Youtube with fancy zoom

YouTube with fancy zoom (This is a jQuery based fancy zoom) wordpress plugin create the YouTube video gallery in the wordpress website. This plugin retrieve one random video from the video list. In admin we have separate video management page to insert the videos. We can add many videos in the admin and it will show only one video in the front end. Short code available to add the video in the pages and posts.

What is jQuery based fancy zoom? Fancy zoom is a simple, modest script used to overlay video on the current page. click and see the demo you will get understand.

Plugin demo available on sidebar check the fancy zoom video on sidebar and short code demo available below check the fancy zoom effect. Refresh this page and see the another video on sidebar.

Live demo


Features of this plugin

  • Simple to use.
  • Fancy zoom effect for you tube videos.
  • We can use this in a widget, page & post.
  • Random video on widget.
  • Easy styles override using css.

Installation instruction

Method 1

  • Download the plugin from download link.
  • Unpack the file
  • Extract the /youtube-with-fancy-zoom/ folder.
  • Drop the youtube with fancy zoom folder into your ‘wp-content/plugins’ folder.
  • In word press administration panels, click on plug-in from the menu.
  • You should see your new youtube with fancy zoom plug-in listed.
  • To turn the word presses plug-in on, click activate.

Method 2

  • Go to ‘add new’ menu under ‘plugins’ tab in your word-press admin.
  • Search youtube with fancy zoom plugin using search option.
  • Find the plugin and click ‘Install Now’ link.
  • Finally click activate plug-in link to activate the plug-in.

Method 3

  • Download the plugin from download link.
  • Go to ‘add new’ menu under ‘plugins’ tab in your word-press admin.
  • Select upload link (top link menu).
  • Upload the available file and click install now.
  • Finally click activate plug-in link to activate the plug-in.

Plugin configuration

Method 1

Drag and Drop the Widget: Go to widget page under Appearance tab, Drag and drop YouTube with fancy zoom widget into your side bar. its very easy.

Method 2

Add directly in the theme: Use the below code to add the gallery to your Theme files.

Version up to 10.0

<?php if (function_exists (g_ywfz_show)) g_ywfz_show(); ?>

Version 10.1 onwards

<?php g_ywfz_show($videoid = 0); ?>

$videoid = 0 : Randomly display any one from the available video (else mention your video id).

Method 3

Add the gallery in the Posts or Pages : Copy and paste the given short code into pages or posts.

Version up to 10.0


Version 10.1 onwards

[youtube-fancy-zoom videoid="0"]

Admin setting page

Title : This is title text for your YouTube video.

YouTube watch link : This is the YouTube video link.

Ex :

YouTube code : This is to create YouTube thumbnail.

If ( this is your YouTube video

then “Vc6V4b4VgOk” this is your YouTube code.

Simply the query string “v” is your YouTube code.

Thumbnail Image link (Your Thumbnail) : Put your own thumbnail image link (optional)

To display your own thumbnail image put your image in this field and set Display Image = Your Thumbnail.

Display Image : You can set what image to display at thumbnail using this field.

Your Thumbnail = This will display the image from your given link.

YouTube Thumbnail = This will display the image from YouTube.

Display Status : This is for record display status.

Put this YES always then only the record display at front end.

Sidebar Display : Put this YES always then only the record will display on widget,

The record contain Sidebar Display = YES will display at widget.

Frequently asked questions

Q1. Where to add video?
Administration → Settings → YouTube fancy zoom.

Q2. How to arrange the width of the widget thumbnail image?
For YouTube thumbnail we have two option, small and big.

Q3. What is YouTube code in the form?
If ( this is your YouTube video
then “Vc6V4b4VgOk” is your YouTube code.

Q4. What is Title?
Title refers to the video title.

Q5. What is YouTube watch link?
Watch link is the complete YouTube video link

Q6. What is Thumbnail Image link?
If you want to user your own thumbnail image use this text filed and enter your image link

Q7. What is Display Image?
This option is to choose the thumbnail image

Q8. What is Display Status?
This option is to stop display video on front end. Only video have display image option YES will display on front end.

Q9. What is Sidebar Display?
This option is to stop display video on front end sidebar. Only video have display image option YES will display on front end sidebar.

