Embed Plus is a plugin for WordPress which allows you greater control over your Youtube videos that are embedded on your site. It provides the following features without altering the original video :

  • Custom Chapters for Scene Skipping
  • Web Viewer Reactions
  • Timed Annotations
  • Instant Replay
  • Scene/Video Looping
  • Video Cropping
  • Slow Motion On-Demand
  • Movable Zoom

In this review I will be taking a look at how to install and configure the plugin.

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Install The Plugin

Download the plugin, then in your WordPress admin, visit “Plugins” > “Add New” > “Upload” and upload the file.

Activate the plugin and you will see a new menu item under “Settings” called ” Embed Plus”.

Plugin Settings

Visit the settings page and you will see 3 options to enable or disable : Automatically enhance all your YouTube embeds, Allow visitors to see Real-time Reactions and Enable Sweetspot Marking for the next/previous buttons :

Adding a Video

Videos are added by short code, to begin configuring what options you need, visit the Embed Plus site which has a Wizard to help you:

Once you have entered your video URL you have a page with all the available options, you can set things like the start and stop time, scene markers, annotations and allow real-time reactions :

Once you have entered your setting, hit the “Get Code” button and you will be given a shortcode to embed on your site :

Paste the short code into a post or page and you will see the normal YouTube player with the extra Embed Plus controls underneath it, like so :

Conclusion

I liked this plugin a lot – its pretty easy to use with the shortcode wizard, I did think this might be brought into the plugin itself though to save you having to visit their website to set up a video, I suppose this isnt a huge problem though.

If you use a lot of videos on your site and want greater control over them then this plugin is ideal.

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Author:

Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, a small internet company based in the UK. Kooc Media runs several high-profile websites including WPLift, ThemeFurnace and DesignersTalk.

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5 Comments

  1. This looks like a great alternative to what I’m using at the moment. Never heard of Embed plus, but seems okay for embedding videos. Thanks!

    Steve

    PS: I love your Kooc Media projects! :)

  2. Lee Rickler

    Hi Oli. The first link is wrong – goes to the pricing table in the other article.

    Other than that, looks like a useful plugin
    :)

  3. Mani

    Hi,  I’m also still getting the Download plugin link taking me to something about a pricing table see your text here: 
    Download the plugin, then in your WordPress admin, visit “Plugins” > “Add New” > “Upload” and upload the file.

    I think the link you mean is actually:  http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/embedplus-for-wordpress/

    You are using this link in the text below where you might have intended to link to the embedplus.com domain? 
    Embed Plus is a plugin for WordPress which allows you greater control over your Youtube videos that are embedded on your site. It provides the following features without altering the original video :
    Thanks,
    -M

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