WP Simple Tube plugin

WP Simple Tube is a WordPress plugin that takes video dumps and displays them in video tube style.

Download

You can download the latest version of the plugin here: wp-simpletube-1.0.1
To upgrade from older version, just delete the old wp-simpletube directory and upload the new one to your plugins directory.

Installation and usage

Quick instructions:

  • If you don’t have Flowplayer installed, install it first. For example install this plugin – FV WordPress Flowplayer
  • Unpack the WP Simple Tube plugin and copy the directory ‘wp-simpletube’ to your WordPress plugins directory. Or use the plugin upload feature (On WordPress 3.6: Plugins -> Add New -> Upload)
  • Go to your plugins page and activate the WP Simple Tube plugin
  • Go to Settings -> WP Simple Tube and set any preferences you want
  • Get some video dumps and enter the shortcodes to your pages or posts where you want to display the videos.

    For example:
    [simpletube-1]
    Some Title|Some Description|http://url/of/the/video.flv|http://url/of/the/thumbnail/image.jpg|http://affiliate/link|60
    Some Title 2|Some Description 2|http://url/of/the/video2.flv|http://url/of/the/thumbnail/image2.jpg|http://affiliate/link2|90
    [/simpletube-1]

    Or:
    [simpletube-1]
    url=http://url/to/the/text/file/of/the/dump
    [/simpletube-1]

    Or if the affiliate link is not inside the dump, you can do this:
    [simpletube-1 url=http://affiliate/link]
    Some Title|Some Description|http://url/of/the/video.flv|http://url/of/the/thumbnail/image.jpg
    Some Title 2|Some Description 2|http://url/of/the/video2.flv|http://url/of/the/thumbnail/image2.jpg
    [/simpletube-1]

Full instructions:

  • This plugin uses Flowplayer to play the videos. You need to have Flowplayer installed on your website. You can install it manually, but the easiest way is to simply install the FV WordPress Flowplayer plugin. (WP Simple Tube works with the latest versions of FV WordPress Flowplayer plugin. The oldest I have tested is version 2.1.34. So I’m not sure about the older ones)
  • Unpack the plugin and copy the directory ‘wp-simpletube’ to your WordPress plugins directory. Or use the plugin upload feature (On WordPress 3.6: Plugins -> Add New -> Upload)
  • Go to your plugins page and activate the WP Simple Tube plugin
  • Go to Settings -> WP Simple Tube and set any preferences you want
  • Now go get some content. Go to a website, that provides videos in dump format. If you don’t know where to get good content, then I’m using these:
    SeeMyBucks
    CrakCash
    Paper Street Cash
    So go get the video dump. By default it should be in this format:
    Title|Description|Video Url|Image Url|Site Link|Duration
    But you can change it on the WP Simple Tube settings. There you can configure 3 different formats to use.
    Now put the shortcodes with the dump in your post or page where you want to display the video thumbnails.

    Examples:
    If you want to copy the full dump:
    [simpletube-1]
    Some Title|Some Description|http://url/of/the/video.flv|http://url/of/the/thumbnail/image.jpg|http://affiliate/link|60
    Some Title 2|Some Description 2|http://url/of/the/video2.flv|http://url/of/the/thumbnail/image2.jpg|http://affiliate/link2|90
    [/simpletube-1]

    (you can copy as many lines as you want)

    If you want to use the url of the dump:
    [simpletube-1]
    url=http://url/to/the/text/file/of/the/dump
    [/simpletube-1]

    (the file on this url should be a clean text file with dump in the correct format)

    If your dump doesn’t include the site link or affiliate link, you can set it inside the shortcode like this:
    [simpletube-1 url=http://affiliate/link]
    Some Title|Some Description|http://url/of/the/video.flv|http://url/of/the/thumbnail/image.jpg
    Some Title 2|Some Description 2|http://url/of/the/video2.flv|http://url/of/the/thumbnail/image2.jpg
    [/simpletube-1

If the dump contains only one video, then the videoplayer with this video is displayed instead of the thumbnails.

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Demo

You can see this plugin in action here.

If you have any questions or suggestions about this plugin, write in the comments.

3 Responses to “WP Simple Tube plugin”

  • Nuffin says:

    i can’t get them to play on my blog 🙁
    i installed the flowplayer plugin

  • Coelus says:

    Can it be filled with many keywords like 10 keywords on description section without being recognized by visitors to rank google by these keywords?

  • Affiliatesjunkie says:

    out of all your plug ins this one is the most insane. For the life of me I cannot figure this one out. Could you PLEASE post pictures of how exactly you did this? I signed up with your links to these sites and I just cannot find these dump links like you talk about.

    I see Dumps but I cannot get the file names like you say. This is driving me crazy!!!


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