Yesterday I pushed WP YouTube Lyte 0.7.3 out the gates. The main trigger for that new release was a bug report about the plugin not behaving as expected when using the youtu.be-links that you get when clicking the “share”-button on YouTube. Being from that TLD mysself I could not but fix this; the new version recognizes and parses both httpv://youtube.com/watch?v=videoid and httpv://youtu.be/videoid links in posts, pages and widgets. Other features: Slovenian translation (thanks Mitja Mihelič @arnes.si) and a small change to the donottrack-inclusion to make it work over https (hat tip; Chris @ campino2k.de).
Not sure where I’ll be going with WP YouTube Lyte, it feels pretty complete to me. Stuff that might be added at a later stage;
- update of the player GUI to match the style of the new darker YouTube embeds
- support for the embedded YouTube playlists player
- catching the end of video playing and killing it (well, removing it from the DOM, gently yet firmly)
- adding translations (you’re welcome to participate, if you’re not familiar with GetText I can put all strings up in a Google spreadsheet)
Do comment below or contact me if you have other feature requests though! And thanks for all the downloads (36.000 and counting)!!
And as is traditional of WP YouTube Lyte announcements, here’s a small video to celebrate the new release; Intergalactic Lovers, a Belgian band, playing “Delay” live.