Download location

138 Responses to“Youtube with fancy zoom”

  1. Diane
    August 5, 2010 at 2:37 am #

    I love the plugin, but it won’t zoom. I am using WordPress version 2.8.6. Any suggestions?

    • joshua de quilettes
      September 24, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

      Please share i haven’t figured it out yet :(


  2. Diane
    August 5, 2010 at 2:57 am #

    I figured it out . . .thanks!

  3. B Jones
    August 8, 2010 at 4:16 am #

    Diane how did you fix it?

  4. Bruce
    August 11, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    can this display multiple video thumbnails in the sidebar, instead of one random one?

  5. Bruce
    August 11, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    One more question – I places four video links in a page, using the [YoutubeFancyZoom=xxxxxxxxxx] format. Three of them display properly, but one displays two thumbnails, one on top of the other.(It is the third of the four.) Any idea what is going on? If I look at the page source code, it shows two for that one, but not for others. I am using wp 3.01 with Thesis 1.7.

  6. Bruce
    August 12, 2010 at 2:05 am #

    I tried using a custom thumbnail, and it did display, but so did the youtube one, above it. Very strange beause the other three work fine…

  7. Omer Rosenbaum
    August 14, 2010 at 9:18 am #

    Nice plugin, but there is a problem with the encoding. If you want to insert a description in a language other than English (latin letters) you get question mark signs.
    I fixed it by encoding it to utf-8.

    • Ronny Sherer
      August 27, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

      While creating the table, instead of “ENGINE = MYISAM” put:

      The table creation is located at: youtube-with-fancy-zoom.php function: g_ywfz_install()

  8. James
    August 14, 2010 at 5:05 pm #

    Hi there,
    great plugin; I’ve found one problem, though. I don’t seem to be able to get autoplay working :-(

    On my test page:
    there’s a video embedded, and I’ve set the Youtube watch link to be:

    The browser is parsing this correctly but I still have to click the video for it to start. Any ideas please?

  9. Alex
    August 15, 2010 at 12:46 am #

    Hi, it is very cool plugin, thx. But I have the next problem, I have 2 videos to display. I want to show in my widget only one video, but when Yo watch video You can watch 2 videos. So, I set for 1st one – “Dis Status” and “Sidebar” – “YES”. And for 2d video: “Dis Status” – yes, and “Sidebar” – no. But on my web sometimes I see 1st video and 2d. How to fix it? Is it bug? Thank U !!!

  10. Alex
    August 15, 2010 at 12:48 am #

    sorry, there was some mistake. I have 2 videos to display. I want to show in my widget only one video, and when Yo watch video You can watch 2 videos. So, I set for 1st one – “Dis Status” and “Sidebar” – “YES”. And for 2d video: “Dis Status” – yes, and “Sidebar” – no. But on my web in widget sometimes I see 1st video and 2d. How to fix it? Is it a bug? Thanks

  11. jean gilot
    August 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

    thanks you for a supporting God blessing

  12. Roeg
    September 4, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

    Is there a way to make the box bigger so I can fit a description, share options and a 300×250 ad spot? How would I do it?
    Thank you

    • Admin
      September 5, 2010 at 4:27 am #

      Yes, you can do, just add your custom images instead of default image.

  13. Matt Jones
    September 6, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    I’m trying to implement it in the Video Page, but it doesn’t zoome :-(

  14. Dave White
    September 7, 2010 at 10:00 pm #

    Hello, Just installed the plugin and it seems good, easy to use. My only problem is that Internet Explorer 6 generates an error, any fix for this? Also autoplay would be nice since they’ve already clicked something showing that they want to play the movie.

  15. Marty Dasilva
    September 7, 2010 at 10:39 pm #

    Hi there, I like the widget and it works great on most pages however when I use it in the sidebar of my woo theme “coffetime” the page information disappears. Any hep would be appreciated.

    • Admin
      September 10, 2010 at 4:31 pm #

      check whether any JavaScript in your theme is conflict with this you-tube plug-in.

  16. Lori Corbett
    September 19, 2010 at 4:20 am #

    I love this plugin…thank you for taking the time to create it. I have a question, though. I am building a site with pages that have different configurations. It seems that I can only drag the widget once to one page only. I need to add the widget to all of my pages. Can this be done, and how?
    Thanks again!

