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Video Player


Playwire is a comprehensive video hosting platform that offers everything your business needs for online video publishing. With Playwire, publishers have an all-in-one solution to encode, host, syndicate, stream, and monetize their video content.

The Video Player plugin is an easy way for you to integrate with your Playwire account to manage your video inventory and posting without leaving your WordPress admin CMS.

The Playwire platform handles SD and HD FLV & H.264 encoded video formats like MP4, M4V, M4A, MOV, MP4V etc… HTML 5 video support enables cross browser and cross platform (desktop, tablet, mobile) playback.


  • Display stunning HD video on all devices through Playwire’s state of the art HTML5 Bolt player.
  • Earn revenue through Playwire’s advertising network.
  • 100% Global ad fill.
  • VAST and VPAID compliant.
  • Control your commercial breaks.
  • Grow your audience with social share features and syndicate your content on other publishers sites via Playwire’s Sandbox.
  • Track success and understand your audience better than ever before with Playwire’s detailed analytics.


  • English


  • Example of admin video interface for Playwire
  • Example of admin playlist interface for Playwire
  • Example of video preview on playlist interface for Playwire


  1. Upload plugin-name.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


How do I get started with Playwire to use this plugin?

The “Playwire for WordPress” plugin is meant to work in tandem with your Playwire account to host, stream and monetize your videos.

Sign up at and start earning revenue today!

How do I earn revenue with Playwire?

Playwire offers two simple solutions and advertising models for you to grow your online video business.

Enterprise Partnership:
Serve your own advertising through Playwire’s VAST compliant platform and video player for a low cost.

Premium Partnership:
For websites with great traffic, apply to be a Premium Partner, where we host and stream your videos for free!

How do I change the thumbnail on my videos uploaded through the Playwire for WordPress plugin?

The ability to upload and select specific video thumbnails will be in the following version of this plugin. To change your video thumbnail, log into your Playwire account on, edit the video that you wish to customize, and select or upload a thumbnail of your choice.


ታሕሳስ 21, 2019
All I wanted is to use the player but it seems the developer has changed their approach to supporting the plugin. It can’t connect to their servers. Plugin is as good as dead because the developer provides you with a HTML code of the player to paste on your website. How I wish they would develop a video player and sell as a plugin.
ጥሪ 22, 2017
このプラグインは再生リスト(=ギャラリー)を作ることが必須なのですが、 それを にアカウントを作る形で作る必要があります。 そこが好みが分かれるところで、自前サイトと出来るだけ外部サイトとの 連結をしたくない向きには躊躇われるものとなります。 わたしはこういうのは良しとしないので結局アンインストールしました。
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Contributors & Developers

“Video Player” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Bug Fix


  • Bug Fix


  • Video embeds now support responsive styling
  • UI/UX Improvements
  • Bug Fixes


  • Playlist Gallery bug fix


  • Updated syncing functionality
  • Bug fixes


  • More log-in page bug fixes


  • More log-in page bug fixes


  • Log-in page bug fixes


  • Small styling changes


  • New on-boarding help experience to guide you through using the plugin after signing in.
  • Updated banner and thumbnail images for display in WordPress Plugin Directory


  • Naming changes, Plugin is now called “Playwire Video”
  • Added “Playwire Settings” to Playwire Admin menu
  • Hid API token and Sync checkbox from settings login
  • Added loading screen after clicking “Save Settings”


  • Upload video to Phoenix bug fixes for WordPress versions 3.5-3.9
  • No videos/playlists error messaging in media library view
  • Small bug and styling fixes


  • Added Bolt Player 3.0 API Support
  • Renamed “Playlists” to “Video Galleries” to reduce confusion
  • Improved user experience for uploading videos and creating Video Galleries
  • Small bug fixes


  • Fixed the video queries in the library so that it pulls in more relevant results
  • Added single videos feature to the plugin
  • Added output buffering for the shortcodes


  • Initial Plugin Release