Basic Usage

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 created from the video link 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=""]
WP Video Popup

Create beautiful responsive YouTube & Vimeo Lightbox Popups in WordPress.