Sneak Preview Of Viper’s Video Quicktags v7.0’s Code

If you’re a coder and are interested in the direction I am going with the next version of my popular Viper’s Video Quicktags plugin, I have committed what I have so far to the WordPress.org plugin SVN repository.

Please note that this is not production ready code. It’s still a proof of concept at this point basically where I am just writing ugly code in an effort to get the functionality there so I can test it. Large portions of it aren’t even coded yet (FLV support for example).

I’m only sharing it for anyone who builds on top of my plugin or whatnot with their own code. Everyone else shouldn’t bother looking at it. 🙂

Calling All Flowplayer Users

Do you use Flowplayer on your website and have any additional configuration parameters? If so, can you please leave a comment on this post saying in what way you have customized the player (autoplay, etc. etc.).

I’m currently recoding my Video Quicktags plugin to use Flowplayer and I need to know what configuration options I need to allow the user to specify. I’m new to the player, so I don’t want to leave anything out that a lot of users will want to use. (I already have support for the commercial version on my todo list.)

Thanks!

New Plugin: Enable oEmbed Discovery

For security reasons, the UI to enable oEmbed’s discovery ability was removed from WordPress today. It’d be too easy for a novice to accidentally embed some bad HTML into their blog if they posted the URL to a malicious website.

However if you know what you’re doing, feel free to install my Enable oEmbed Discovery plugin which will re-enable the feature. 🙂

I Need GPL-Compatible Flash Video Player Suggestions

I am in the early stages on recoding my Viper’s Video Quicktags plugin from scratch and in the process I will be replacing JW Player with a free and open-source alternative. JW Player is really great, but sadly it’s released under a non-commercial license which just won’t do.

So please, if you know of any good Flash players that will do FLV, MP4, etc. please leave a comment with a link!

Here’s my list so far of players to compare and pick between: (I’ll update this list with suggestions)

  • Flowplayer (currently leaning towards this one, it seems really badass)
  • OS FLV

Latest Version Of SyntaxHighlighter Now Live On WordPress.com

If you’re a WordPress.com blogger and like posting code, then you’ll be happy to know that the latest version of my SyntaxHighlighter Evolved plugin is now live on WordPress.com. Enjoy!

Plugin Release: YOURLS: Short URL Widget

I threw together a widget for my blog that displays the short URL to a post or page and since multiple expressed interest in using it on their own site, I’ve decided to release it. My YOURLS: Short URL Widget plugin will add a widget (Appearance -> Widgets) that will only show up on individual posts or pages and will output content of your choosing, including the short URL to that item as generated by the YOURLS: WordPress to Twitter plugin which is required for my widget to do anything.