While creating our desired website we need to be armed with various tools which in WordPress CMS are called “plugins”. As for me, these tools are like important instruments in doctor’s (website creators) hands. I treat my own website as a live organism when having the goal to find the one I need. Each WordPress plugin has its unique function, simultaneously it complements all other plugins. As in the human body, everything is interdependent, on the website, plugins depend on each other too.
Today I am going to introduce one of the most indispensable components of our body, that is our blood. I compare this element of the body with a Video Gallery plugin. Why? Because videos have motion, speed, power, like our blood has. It makes our body, as well as our website warm and alive. So, what are the best Video Gallery of 2016, we will try to discover together.
1. Huge – IT Video Gallery
The first place I give to the Huge-IT WordPress Video Gallery plugin and it is simple to prove why. First of all, it is very easy to use, you just embed the video from YouTube or Vimeo and insert it into your page. It is awesome because simplicity is the best way to attract users of the plugin. In this way, you showcase responsive videos on your page or post. Another advantage of the plugin is the ability to install unlimited amount of videos, that allows me to show everything I want.
As I mentioned it is fully responsive, which is a very significant feature because nowadays we use not only PC for visiting websites but also mobile phones, tablets and so on. As my website especially refers to the dressmaking, it is essential to write a description of the video or a title. This plugin allows doing this too. The next advantage is having various views, you can choose the view which is more suitable for your website design. I use Thumbnails view because here I can show the list of videos I would like to show in thumbs, like posts on Tumblr or Instagram.
So, if you want to spend less time to the instructions how to use the plugin and give more time for creating your website, then you can choose Huge-IT Video Gallery plugin.
2. Vidrack Video Recorder
This plugin varies in its functionality from the first one, but it is interesting too. The main difference of this plugin is that Vidrack Video Recorder allows the visitors on your website to record and capture videos. You can have a video recorder button anywhere on your website and after clicking on it visitors can record any type of fun videos, video auditions, video reviews, video feedback and so on. The plugin is easy to install and after installation, all visitors of your site can click on the “video record” button and the video recorder will open the webcam or mobile camera and start recording it.
3. YouTube Video Importer
The next place goes to YouTube Video Importer. This plugin can be usefully especially for those website creators who would like to showcase certain channels from YouTube on their website. With this plugin, it is possible to get the video with its description, title, category from the YouTube. The most obvious advantage of this plugin is that it automates the process of video attachment to the video type. Another awesome feature of this plugin is that it allows to hide certain videos from a general public and share them with a certain audience.
This plugin includes different options, such as player size, video position in the post, playback volume, autoplay, show player controls, full screen, controls auto-hide etc, and all they are are making your video view exclusive.
4. Video Central for WordPress
The next one is the Video Central plugin. This plugin allows you importing and presenting videos on your website from various sources such as YouTube, Vimeo or upload and host your own custom videos. As you can see, this plugin gives you an opportunity to install your own videos and this is really fun. The main features are:
- Bulk Video import from Vimeo and Youtube
- Host your own videos
- Video Categories
- Video tags
- Video Descriptions
- Ability to like videos
- Comment on videos etc.
5. Video PopUp
Like all previous plugins, this plugin allows adding videos from Vimeo and YouTube and show them with the pop-up. This video is for those people, who are sure that they want to show their video only within a popup view. So, if you are sure, you can use Video PopUp plugin. So, what concerns the features, they are:
- YouTube and Vimeo support
- Easy to use
- No options
- One Shortcode
- Video Autoplay and without Autoplay
- Fully Responsive Style
- Retina Ready
- Easy CSS Customize
6. Playwire Video Player
The next plugin is Playwire Video Player plugin. The main difference of this plugin from others is that it includes an easy way for you to integrate with your Playwire account to manage your video inventory and posting without leaving your WordPress admin panel. The main features of the plugin are the following:
- Display stunning HD video on all devices through Playwire’s state of the art HTML5 Bolt player
- Earn revenue through Playwire’s advertising network
- Controlling commercial breaks
- Social share features and others
As I have mentioned at the beginning of my post, videos are the blood of our website, so how warm and vivid it will be, depends on your own choice. So, I have made my choice and what about you? If this post was interesting and useful for you, you are welcome to share it with your friends.
My name is Anna. I adore creating and sewing dresses. For creating a commercial website (shop) for selling my dresses I use WordPress with its wonderful plugins. I am not a website developer or specialist in creating websites, but all those plugins which I use are very simple and they help me in reaching my aims and even dreams. So, if you have some suggestions or advice, feel free to contact me on LinkedIn:
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