    • Admin
      September 19, 2010 at 5:02 am #

      At present we can can add this widget only one place. the sidebar.php page is common for all the page right? then u can add this widget into this sidebar.php page, then it ll render all the pages.

      please reply if u have any problem.

    • Lori Corbett
      September 19, 2010 at 5:39 am #

      Nevermind, I figured it out. I installed the Advanced Text Widget, then inserted the .php code into the Advanced text Widget. Works like a charm!

      • Jillian Lisa Pearl
        May 19, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

        Lori – I’m so glad that you posted how you worked around this problem. I installed the Advanced Text Widget and just like you said, it worked. I had to mess around for a few minutes to work out a couple of kinks, but now it’s perfect. Thank you.

  17. Cong hoang
    September 22, 2010 at 2:26 am #

    i love all your plugins. Youtube fancy zoom plugin is cool man, however if it works with all the website not just youtube. i mean i can embed video from Veoh or Dailymotion, its will be much better…thanks man

  18. Sampie
    September 23, 2010 at 9:04 am #

    Hey there. First of all thanks for this great plugin. It makes our websites loog good :) I have a question: At the moment you can only have 1 playlist show up in the side bar. Is it possible to have 2?? I now have the youtube thumbnail in the sidebare, when you click on it the fancy zoom thingy shows up and there is my play list. I want another thumbnail in the side bar where I can have a different playlist. One would be Youtube favourites end the other will be My video’s

    Is this possible??

    • Admin
      September 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

      At present this option is not available, we ll try this in the next version.

  19. joshua de quilettes
    September 24, 2010 at 7:24 pm #

    Can someone help me, I haven’t figured out how to get the zoom to pop out from the sidebar…


  20. Dave White
    September 27, 2010 at 10:54 pm #

    I have one movie selected to display in the sidebar, but it rotates through the other movies that are marked no. Any fix?

    • Idalino
      November 2, 2010 at 3:08 am #

      Same here…:(

  21. Matt
    October 7, 2010 at 3:56 am #

    First, I would like to say that this is an excellent plugin and value all the hard work that you put in to this. Unfortunately, I noticed that there are some javascript errors which are causing some issues. Also, the code is not w3c compliant. A little more work and I think that you will have yourself a SERIOUSLY good plugin. I’ll stay tuned for the new updates. I wish I could contribute more but at this point I cannot.

  22. Bobby Rims
    October 11, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

    I’m trying to put YT vids in posts and a page haven’t figured it out – put the codes on the pages and post and only that shows. What am I not doing right? Thanks B

  23. Bobby Rims
    October 11, 2010 at 9:37 pm #

    I figured it out for post and pages – paste the code – then – add the vid link
    Your stuff is great -I’ll make a donation when I get paid

  24. Will Auld
    October 31, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    I am using the plugin but have a problem with my recent videos. Worked OK with MP4 but current set of videos is wmv and had a problem. What happens is: click on thumbnail the player comes up but flashes on and off several screens (maybe 15-20 seconds) before it settles on the screen with play button.

    Any ideas on how to fix this?


    • Ronny Sherer
      June 5, 2012 at 9:43 am #

      I fixed the flashing and added an option to show the video title above the video.
      I will send it to Gopi, but if you need it in the meanwhile, e-mail me at: ronny DOT sherer AT G mail.

  25. jean gilot
    November 2, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    i love ploging

  26. jean gilot
    November 2, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    i love plugin

  27. jean gilot
    November 2, 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    i like plugin

  28. jean gilot
    November 2, 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    i love plogin

  29. Camu
    November 21, 2010 at 12:56 am #

    Hi, I love this plugin but I have a problem with other plugin (Cimy Header Image Rotator and Yet Another Featured Posts Plugin) when I active it. How can i solve?

  30. illuminated
    November 25, 2010 at 1:17 am #

    I love your plugin. My only suggestion would be to give an option for a white background.

  31. widow
    December 3, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    Hi there, really love this plugin but could you tell me if there is a way of having the thumbnails horizontal rather than vertical which they are at the moment. Thank you

  32. Vanderhellen
    December 5, 2010 at 1:13 am #

    Thx for the plugin.

    How can I realize it to display the largest size of the video I’ve uploaded to Youtube? E.g. 480p = 864×480 px

    A click on the video shouldn’t switch to my Youtube-Account. How can I fix it?


