I’m proud to announce the release of version 1.4 of my YouTube Embed plugin for WordPress.
Although a simple 0.1 upgrade from the previous release, the changes made are quite substantial and adds a lot of new functionality.
First up, multiple widgets are now supported. This has meant the widget code being completely re-written but now you can have as many YouTube sidebar widgets as you want!
Next, the plugin can now extract, parse and output any annotations available for a video.
A new parameter has also been added which allows you to suppress the “back links” from the video to YouTube.
Lastly, the plugin now supports EmbedPlus. EmbedPlus is a Flash extension to the existing YouTube embedding and adds a number of new features, such as real-time reactions, DVD-like controls, and more. This isn’t switched on by default and you can happily embed “standard” videos if you wish.
None-the-less, EmbedPlus is becoming a hot new technology, and I’m happy to be partening with them to provide this feature.
All the plugin details are available from the dedicated page.