How to Integrate Video/flash Player in WordPress – JW player
Many people want to feature their content or product via videos on their WordPress Website. To embed videos from YouTube or any other video site is easy and WordPress supports many sites from which you can directly embed videos. But Uploading video file to your own server and then playing it in your WordPress website will need a video player. I am writing this post to help such site owners who want to keep their video files in their server.
WordPress Theme especially made for Video/Multimedia
The VideoCraft Theme comes with a complete User Registration Module and Video Upload Module which allows Users to upload their own video files and also allows to easily embed the Video by just through URL’s from sites like Youtube, Vimeo, MetaCafe or Dailymotion.
The VideoCraft Theme makes it easy for you to create your own Video Submission Platform. The coolest thing is you can run a Video site based on your interests and upload and embed videos in a quick and easy way.
JW Player for WordPress is an ultimate solution. This plugin makes it easier to deliver Flash and HTML5 video through your WordPress website. To download this plugin Click Here.
Let’s have a look at features of this plugin:
- Full support for JW Player for Flash and HTML5 videos.
- Ability to manage custom players.
- Easy to use plugin customization interface.
- Integration with WordPress media library. Embed video with the JW Player as you write your posts.
- Support for adding external media.
- Most important it offers a powerful shortcode system for customizations at the time of embedding.
So here is the procedure how you can use this plugin and get it working in your WordPress website:
After downloading and installing this wonderful plugin into your website. When you activate this plugin it will ask you to Install Latest JW player into your website just click “Install latest JW player” and you are done. You have successfully installed this plugin in your website.
Go to right sidebar panel of your WordPress dashboard, here you will find “JW Player” Go to that option and you will be directed to a screen similar to this:
The “out-of-the-box” player is default player and it may or may not fit your theme screen so you also have an option to create a custom player to suit your need. You can create custom player and choose different skin, height, width for your player. You can also set if your video should automatically start when someone opens your website.
The plugin offers high level of customization and hence in Advanced Settings optional panel you would be able to do a lot of things with your custom player. The JW plugin offers you many other plugin(addons) you can enable them as per your need. It’s easy to install and get your custom player ready for you.
Let’s learn how to put this player working on your website.
You can embed JW player in your website using shortcode. There are a lot of different parameters that you can use to embed and customize your player. But I will cover the three main parameters which you will need.
The shortcode to embed JW player in your WordPress website is:
[jwplayer param1=”value1” param2=”value2”…].
Here param1, param2.. are optional parameters that can be used. One of the important parameter is “Config”. Config needs custom player name as its value. As in our case the name of custom player itself is “custom player”. Second important parameter is “File”. File needs the path of your video/Flash file which you want to integrate in your WordPress website. So after uploading video file into your server copy the path of video file and pass it to “File” parameter. You also need “image” parameter to set static image for your video.
e.g. [jwplayer config=”custom player” file=http://www.mysite.com/video/abc.flv file=http://www.mysite.com/images/abc.jpg].
These were some important parameters that you will need in order to embed your video. Apart from this there are many other parameters like:
If you are looking for video support in WordPress website then this plugin is invaluable for you. It will create custom players for you and you can embed that player in your website. It’s easier and reliable to get your task done with this plugin so go for it. And share this post to help others.