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Simple Video Embed


This plugin actually support embed of public Youtube video and video playlist adding a simple button in Tinymce that generate or edit shortcode.

Video playlist can be publish with 4 responsive templates:

  • Only video iframe
  • Iframe with all thumbnails videos in columns
  • Iframe with a swipe and draggable carousel thumbnails videos
  • Swipe and draggable carousel slider

For Youtube video, the plugin use Google API version 3.

Upcoming developments will support other video sources like Vimeo.


  • Simply TinyMCE button.
  • Playlist Video Gallery
  • Playlist with thumb in columns
  • Playlist with thumb carousel


  • Upload the unzipped folder simple-video-embed to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the plugin through the β€˜Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  • Update simple-video-embed configuration under Settings -> Simple Video Embed


How to get a Google Public Api Key (V3)?
  1. Visit the Google Developers Console and log in with your Google Account.
  2. Create a project or edit one.
  3. Click β€œAPIs & auth”
  4. Go to β€œCredentials” and create a new Public API access
  5. Go to β€œAPIs” and enable YouTube Data API


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  • Fix bug on video thumbnails view when more than 10.
  • Fix js bug on slider with thumb.


  • Show Google API error.
  • Fix css grid system.
  • Remove Google API Check from admin panel to preserve request quota


  • Better Google API request.


  • Fix php bug.


  • First release.