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YouTube SimpleGallery

Create beautiful galleries with videos from YouTube and Vimeo.

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Does not work
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Plugin broken.

Broken - YouTube API has been updated
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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.

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.


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... ??

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.

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