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The best plugins for WordPress video

febrero 2, 2020

 

At this point you will not find «the wheel» and explain why videos they are as necessary for your web project, whatever it is.

Right now I can not think of any web that does not come right some video (original) to introduce it in some way (in static pages or through blog articles), with the aim of getting more visits, explain something in a more dynamic manner and generally to provide more value to your content .

The most important ( for you ) to insert one (or more) videos on your site made with WordPress, is not the video itself itself (also), if not the measurements and analyzes behind, to know your views and optimize your marketing strategy (or that translates into more sales).

Until the arrival of Gutenberg with version 5.0 of WordPress, insert a video on a page or post WordPress was a fairly simple task (for some) but a headache for others.

Throughout this article I will explain why inclusion of multimedia content on your website you need, where to do it and how.

In addition, having a myriad of options (plugins) to extend the possibilities related to this type of content, I have made a selection of plugins video for WordPress (or plugins premium free version) for that already, you can start «tinkering» with the correct plugins.

Table of Contents

  • When and why use video in WordPress? Looking plugins video for WordPress perfect
  • looking for plugins video for WordPress perfect
  • platforms online vs Videos Autohospedados
  • Add videos loose and selection of plugins WP Video Lightbox YouTube Gallery Spider Video Player Vimeography
  • WP Video Lightbox
  • YouTube Gallery
  • Spider video Player
  • Vimeography
  • Conclusions
  • Looking plugins video for WordPress perfect
  • WP video lightbox
  • YouTube Gallery
  • Spider video Player
  • Vimeography

When and why use video in WordPress?

Whether for contact or better attract your web visitors today, and with all tools that are so simple to record and edit videos, it is essential to have this resource multimedia for your web.

more to say why use video on your WordPress website, you’ll put common cases, they need video or yes.

So if you’re starting your web project right now, or if you are mulling some winning idea to throw to make you web itself, look to see if you feel IDENTIFY @ with any of these examples :

  • your website is based on WordPress virtual courses you sell through a membership fee.
  • have a blog on a specific topic and videos to enrich the concepts do you explain to your specific audience.
  • have a portfolio of multimedia works (because you dedicated to it) and want to have a way to have your own «Youtube» but without resorting to the platform.
  • have a Youtube channel, with many visits and want to integrate it into your web entirely.
  • have or are creating an online store WordPress (eg clothing) and each product would add a video of the model wearing the garment in particular.
  • have a website selling and renting property and want to add virtual visits to each house, to make it more attractive.

There are many more cases, but certainly some of those who have made you a full touch, even a little variation example.

Looking for video plugins for WordPress perfect

Like I said in the introduction of this article, the range of video plugins for WordPress is very broad.

There are many who are already obsolete and others that generate conflicts with other plugins.

What you have to consider when finding a plugin decent is (although below I put my favorites):

  • If the vast majority of videos you use are hosted on your own server, the plugin you should to allow a good interface to add playback (beyond which comes by default in WordPress, if you’re not convinced).
  • If the vast majority of videos you use are hosted on your own server, the plugin you should add a good interface to allow playback (beyond which comes by default in WordPress, if you’re not convinced).
  • If the vast majority of videos you use are hosted on your own server, the plugin you should add a good interface to allow playback (beyond which comes by default in WordPress, if you’re not convinced).
  • A plugin also add functions «gallery» videos to add more pizzazz to your website if you have a lot to show multimedia content to your visitors.
  • A plugin also add functions «gallery» videos to add more pizzazz to your website if you have a lot to show multimedia content to your visitors.
  • A plugin also add functions «gallery» videos to add more pizzazz to your website if you have a lot to show multimedia content to your visitors.
  • If you need, ability to generate sales, integrating with other platforms like WooCommerce plugins membership, to collect for being displayed, or download.
  • If you need, ability to generate sales, integrating with other platforms like WooCommerce plugins membership, to collect for being displayed, or download.
  • If you need, ability to generate sales, integrating with other platforms like WooCommerce plugins membership, to collect for being displayed, or download.
  • May you have SEO capabilities, to include information beyond the video where required, and that makes escales positions Google as the foam.
  • You have SEO capabilities, to include information beyond the video where required, and that makes escales positions Google as the foam.
  • May you have SEO capabilities, to include information beyond the video where required, and that makes escales positions Google as the foam.
  • There is a function called lightbox (open videos in a floating window) and a good video plugin you have to offer this possibility.
  • There is a function called lightbox (open videos in a floating window) and a good video plugin you have to offer this possibility.
  • There is a function called lightbox (open videos in a floating window) and a good video plugin you have to offer this possibility.
  • capacity to share content on social networks (if you want, if you use public videos on your site).
  • Ability to share content on social networks (if you want, if you use public videos on your site).
  • capacity to share content on social networks (if you want, if you use public videos on your site).
  • show you a simple way the views it has had and from where (geographically speaking).
  • show you a simple way the views it has had and from where (geographically speaking).
  • the plugin have positive feedback, which is updated regularly and is compatible with the latest version of WordPress.
  • the plugin have positive feedback, which is updated regularly and is compatible with the latest version of WordPress.
  • show you a simple way the views it has had and from where (geographically speaking).
  • the plugin have positive feedback, which is updated regularly and is compatible with the latest version of WordPress.

