This plugin creates a video-gallery for youtube- or vimeo-videos or direct video-file-links by simply defining the gallery with shortcodes.
The Videos will be opened in a lightbox.
By default the “PhotoSwipe“-Lightbox of Dmitry Semenov is used.
(at the moment it is the only one)
This plugin is really simple and clean designed to be easily extendable.
* there is a “src/VideoProvider”-directory where every Video-Platform (like youtube or vimeo) is defined in an own php-class implementing a class-interface.
* there is a “src/Lightbox”-directory where every lightbox is defined in an own php-class, implementing a class-interface
* there is a “src/Shortcodes”-directory where the “[video-gallery]”-Shortcode is defined – that is where the magic happenes – but there is no need to edit this file.
Parameters and video-provider-specific specials
All parameters – general parameters and also video-provider-specific parameters are set directly in the [[video-gallery]]-Shortcode.
name of the lightbox-class that should be used
use youtube-nocookie.com instead of youtube.com in video-links to be GDPR(DSGVO)-save
In vimeo the preview-image-URL doesn’t use the video-ID – so you need to make an API-request to get the image-URL.
In this API-call we also get the original title of the video.
For this reason we need the php CURL extension.
The thumbnail will be taken from the API-response.
When no manual video-title is defined, the video-provider-class uses also the original video-title from API-response automaticly.
Extending the Plugin
You can easily extend the Plugin by writing your own classes for Video-Platforms or other Lightboxes – you just have to implement the Interfaces.
gallery-view / thumbnails
PhotoSwipe-Lightbox with Youtube-Video
PhotoSwipe-Lightbox with Vimeo-Video
PhotoSwipe-Lightbox with local hosted video
class- and directory-structure – designed to extend easily