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 :
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.
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.
+ 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.
I like this so much, I added it to my list of "Top 5 WordPress plugins for coders"
Author seems to have been MIA the last 10 months. Can't get thumbnails to show up at all... ??
The "Add Title" feature breaks the script. Other than that it works nicely.
This is a nifty plugin. Makes my layout look so much cleaner with a gallery of videos rather than embedded full size videos. Thanks!
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.
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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