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Getting Started with Brightcove Video Connect for the WordPress CMS

This topic provides an overview of Brightcove Video Connect for the WordPress Content Management System.
Plug-in Version Documentation Download Compatibility Notes
1.9.0

Plug-In

Source Code

Key Updates:

  • Enhancement: Enable search on playlists.
  • Enhancement: Adds a "playsinline" option for embeds.
  • Enhancement: Adds a new settings field to have a default player size width.
  • Fix: URL encoding uploads for files with foreign characters.
  • Fix: Player ordering to better resemble the order in Brightcove Studio.
  • Fix: Issue with adding accounts to the plugin.
  • Fix: Upload new videos bug.
  • Enhancement: Picture in Picture Support
  • Enhancement: Support to use Reference ID's in videos

Requires at least: WordPress 4.2, Tested up to: WordPress 5.3

1.7.2

Plug-In

Source Code

Key Updates: Supports organizing videos into Video Cloud defined folders.

  • Fix: Increase padding on iframe.
  • Fix: Source account bug on upload page.
  • Fix: Stop showing inactive players in the plugin.

Requires at least: WordPress 4.2, Tested up to: WordPress 5.3

1.6.0

Plug-In

Source Code

End of Life

Key Updates: Now Gutenberg supported. Users can now view video previews and list of playlist videos. Detailed commit list.

Requires at least: WordPress 4.2, Tested up to: WordPress 4.9.6

Uses: Brightcove CMS & Dynamic Ingest API's, Brightcove HTML5 Player

1.5.0

Plug-In

Plug-In on VIP
Source Code

End of Life

Key Updates: User can now embed an In-Page Experience player including being able to override the videos by selecting videos or a playlist. WordPress admin can also specify a Brightcove ingest profile using a filter; otherwise will use Brightcove account default. Detailed commit list.

Requires at least: WordPress 4.2, Tested up to: WordPress 4.9.6

Uses: Brightcove CMS & Dynamic Ingest API's, Brightcove HTML5 Player

1.4.1

Plug-In

Plug-In on VIP 
Source Code

End of Life

Key Updates: User can now choose either Javascript or iFrame embed code for the Brightcove player; previously was iFrame only.  User has more control over player configuration including autoplay, mute, and fixed size vs responsive. Detailed commit list.

Requires at least: WordPress 4.2, Tested up to: WordPress 4.9.4

Uses: Brightcove CMS & Dynamic Ingest API's, Brightcove HTML5 Player

1.3.2 Click Here

Plug-In

Plug-In on VIP
Source Code

End of Life

Requires at least: WordPress 4.2, Tested up to: WordPress 4.7.3 

Uses: Brightcove CMS & Dynamic Ingest API's, Brightcove HTML5 Player

The Brightcove Connector for WordPress is an open source plugin.  You are free to install, use and modify it for your needs.  If you are unable to successfully install the connector on your WordPress server, Brightcove offers a CMS Connector onboarding package which provides direct access to the connector developers for installation support.  Your Brightcove Account Manager can provide more details on the onboarding package.

If the Brightcove Connector is installed but not working as documented, please fill out this support worksheet and include it with a support ticket to Brightcove customer support.


Page last updated on 14 May 2020