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  • Category: Media
  • License: GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2
  • Updated: 2012-4-2
  • Downloads: 9222
  • Recommendations: 63

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Embed Extender for Elgg 1.7

Allow video embedding to blog posts, comments, messages, pages and the wire.

Last updated 603 days ago

This plugin is a extension of Cash´s Video Embed plugin. It allows video embedding in ELGG content. Just put the URL in blog posts, comments, messages, pages and the wire and video is displayed.

The plugin doesn't make changes in views and doesn't store or modify entities. It just parses the content, through views extending, and shows the video. If you disable the plugin, the video URL is displayed again.

The initial version supports Youtube, Vimeo and Metacafe. Others formats is on the way.


If Cash's Embed Video Plugin is enabled, Embed Extender will use the latest version of the Cash's library. Otherwise, the plugin will use a own copy of Cash's library. The latest version of Cash's plugin can be found here: http://community.elgg.org/pg/plugins/project/384562/developer/costelloc/embed-video

The plugin needs Cash´s Eager Widgets to work perfectly in profile pages. The latest version can be found here: http://community.elgg.org/pg/plugins/project/535997/developer/costelloc/eager-widgets

The plugin doesn't show embebed videos in Riverdashboard, because the River shows only the first 200 characters of the message.

Notes for 1.8:

This plugin uses a 1.8 beta version of Cash´s Embed library. An update will be released with Cash´s official 1.8 library. (Don´t worry. The actual version works fine)

How to install:

  1. Enable the plugin and set the video width to content and widgets. In default themes, I suggest 400 pixels to video content and 265 pixels to widget content.

To do:

  • Support more video formats.
  • Support more content


A great "Thank You" to DhrupDeScoop for supporting my limited PHP skills and to Gillie for the help in The Wire widget issue.

Final notes:

If you like it, recommend it! Recommending, you don´t help me: you help the community, showing the best rated plugins and saving hours for new users.

Release Notes:

  • Corrected the WSOD in some scenarios (I hope).
  • Added support to Pages and The Wire.
  • Cleaned up the code a lot.


  • Ray J 961 days ago

    Few users reported WSOD after enabling this plugin together with Cash's Embedvideo plugin. Hope I solved it. As always, waiting for your feedback.

  • DhrupDeScoop 961 days ago

    Gettin Better ++ ;-oO

    @Gillie - PlZ test and feedback (quick;-)

  • Per Jensen 961 days ago

    First test and impression, great!

    On my localhost I have found no problems. Tested again on 1.7.11 with embedvideo enabled and no problems. Added video to pages and blogs :-)

    You guys have even added pages already, just perfect thanks.

    I'll test on my online site later today.

  • Ray J 961 days ago

    @Gillie: You are fast. Feel free to ask for some help, ok?

  • Ray J 961 days ago

    And for everyone: If you like, recommend it! Recommending, you don´t help me: you help the community, showing the best rated plugins and saving hours for new users.

  • Per Jensen 961 days ago

    Thanks Jay.

    A quick test shows that the plugin also works online :-) A minor bug is the wire widget on profile page. It uses the "video width" and not the "video width for widgets".

    To the wishlist: How about a setting in the admin panel to allow wire video or not.

  • DhrupDeScoop 961 days ago

    @Pers, ThX ;-) better and better and best.. soon ;-P cheers ;-oO

    [ Just woke up from sleep for some water ;-) ]

    @Ray dormir ! ;-o;X

  • Ray J 961 days ago

    @Gillie: I will test and release a new version today.