  33. Mark
    December 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm #

    Can’t seem to get title centred over box?

  34. James Williams
    December 9, 2010 at 7:09 pm #

    I am using this plugin through out a clients site but I have a custom theme and I need to use an A HREF to link an image to the script in a theme. Is there A HREF code I can use?

  35. Mark
    December 13, 2010 at 6:44 pm #

    Doesn’t seem to work in Internet Explorer, just get white box with an x??

  36. J. Medley
    December 13, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    Love this plugin! It is possible to implement fullscreen mode for playpack?

  37. Asan
    December 20, 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    Hi Gopi,

    What is the code to add video in multiple places….

    Thanks a lot…

  38. P. Alford
    December 21, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

    This plugin does not work properly and there appears to be no support, as I have found numerous users asking the same question: when using in sidebar as widget, clicking thumbnail image only opens youtube page – no fancy zoom! What is the deal? If I put a shortcode on a post, and use the widget, it works – but I don’t have a video to use on every post! Anybody figure out how to make this plugin work?

    • Cryber
      April 23, 2011 at 6:46 am #

      I have almost the same problem.
      In my case it opens the youtube page and fancy zoom. Using Mozilla Firefox 3.6.16 and Wordpres 3.1.1
      Sorry my English, i´m spanish.

  39. shawn
    January 5, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    This plugin compresses the size of the post page when there is a thumbnail on that post bage…skewing the display of the links and so forth…idea where to look for a solution?

  40. shawn
    January 5, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

    The above is happening when I use the [YoutubeFancyZoom=xxxxxxxxxxxx]
    code in a post

  41. Gene
    February 1, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    Really digging this cool plugin. Only one question – how would you go about disabling related videos from appearing at the end of a video? I tried to attach the commonly used “rel=0″ at the end of the URL, but it did not make a difference. How knows if my client’s competitor video or even an embarrassing video will appear after the main video concludes on the viewer.

    • Prosenjeet
      February 18, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

      I am also wondering how to remove the related links.’rel=0′ doesnt seem to work. I have posted this in the WordPress official extension page too. Hope the author responds soon.

  42. Stephane
    February 2, 2011 at 8:21 am #


    I want to use your plugin but not in a post , not with your short code [short code ].

    How can i use your code in a template page

    I must do this to put 3 videos horizontal by 1 line

    Like this : Video Video Video

    Can someone help me ?

    thanks a lot

  43. chris
    February 9, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    hi, nice plugin but one question – on our site we have 7 youtube videos one one wordpress page (see when you click one of these it flashes 6 times before it is ‘ready to go’. not sure what is causing this but i think it’s because all 7 videos are being loaded up when you click one of them (to allow you to step through them all with the next and back buttons). is there any way of stopping this flashing on load? each video is embedded like this
    [ YoutubeFancyZoom=97uumNvSMzc ]

  44. Mario
    February 20, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    I have installed the plugin and i’m using it as a widget. However, when i click on the image to view the video, the widget directs me to youtube instead of functioning the way it should. Kindly help

  45. stephan
    February 28, 2011 at 5:19 am #

    still not sure how to actually show more than 1 video in the sidebar… I have it set to display 5 videos, even when I’ve inserted more than 1 video, only 1 video displays in my sidebar

  46. Guen
    March 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm #

    Don’t work zoom. :(
    Using WP 3.1.

  47. Lukas
    March 10, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    Doesn’t work with WP 3.1 It zooms, but only black screen

  48. Aaron
    March 10, 2011 at 10:29 pm #

    I’ve tried to upload a YouTube video. I’ve tried it numerous times. For giggles I even tried a couple of others, just to see if the problem was with the particular video. No dice.

    Every time I put in the info, I get a red message at the top of the screen saying “No data Available in Database! Creat New.” That’s what I thought I was doing!

    I put in the Watch Link & Code. I chose to use the YouTube thumbnail. I put “Yes” to both “Display Status” & “Sidebar Display”. I hit “Insert” and it goes back to the upload page with the above error message.

    Maybe the problem is on the “Widget Settings” page. Since I can’t find any information on any of your help pages on what to put in the fields for “Thumbnail Width” & “Thumbnail Height”, I’ve left them blank.

