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Gives you a shortcode for Youtube-Videos and makes a preview-pic for this Video and realizes to watch the video with fancybox for wordpress oder prettyPhoto or in a extra tab. You choose, what you want.

The URL ist for example:
The shortcode is

[ytcode ytid="XmRLJ4XvpZk"]
[ytcode ytid="XmRLJ4XvpZk" tit="Vemma Strategie Deutsch"]
[ytcode ytid="XmRLJ4XvpZk" tit="Vemma Strategie Deutsch" x="800" y="488"]
[ytcode ytid="XmRLJ4XvpZk" x="800" y="488" ppic="2"]
[ytcode ytid="XmRLJ4XvpZk" ppic="default"]
[ytcode ytid="XmRLJ4XvpZk" fso="v"]
  • Options:
  • float=”left|none|right”
    if float is none, you can choose the alignment:

  • align=”left|center|right”

  • fso=”h|v|n”
    horizontal, vertical, none filmstripes

  • ppic=”default|1|2|3″
    takes the previewpic from youtube. This are the four possible picture-names.

  • vb=”prettyphoto|fancybox|blank”
    if installed it uses prettyphoto or fancybox. Or it opens the video in a new tab (target=”_blank”)

  • pfeil=”FF0000″
    the color of the arrow is now red

Arbitrary section

*Known Issues:
– Publishing an Artikel/Site or update ist can cause an error-message “Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (…)”
maybe this is theme specific or it depends to other plugins!

A brief Markdown Example

Unordered list:

  • Make opacity from the overlay-pic with the arrow on the preview-pic adjustable
  • resizing of the previewpic doesn’t work correct!

Here’s a link to WordPress and one to Markdown’s Syntax Documentation.
Titles are optional, naturally.

Markdown uses email style notation for blockquotes and I’ve been told:

Asterisks for emphasis. Double it up for strong.

<?php code(); // goes in backticks ?>


  • Page one “Settings for Youtube-Link”
  • Settings for Fancybox


  1. Extract to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Install “Fancybox for WordPress” and/or “prettyPhoto”, if you wish to watch the Videos with this Plugins. If not, the Video opens in a new Window/Tab (target=”_blank”
  4. Place one of the 4 shortcodes with your defaults in pages or sites
  5. Choose your default-settings in the admin-section for video-size, preview-pic-size and the title (if you don’t put this into the shortcode)
  6. Enjoy


Are there other languages than german for the admin-menu?

No! You can help me!

What is this for a strange donate-link?

If you want to donate, buy a tray verve energy-drink. this is insanely healty energy for you. you will love it! sure!!! an if you buy it on the site above, i get a few euros for it. πŸ˜‰

What about prettyPhoto and fancybox?

Fancybox testet version 3.0.2
prettyPhoto testet version 1.0


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Contributors & Developers

“ytlink” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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– Preview-Bug in admin-section with prettyPhoto fixed

0.9.1 =
= – l18n Localisation prepared
– de_DE, de_AT, de_CH, en_GB .po-Files prepared


– Choose the color of the arrow with wp-color-picker dynamically

0.8.3 =
= – Infosite update
– bugs in preview fixed


– Filmstripes none: bug fixed

0.8.1 =
= – Codeupdate
– black and white arrow added


  • Now you can choose the color of the arrow, which is overlay on the preview-pic


    • Bug in Preview fixed


    • If float “none”, you can now choose the alignment of the preview-pic left, center or right.
    • shortcode options added for alignment and float


    • Adjustable float left, none, right. Choose in Admin default for all videos, or choose in shortcode option “float”
    • Some Bugs fixed


    • Bugs fixed:
    • Previewpic in some Themes not shown


    • Bugs fixed


    • Bugs fixed – Debug-Code removed


    • prepared the plugin for a third videobox like shadowbox or lightbox.
    • prepared undocumentet shordcode-option for the videobox for each link


    • marging of video-title in preview smaller


    • Video-preview opens in a new Tab/Window in admin-section
    • extra-file for video-preview-generation – Code-cleanup
    • some bugs fixed


    • Colored tab-buttons in admin-section
    • Some bugs fixed


    • Admin-section:
    • Choose vertical or horizontal filmstripes
  • some bugs fixed


    • Admin-section, choose preview-pic-sice small|medium|large
    • including a dynamic preview-pic
    • choose to show flimstripe above and under the preview-pic or not.
    • Reset to defaults
    • Choose from different previewpics (default, 1, 2, 3)


  • First version