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Blue Wrench Video Widget


Blue Wrench Video Widget enables the user to embed videos from various video sharing networks such as Vimeo, YouTube, Metacafe etc into your widget box. You don’t need to search for confusing <embed> HTML for videos. Simply copy the video’s URL from your web browser’s address bar and paste it in ‘Add new video’ page and add ‘Blue Wrench Video Widget’ from WP-Admin >> Appearance >> Widgets to desired area.

Supported Video Networks

  • Vimeo
  • YouTube
  • BlipTV
  • Dailymotion
  • Veoh
  • Metacafe
  • MeFeedia
  • Break
  • Yahoo!
  • LiveLeak
  • Revision3
  • VideoJug
  • CollegeHumor
  • FunnyOrDie
  • Ted
  • Ustream


  • The Add video screen.
  • List of added videos. Click on video url to see preview of your video. Use arrows to re-arrange the display order. You can hide any video in the widget area.
  • Insert Blue Wrench Video Widget to any available Widget area, for example, in Main sidebar. You can set video iframe width and height. Display or hide video captions in widget area.
  • Blue Wrench Video Widget added to sidebar.


Install Plugin Using Search

  1. Search for Blue Wrench Videos Widget in Add New Plugins
  2. Click ‘Install Now’ in search results row
  3. Click ‘OK’ to accept plugin installation
  4. Once installed, click Activate Plugin link

or, install Plugin in .ZIP Format

  1. Visit Plugins > Add New > Upload in WordPress admin
  2. Upload file
  3. Once uploaded, click Activate Plugin link


Is there a way to use this without the widget?

I am adding shortcode support to the upcoming releases. It should be ready very soon.

I need to add a video from non-supported video networks? How can I do that?

Please shoot me an email and let me know the video network name you wish to use within this plugin.


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Contributors & Developers

“Blue Wrench Video Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Interface changes
  • Major bugs fixed


  • Added Support for Ted Videos
  • Added Support for Ustream Videos


  • Added strong validations to prevent Cross-site request forgery (CSRF)
  • Added Support for CollegeHumor Videos
  • Added Support for FunnyOrDie Videos


  • Added Support for VideoJug Videos
  • Minor fixes


  • URL Maximum length increased to 255 characters
  • Added Support for Yahoo! Videos
  • Added Support for Videos
  • Added Support for Revision3 Videos


  • Added Widget Layout settings (Grid View/List View)


  • Fixed Vimeo video embed code issues
  • Added Screenshots


  • Added Support for videos


  • Initial Release