Basic usage

Before going through this post, please take a moment and read the general plugin description here. This is important as it explains how to use the plugin in a less-technical fashion.

Example shortcode to embed a YouTube video:

[wp-video-popup video=""]

Example shortcode to embed a Vimeo video:

[wp-video-popup video=""]

Trigger/open the lightbox

CSS class that needs to be added to the element you want to open the lightbox:


Example link to open the lightbox:

<a href="#" class="wp-video-popup">Play Video</a>

Live demo: Play video

Shortcode attributes

There are attributes available to add parameters to the embed-URL that’s dynamically generated from the video URL provided in the shortcode.

Mute video


Hide related videos

Since September 2018, hiding related videos is no longer possible. Instead videos from your channel will be shown.

Portrait mode

Only available for Vimeo & self-hosted videos.


Start video at a specific time (value in seconds)


Example shortcode with shortcode parameters:

[wp-video-popup mute="1" start="24" hide-related="1" video=""]
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