    Whatever it is, this is not working for me. I’ve used numerous YouTube widgets over the past 3 years, and all of them worked.

    This one? Not so much…

  49. Marc
    March 12, 2011 at 4:32 am #

    Mine works fine but it has a big white border around the thumbnail which I don’t like. How can I get rid of that?

  50. Peter
    March 16, 2011 at 1:41 am #

    I like this plugin, but I need 4 video in sidebar.
    Is it possible to solve this? Right now it show only 1.

  51. Abe
    March 17, 2011 at 9:24 pm #

    May I suggest you add another ad placement below the demo image. :)

  52. Hoang Ngo
    March 19, 2011 at 5:19 am #

    The plugin works great with IE, Firefox but it doesn’t zoom on Chrome and go straight to Youtube website instead. Please help check out my site @

    Hoang Ngo

  53. Hoang Ngo
    March 19, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

    I’d like to update that the plugin doesn’t work on the Chrome sidebar but it’s OK with posts/pages. Do you have any ideas?

  54. Nghia Nguyen
    March 30, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    The plugin does not work in IE9. The demo fails to display the video screen.

    • Gopi R
      May 19, 2011 at 5:01 am #

      it work

    • Millie
      July 24, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

      This is way better than a brick & mortar establihmsent.

  55. Gopi R
    May 21, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    YouTube with fancy zoom plugin Short Code

    Add the gallery in the Posts or Pages : Copy and paste the given short code into pages or posts.

    Version up to 10.0


    Version 10.1 onwards

    [youtube-fancy-zoom videoid=”0″]

  56. Gopi R
    May 21, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    Now version 6.0 available. Check the live demo on this page and download the latest version from download link.


  57. iya budiman
    May 21, 2011 at 9:30 pm #

    ive installed this plugin and i love it

    i have some trouble

    i want to show 5-10 videos in my sidebar
    but there is just 1 thumbnail..

    ive add 3 working videos
    but the thumbnail in my sidebar just show 1

    please help me ^^

    • Admin
      May 22, 2011 at 3:18 am #

      Yes, in the sidebar it ll show only one random video…

  58. ctwovaat
    May 31, 2011 at 2:24 am #

    i just downloaded the plugin and it look great but i wasnt able to find out how to have mutiple thumbnails on a post/page .. Is that a manual job ( you have a click button .. is it intended as a help for the img src for manual ) ?

  59. Ziltch
    July 8, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    this plugin works great but i have a problem. when i activate it, my banner did not work and when i deactivate it my banner works fine. any help?

  60. eric
    July 13, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    This is one of a GREAT plugin – excellent work 😀

    I uploaded Version 6, activated it, followed your crystal clear instructions and works like a charm – sooooo cooooool

    Runs on my Mac in Firefox, Safari, Crome, Camino and Opera (all the latest versions) without any problems (sorry I am not after the Windows world and have no idea if IE is doing well with it).

    I am impressed with that plugin – thanks a lot for creating and sharing that

  61. eric
    July 14, 2011 at 5:11 am #

    update: this killer plugin works also in Windows IE8, IE9 Firefox and Chrome :)

    That’s the best plugin I ever installed on my WP blog

  62. JJ
    July 16, 2011 at 3:44 pm #


    Stop loading the jQuery library from your own source and use enqueue_scripts as per the standards

    The plugin is currently causing other jquery based plugins to break

    would appreciate you fixing this asap

  63. mikul@sh
    July 18, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    NOT WORK!!!
    with this code^

    $(document).ready(function() {


    [album id=1 template=compact]

    [nggallery id=7]


  64. shemi
    August 16, 2011 at 10:02 am #

    thx very nice pugins

  65. Xavi
    August 26, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    Hi, I would like to know how to set Editor role to insert youtube videos (without managing the rest of the plugin options).

    Also I would like to know if instead of a random video, the widget, could display the last video inserted.

    Thanks in advance.

  66. Jack
    September 21, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

    I try to get a YouTube video into a page, but whatever I do, I can’t get it working.
    I know I am a nitwit on these things, so please can you tell me step by step what to do.

    The widget works fine, but into a page ???!??!?
    This is de video code: and I want put it on my video page.

    Hope to hear from you soon.

