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Inserting Youtube Playlist On Homepage, Not Sidebars

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#1 Guest_Gina Roos_*

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 12:09 PM



I'm currently using Wordpress and I tested the free plugin. It appears that it will work at my website. However, with the free version, I can only use it in the sidebars. 


Will the pro version allow me to paste the Video plugin on the homepage under my category posts by number of videos, for example, 3 across and 4 rows down?


Thank you,




#2 brandon


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:10 PM



You can use TubePress (both Free and Pro) anywhere on your site.  Tubepress will appear wherever you enter in the [tubepress] shortcode in the code.


You must also, within the WP Settings > TubePress > Theme, choose whether you want to use the normal theme (which is what you are looking for), the sidebar theme (what it appears to be currently set to), YouTube or Vimeo theme.


As for how it is formatted on your page, the CSS is fully customizable.  You can also create your own "theme" for TubePress to use, at which time you have much more control over how everything displays.

More information about creating your own theme can be found here: http://tubepress.com...ustomize:Themes


Let us know.



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#3 Guest_Gina Roos_*

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 07:29 PM



I can get the [tubepress] shortcode to work for a post. The videos look fine for a post. However, I can't figure out how to get the videos to appear just on my homepage below my category section. According to the instructions, it said the short code will only work for pages & posts, which it does, not anywhere on the site.


When I try to plug in the shortcode in a template so I can place the video on my homepage below the category sections, nothing happens. I tried [tubepress] and [tubepress mode="playlist" playlistValue="PLoKfCgM25KRMFJifPPex-WGy9yzx-1SeI"]. Both didn't work.


What code do I need to use to place the videos on my homepage, not in a page or post.


Thank you,




#4 eric


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 03:28 PM

Hi Gina,


In order to you TubePress in a WordPress template (i.e. somewhere on your homepage not in a page or post), you'll need to use TubePress Pro and follow the instructions found here. As you can see, it's slightly different than simply inserting the [tubepress] shortcode.


Does that answer your question? Thanks!

#5 Guest_Gina Roos_*

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:44 PM

Hi Eric,


Yes, this answers my question. Thank you. I thought that I would have to purchase the pro version.


I purchased the pro version & uploaded via my wp-admin but it's still not working. This is the code that I'm inputting into my template.

 include WP_PLUGIN_DIR . '/tubepress_pro_x_y_z/sys/classes/TubePressPro.class.php';
 print TubePressPro::getHtmlForShortcode('mode="playlist" playlistValue="PLoKfCgM25KRMFJifPPex-WGy9yzx-1SeI"');
 if (have_posts()) :
 while (have_posts()) :

Any suggestions? Thank you.