-from-vimeo-youtube-plugin/workbox_video.php there is a line of PHP that enqueues jQuery externally from ajax.googleapis.com with a static unsecured (HTTP) URL.
wp_enqueue_script('jquery', '//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.min.js');

I'm not sure that it's the best practice to include external jQuery libraries when WordPress already include the core jQuery files internally. Regardless, this link breaks the SSL certificate on my site because of a "Mixed Content" error. I fixed this by simply removing the "http:" from the link so that it will dynamically switch from HTTP to HTTPS depending on the URL used to render my site. This may not be the most comprehensive solution, and it is still loading this resource externally when an internal reference might be smarter, but this was my quick fix:
wp_enqueue_script('jquery', '//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.min.js');

Please fix this in the next release so that I can download your updates without breaking my site again!


P.S. More stars are awaiting your positive response and resolution ;-)

Not very useful
By , for WP 4.5.2

The sort order don't work and there is a limit to 10 videos in the galleries.

nice, but too expensive
By ,

The basic plugin is just that, basic. All the good features are in the "premium" version (Pro) which is $50/year...kinda steep for a damn plugin...I can get a whole theme for that. Who does this guy think he really is? He writes a plugin and thinks he's a programming genius or something, geesh.

So, becuase there are no customization features (other than color) in the free version, it really doesn't work well on sidebars...only on actual posts or pages. So it didn't fit my need. Oh well...there are other Vimeo plugins, it's not the only one.

Works well and great support.
By , for WP 3.9.1

I had been looking for a plugin like this for a bit and support helped me integrate it perfectly into my template. I had to use a php function and their solution was fairly simple:

<?php echo do_shortcode('[workbox_video_YV_list gallery_name="Insert Gallery Name Here"]'); ?>

It works well for Youtube and Vimeo. Job well done, guys.

Note: I had a "JQuery Smooth Scroll" plugin that screwed up the #anchor links that call the video. Most if not all video plugins use anchor links to open videos in a lightbox.

Edit: Vimeo links seem to have issues on tablets and mobile devices. Apparently it creates a scroll bar and the video is larger than the screen. I would rather have (on screens below 800) the thumbnail launch a direct link to Vimeo/Youtube so it opens in a new window or (as it would do most of the time) open the app.

Vimeo Videos Not Add
By ,

i am using this plugin on my client site. its working fine to add videos from youtube, but not well to add vimeo's video...
kindly check it... otherwise its cool plugin i really enjoying it. :)

Best Regard:
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Simplicity that works out of the box
By , for WP 3.6

I have been searching high and low for something like this. I wanted to categorize my videos. This is a perfect solution for me. I spent a few bucks on a "commercial" script that would require me to redo a lot of css as well as change the scripts from the plug-in. All that and it still wouldn't display the videos the way I wanted.
This is an excellent plug-in that while simple, allows a ton of flexibility. You just create galleries, add the videos and attach the galleries to a page. That simple.
I highly recommend this plugin for anyone wanting to create well categorized galleries.

Best Solution for Me
By , for WP 3.5.2

The Best! It very much helped me. Similar I didn't see anything

When it works, it works well, but...
By ,

My original review (2012):
This was the only plugin we could find that did what we needed to do -- make a Video Gallery of many different YouTube videos not on a singular Channel. The display is simple and to the point, and best of all, easy to setup.

Updated review (2013):
I used to really like this plugin, but after using it work over a year, it makes me nervous. 3 times now it's changed its shortcode or gallery features, making the video gallery suddenly not work on my client's website (ie. meaning I have to then find out and "fix" whatever the problem was). Not so much fun. I don't know if this is just sloppy or inexperienced development or what, but it's really starting to grate my cheese!

Best External Video Plugin Out There
By , for WP 3.4.2

I have no idea why this plugin is rated so lowly. It's super simple to use, very clean, fast loading and with the youtube video step by step instructions you're up and running in minutes.

This plugin saved me 2-3 hours of coding. Thanks!

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