Do not forget that in this article we focus on plugins video for WordPress, so the issue of the « support » is going to be tricky to find, since it is usually essential feature of plugins premium (fee).

online platforms vs Videos Autohospedados

First, sorry for the word as » ugly «: autohospedados . I prefer to speak English (self-hosted), but I had to write the title in Spanish.

When a video display, and depending on the strategy you have a level of «multimedia display» on your website, you will have to choose between one of two, or make a mix thereof.

Although you already advance that only in very specific cases videos tend to be self-hosted.

If you use videos on your website are «paid» or simply private, obviously not going to tend to use a social network of videos (YouTube type) to house them there and show them on your website using an embedded.

however, and to this point, note that some platforms type «Vimeo» do offer a number of privacy tools in their paid subscriptions, so for example, your videos only be displayed on certain domain (your website).

This solution is very good, because «not spend» bandwidth on your server, and also no space in it.

And as you can guess, the part «bad» of having your self-hosted on your server shift, videos will be going to consume a lot of space and will make the web load slightly slower (hence you should resort to a quality hosting).

As part good could say that, using the right plugin, you can offer the end-user experience, which will be under your full control and will not depend on third-party platforms to display your multimedia content.

Nevertheless, this case applies to vast majority of websites , my advice is that if «you have nothing to hide or sell», it is best that you upload your videos to YouTube and display them on your web by an embedded.

Besides your videos and be on YouTube exposed to million people and possible visualizations, will not consume any space on your server (which comes in handy for small projects), and they’ll offer all the advantages analytics YouTube video views (in the case of YouTube, you choose the platform you want!).

Yes it is true, and this is the downside of using third-party platforms, unless you’re a piratilla and know how to modify the code YouTube’s embed videos on your website, you will have «everything» you have YouTube on your website, and this may confuse or create some rejection of your visits:

  • ads (which offer rejection).
  • related videos that have nothing to do with your content (that cause procrastination and loss of interest in your content).

is true that there are some premium plugins to remove it, but do not fall under this article.

Add loose videos and selection of plugins

By now you sound Gutenberg (the editor visual content WordPress), which allows you, by blocks , start building the content of your website, a much the same way as they do plugins like Beaver Builder, Divi or Elementor.

If you are using one of the above Page Builders , adding a video or more to your website is very simple.

If you are using Gutenberg, there is a specific video block to display videos on content in a very simple way.

not have any problems, it is very intuitive and works well.

Of course, if you want to add extra functionality, or you just block Gutenberg, here left a selection of plugins that are actually useful:

WP Video Lightbox

plugin is a lot like how the videos are inserted with Gutenberg and operating through shortcodes.

is very focused on platforms YouTube and Vimeo (does not support self-hosted videos).

The good thing about using this plugin is that you can optimize SEO each video and add some extra features such as speed, opacity, full screen, autoplay, etc.

To be free is quite comprehensive and worth tinkering around with it in your test environment.

Yes, both the plugin and documentation are in English, but it is very understandable to anything that you try a little :).

YouTube Gallery

Clearly this plugin focuses on the YouTube platform and offers possibilities something simple but powerful.

Supports various SEO plugins and you can do many things that are going to come in handy if you have your own YouTube channel and want to implement it on your WordPress website.

As the plugin above, this also works by shortcodes when integrating videos into pages or articles.

is fully adapted to all types of screens and interface offers several possibilities when showing your YouTube videos.

Spider Video Player

A plugin pretty «cool» to display a video gallery on your website, which can be fed through different platforms c on videos hosted on your own server .

can create playlists so that visitors can choose what you want to see and lets you change the video quality (for slower connections), activate the full screen and many more features.

has a PRO version, but can free you whether you do not pursue anything very complicated.

Vimeography

This plugin focuses on Vimeo platform (sure some important clue has given you his title).

The creators of this plugin offer it as a key tool for those platforms subscription video sales, which staying at Vimeo videos. This plugin will comes in handy if you sell online courses , for example.

how to insert videos into your posts or pages is very simple and you can adjust the playback interface to your liking.

As star element includes the «frisk» videos, so that the page loads faster and automation tools that will delight those who likes these issues.

also has a premium version, so you can have a look to see if you find it useful.

Personally, is one of the plugins I like if your videos are «not free» and would add value to your WordPress articles.

Conclusions

see, I have detailed arguments to start (or better) use video on your website.

Whether you have videos hosted on your server , as if your marketing strategy is based on the use of platforms like YouTube or Vimeo , you’ve described a selection of plugins video for WordPress that you have not you will disappoint.

What I want is not forget that if a picture is worth a thousand words, a good video is worth a thousand pictures!

hope you enjoyed reading this article as much as I write and see you at the next one!

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