Add-On: QuickPlay

This TubePress add-on replaces video thumbnail images with fully-functional embedded video players. Among other things, this allows your users to watch your videos right within the context of your gallery.


QuickPlay before screenshot
QuickPlay after screenshot



This article applies to TubePress when used in WordPress. Standalone PHP users should refer to this article instead.


This add-on is pre-installed at no cost for TubePress Express users (including Jimdo, Weebly, and 1&1) and Wix users; you only need to purchase and install the add-on if you are using TubePress as a WordPress plugin or in standalone PHP.


  1. Purchase and download this add-on from the downloads page on the TubePress Dashboard.

  2. Unzip the file you downloaded ( into the add-ons subdirectory of your TubePress Content Directory (wp-content/tubepress-content/add-ons).

    You should now have a directory at wp-content/tubepress-content/add-ons/quickplay_x_y_z (where x, y, and z are the major, minor, and micro version numbers of the add-on.

  3. Copy (or symlink) the directory at wp-content/tubepress-content/add-ons/quickplay_x_y_z/tubepress-theme to wp-content/tubepress-content/themes/quickplay

  4. Clear the TubePress system cache once so TubePress discovers the add-on and theme.

Basic Usage

Anytime you add TubePress to a post or page, set the options enableQuickplay="true" and theme="tubepress/quickplay". e.g.

[tubepress enableQuickplay="true" theme="tubepress/quickplay"]

Controlling Height and Width of the Embeds

To control the height and width of the embedded video players, you can simply use the embeddedHeight and embeddedWidth options. thumbHeight and thumbWidth are ignored when this add-on is in use.

Show the Latest Video from a Collection

A common question we get from users is:

How can I have an embedded video player that automatically shows the latest video from my YouTube or Vimeo channel?

With QuickPlay, this is easy to do for any collection of videos. The trick is to set resultCountCap="1" and orderBy="newest". For instance, say that you’d like to show the latest video from YouTube user engineerguyvideo. The following invocation would achieve this:

[mode="user" userValue="engineerguyvideo" resultCountCap="1" orderBy="newest" enableQuickplay="true" theme="tubepress/quickplay" embeddedWidth="480" embeddedHeight="270"]

The result is an always-updating, fully customizable single video embed that you can embed anywhere on your site.

Latest video from a collection

Last Updated Feb 23, 2016 12:49PM PST
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