Viper’s Video Quicktags

Native Embeds

Since version 2.9, WordPress has featured native easy embeds. However this plugin offers more customization than allowed without the plugin (player colors, etc.). It will work fine side by side with the new code and you can opt to use either embed method.

The plan for this plugin is to recode it from scratch to instead build upon the new embed API and allow for more customization. The new plugin will be backwards compatible and keep your current videos working.


Tired of copying and pasting the embed HTML from sites like YouTube? Then this plugin is for you.

Just simply click one of the new buttons that this plugin adds to the write screen (rich editor included) and then paste the URL that the video is located at into the prompt box — easy as that. You can fully configure how the videos are displayed (width, height, colors, alignment on the page) and much more. Your site will even stay (X)HTML valid unlike with the code provided by most video sites.

Currently supports these video sites:

As well as these file types:

  • Flash Video Files (FLV) — some manual installation required, see this post for details
  • QuickTime (MOV, etc.)
  • Generic video files (AVI, MPEG, WMV, etc.)

You can also use the [flash] shortcode to Flash-based video from any website (see Help section after installing for details).


Need Support?

If you need help with this plugin, please do not use the comments here on this page! Instead, please post on the support forums:


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  2. Hello Alex, i am a big fan of viper video quicktags and using it for more than 3 years. i like to suggest one feature which allows us to disable the loading of .swf file in all pages. So that the adobe flash icon notification can be turned off on user browsers when they visit our website. Please consider this in upcoming update and enable html5 video embed option without change in existing tag.

    Thanks and thumbs up for your beautiful plugin.


    • This plugin is on its last legs due to how good the embed functionality that is built into WordPress core is. I don’t plan any on adding any new features to this plugin. I do need to write a simple plugin to replace this one though that makes all of this plugin’s shortcodes use the new HTML5 embed functionality though that’s built into WordPress core.

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  5. i’ve a question… when i insert the code inside my post, i see the video embedded just if i enter in the single post.
    From the timeline of the blog is visible just a preview icon not the embedded video i’ve just added.
    How can i fix this problem??

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  17. Hi Alex,

    I use this plugin great from 2 years. I activated SSL certificate to show HTTPS on my website and all Youtube video embed with the shortcode [youtube] doesn’t show!!

    How I can solve this problem? I have A LOT OF video embed…

    I sent an email from too, waiting for response…

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