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YouTube SimpleGallery

Create beautiful galleries with videos from YouTube and Vimeo.

12 reviews
Average Rating
3.1 out of 5 stars
Does not work
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Plugin broken.

Broken - YouTube API has been updated
By ,

Google has updated the YouTube API to version 3, and version 2 requests (which this plugin uses) no longer work : https://developers.google.com/youtube/2.0/developers_guide_protocol_deprecated

When the plugin loads your list of videos, it begins an api call like this, which will always fail :
http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/videos/hLu_WqHUygw

This is not a problem with a particular WordPress or plugin version, it's a change that YouTube has made which will stop all versions from working, ever.

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
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+ 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
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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.

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