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YouTube SimpleGallery

Create beautiful galleries with videos from YouTube and Vimeo.

10 reviews
Average Rating
3.5 out of 5 stars
Broken - Hasn't been updated in two years
By , for WP 4.3

This plugin was working successfully until recently until I checked one of the pages with an embedded video and the page was blank. Unfortunately, during the time that the page was blank (about 10 pages on my site), I lost all search engine positions since the content was not showing on the rest of the page. It must've happened during one of the more recent WP updates, but I cannot identify which version broke it.

DO NOT USE.

Flexible but clumsy
By ,

+ Works excellent. Lots of options. You can anchor any thumbnail to your videos and choose any width. Works with both YouTube and Vimeo. You can use both html and shortcodes. Ability to customize with css code in settings menu.

- A bit "clumsy" and takes a while to understand. No good "wizard" to input the videos. You need to copy code from another video and copy the new thumbnail adresses and video url's to it.

One of my favorite plugins.
By , for WP 3.9.1

I like this so much, I added it to my list of "Top 5 WordPress plugins for coders"

no worky abandonware
By ,

Author seems to have been MIA the last 10 months. Can't get thumbnails to show up at all... ??

Works Mostly
By , for WP 3.8

The "Add Title" feature breaks the script. Other than that it works nicely.

Works great
By , for WP 3.6.1

This is a nifty plugin. Makes my layout look so much cleaner with a gallery of videos rather than embedded full size videos. Thanks!

Broken
By , for WP 3.6

1. Works in a weird, half-broken fashion on mobile devices. So is clearly not compatible with mobile devices, at least the newest ones.

2. Eventually stopped working even on desktop devices.

CONCLUSION: Stay away from it.

Works Great
By , for WP 3.6

I'm very grateful the author updated it. The important feature, for me, was that it creates it's own thumbnail grid.

Excellent Plugin for YouTube/Vimeo!
By , for WP 3.5.2

This plugin is easy to use and gives you control over all the important options. It automatically grabs all your videos from YouTube or Vimeo, which means there's no need to update anything on your site after you upload a new video. I like how it creates a gallery of large, attractive thumbnails. The plugin works with several different lightbox viewers.

Why it doesn't open in the site instead of going to youtube site?
By , for WP 3.5

I would have liked to see the videos open in my site rather than going to Youtube site. It would have been nice if it would work like an image gallery that once you click on a thumbnail it shows that video.

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