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Free Multipurpose Plugins to Handle YouTube Videos on WordPress Sites

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We are not sure if our respected readers are in the romantic mood today, so we apologize for the sugary beginning if it doesn’t coincide with somebody’s spirit. However, the author believes that this short epigraph makes certain sense as our today’s post is closely related to video plugins, helping to make users’ viewing experience better as well as site administrator’s work easier.

"…Light falls away
And it's easy to see, hope in our dreams…"

All of us like to watch movies. The moment light in the movie theater gradually goes out all spectators stand still in the anticipation of the coming show. Maybe some of you will be surprised, but almost the same “turn off the lights” effect can be reached with videos users view on their computer screens. Below this text, you will find special plugin and extension that will help you reach the desired effect. The principle of their work is very simple: they let users obscure everything on their screen except the Flash or HTML5 video they're watching, minimizing distractions and making the viewing more pleasant for your site visitors or internet users. A lamp icon may appear in the browser menu bar when a video is detected, and users click on the gray lamp icon to make the screen surrounding the video fade. When they want to restore the rest of the screen, they just click outside the video. Users can even adjust the opacity of the screen blocking and select a color other than black if desired. The extension can also be set to dim the screen automatically.

Using video content is a trend of current 2014. Why not? Videos are fun and help to explain website owner’s ideas better. So, almost each and every site administrator faces the necessity to handle videos from various online resources. We tried to find useful plugins, able to automate or at least considerably simplify different processes connected to video displaying, embedding, posting, playing, searching, etc. All of the collected plugins are available for free, which can be the last argument if you hesitate whether to try them or not. If you are ready to get a closer look at each of the plugins, welcome to our brief insight.

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Allofthelights.js

In simple words, this jQuery plugin turns off the light when you start to watch the video. When there are no distractive elements visible on the page, you can better focus on processing the information.

Allofthelights js

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Turn Off the Lights

This smart extension will darken the entire page, so you can watch the video as if you were in the cinema.

Turn Off the Lights

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WordPress Automatic Youtube Video Posts

This plugin automatically imports YouTube videos from any YouTube account, creates posts for them and publishes them or creates a post draft according to your settings.

WordPress Automatic Youtube Video Posts

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Related YouTube Videos

This WordPress plugin embeds a number of YouTube videos that are related to your content.

Related YouTube Videos

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Automatic Youtube Video Posts Plugin

This is a useful Automatic Youtube Video Posts Plugin that automatically imports YouTube videos from any YouTube channel and/or playlist, creates posts for them and publishes them or creates a post draft according to your settings.

Automatic Youtube Video Posts Plugin

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AutoTubePress: Youtube Autoposting WordPress Plugin

In a few seconds, AutoTubePress builds high-quality, traffic-getting, WordPress video blogs that grow on autopilot.

AutoTubePress Youtube Autoposting WordPress Plugin1

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YouTube Plus

This great plugin allows you to upload content to your YouTube account and easily embed content without having to leave your WordPress dashboard.

YouTube Plus

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Zedity

Zedity is the best editor to create your content easily, quickly and with unprecedented possibilities. It’s available in multiple languages.

Zedity

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Kaltura All-in-One Video Plugin for WordPress

Please don’t take this plugin as another video embed tool. Because it includes all functionality you might need for video and rich-media, including the ability to upload/ record/import videos and publish them directly to your post, enable video comments, centrally manage and track your video content. Of course, it’s just the tip of an iceberg.

Kaltura All in One Video Plugin for WordPress

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Advanced Responsive Video Embedder

This may become your one and only plugin to handle video embeds on your WordPress site(s). It is simple, lightweight and lets you embed videos from many providers with full responsive sizes via URL or Shortcodes. Besides, it helps your sites load faster with Lazyload mode, show videos as thumbnails and open them in Colorbox.

Advanced Responsive Video Embedder

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YouTube Embed Plugin

The plugin provides basic features of the YouTube embedded player and enables you to post videos immediately after installing it. All you have to do is simply paste an unformatted YouTube link on its own line (shortcodes are also supported). Then, your YouTube embed shows up when you preview or publish the post. The settings page has plenty of default options that you can automatically apply to all your embedded YouTube videos.

YouTube Embed Plugin

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YouTube Advanced by Embed Plus

Here is a plugin that enhances the YouTube videos you embed in your WordPress site. It's feature-rich and smart upgrade to the standard YouTube embed. Just paste a YouTube link and you'll not only get the features of YouTube's standard embed, but also extra playback options, relevant user-generated content, video reactions beyond YouTube.com comments (e.g., Google+, Reddit, and Twitter). With this wizard, you can also customize your YouTube embeds with third-party annotations, chapters, and more.

YouTube Advanced by Embed Plus

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WordPress Video Player

Spider Video Player is one of the best WordPress video players available in WordPress plugin directory. It allows you to easily add videos to your website with the possibility of organizing them into playlists and choosing a preferred layout for the player.

WordPress Video Player

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Youtube Shortcode

A really simple and very lightweight plugin for embedding customized Youtube videos & playlists anywhere in your blog or website using WordPress shortcodes.

Youtube Shortcode

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YouTube SimpleGallery

YouTube SimpleGallery is a plugin for creating video galleries with thumbnails. Now it is merged with the Vimeo SimpleGallery. This plugin supports both YouTube and Vimeo. You can even combine videos from both services in the same gallery. The plugin will automatically fetch both thumbnails and titles from YouTube/Vimeo.

YouTube SimpleGallery

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WordPress Related Video Search

The plugin allows showing videos related to title or tags of your post.

WordPress Related Video Search

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FV WordPress Flowplayer

FV WordPress Flowplayer WordPress plugin is easy-to-use, complete solution for embedding FLV or MP4 videos into your posts or pages. With MP4 videos, FV WordPress Flowplayer offers 98% coverage even on mobile devices.

FV WordPress Flowplayer

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All Video Gallery Plugin for WordPress

Using All Video Gallery, you are able to build websites like Youtube, Vimeo and Dailymotion in less than an hour. This Extension contains several features like adding Videos to your Post, building Video Galleries and showing Featured, Popular, Latest & Random videos. Moreover, it has HTML5 fallback for Mobile devices. So, your videos can also be viewed on mobile devices with some limitations.

All Video Gallery Plugin for WordPress

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Iframe

Iframe shortcode is the replacement of the iframe html tag. It accepts the same params. You may use iframe shortcode to embed content from YouTube, Vimeo, Google Maps or from any external page.

Iframe

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Responsive Video Embeds

This plugin automatically resizes your WordPress auto-embeds, including video and other iframes, in a responsive manner.

Responsive Video Embeds

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Speak Up!

Guys, please let us know which of free plugins gathered in our post seemed awesome to you. If you already use or going to use some of them, drop us a line in the feedback section. We will highly appreciate your efforts. Maybe you know other serviceable plugins related to the topic that are absent in our list. Feel free to share this information with the community.


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