WP Theater

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Shortcodes for YouTube and Vimeo. Includes embeds, "Theater" embed, thumbed previews, playlist, channel, user uploads and groups.

Author:Kenton Farst (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:3.6
WordPress version tested:4.2
Plugin version:1.2.3
Added to WordPress repository:13-09-2013
Last updated:26-04-2015
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Plugin URI:http://redshiftstudio.com/wp-theater/
Total downloads:12 610
Active installs:500+
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WP Theater provides shortcodes for integrating YouTube and Vimeo video embeds and feeds into your posts or widgets. Some options include traditional embedding, single video previews, a wrapped "Theater" embed, and video listings from playlists, channels, albums and groups. WP Theater was built with developers in mind, those who need flexibility. With that said, great effort was put into making sure this plugin stayed simple.


  1. Current version tested on WordPress version 3.9 and later.
  2. PHP 5.3 or later with cURL


For parameters and their usage please visit:


Boring Embed - The classic

[youtube  ]VideoID[/youtube]
[vimeo  ]VideoID[/vimeo]

Preview - Thumbnail and title of a single video

[youtube preview ]VideoID[/youtube]
[vimeo preview ]VideoID[/vimeo]

Theater - Traditional embed that's wrapped for styling, has optional Lower Lights and Full Window buttons, and is responsive.

[youtube theater ]VideoID[/youtube]
[vimeo theater ]VideoID[/vimeo]

The following contain a "theater" by default

User - Listing of a user's videos

[youtube user ]UserName[/youtube]
[vimeo user ]UserID[/vimeo]
// for YouTube's v3 API see FAQ about user uploads vs playlists.

Channel - Listing of videos from a specific channel

[vimeo channel ]ChannelID[/vimeo]

Playlist - Listing of videos from a user's playlist

[youtube playlist ]PlaylistID[/youtube]

Album - Listing of videos from a specific album

[vimeo album ]AlbumID[/vimeo]

Group - Listing of videos from a specific group

[vimeo group ]GroupID[/vimeo]