  67. John
    September 26, 2011 at 12:03 am #

    I originally place the wrong Youtube Code when trying to insert a Youtube video. In the list of videos I see the title, but in the Code column there is no code. There is however a Youtube video image within the Code Column. there is no option presented to delete the inserted video. The video does not work correctly on the webpage.

    Would anyone know how I can delete the video.

    Thank you in advance, John

    • Andy
      September 26, 2011 at 10:41 am #

      I have the same problem as John. The video code was inserted wrong, and now I cannot delete the video. Any ideas?

    • Andy
      September 26, 2011 at 10:45 am #

      Hi John. I worked out a way to fix it. I went into the database and deleted the entry from there. Hope that helps.


  68. John
    September 26, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    Nice job Andy,

    Where in the database did you find the entry?

  69. peter
    October 2, 2011 at 1:26 am #

    hey , im wondering if there can be a way to also show the social sharing icons along side….somehow or other?? that would really take things to the next level!! :)

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  72. chris dawson
    October 26, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    reposting – didn’t get a response previously
    hi, nice plugin but one question – on our site we have 7 youtube videos one one wordpress page (see when you click one of these it flashes 6 times (various mac browsers) before it is ‘ready to go’. not sure what is causing this but i think it’s because all 7 videos are being loaded up when you click one of them (to allow you to step through them all with the next and back buttons). is there any way of stopping this flashing on load? each video is embedded like this
    [ YoutubeFancyZoom=97uumNvSMzc ]

    is there any way of fixing this? i’ve upgraded to v6 by the way.
    many thanks

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  74. wendy
    October 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    is there any way to put the title underneath the youtube generated thumbnail? i see the title in a tool tip, but i would rather see the title under the thumb. thanks

  75. Massimo
    November 23, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

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  76. George
    December 5, 2011 at 10:36 pm #

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    My problem is that i use Greek Language on titles and it show like ????????, it is possible to use it on UTF-8 code?

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  78. Manu
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    I’av got the same problem what chris dawson is having and I need to fix it , any help would be appreciated and do_shortcode isn’t working , I was trying to fetch all videos from db to show them dynamically without using that same shortcode for all videos ??


  79. olivier
    December 12, 2011 at 5:57 pm #


    I add your plugging, add videos in the gallery, add the code in the template.

    I see the video. When i click on it, there is not zoom effect, no light box, this is directly link to Youtube.

    Do you have a solution get the lightbox (zoom effect) ?


    • Admin
      December 14, 2011 at 1:48 am #

      It means JS not included into your website…

  80. Michael P
    December 19, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    Has the jQuery issue been addressed yet? This still breaks other jQeury objects on my page. Other than that works great.

    Thank you.

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  82. Web Tester
    December 28, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    I added this plugin and uploaded 5 YouTube videos , but problem is when i click any video all video loaded at same time.


    Anyone can help me.


    • Vipul
      December 29, 2011 at 7:25 am #

      you can use this plugin ->

      same lightbox with same effects but one video at a time . But with this you don’t have to upload youtube video’s content , you just have to use shortcode ..

      [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=R2vAlnt7RKA width=640 height=480 anchor=×300.png]

  83. Stan Ellis
    February 1, 2012 at 11:06 pm #

    I loved this plugin for two weeks, then it quit playing on a video player directly on my home page.
    When I click the thumbnail now it goes to the youTube website to play my video. What Happened, better yet how do I FIX IT?

    • Bobby K
      March 26, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

      I am getting the same problem…any fixes?

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    February 3, 2012 at 5:41 am #

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  86. Jared
    February 15, 2012 at 11:38 pm #

    Hi I am getting an error with the plugin. Tried a few videos to make sure.

    Request unsuccessful: error

    Any thoughts?

  87. Nuno Rodrigues
    February 21, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    hi , i instaled this plugin on my wordpress, but i have a question, how change size on appears widget …


  88. Martin
    March 7, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    Hello, is there any way to get the videos to line up horizontally and not vertically on a site? I am using custom thumbnailpics. Thanks for a great plugin!

  89. zaguza
    March 14, 2012 at 5:03 am #

    i’am be happy because this pugin.,

  90. Mike
    March 22, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Works on sidebar great but does not appear on page with shortcode. Thanks

    • Admin
      March 27, 2012 at 8:55 am #

      let me know issue…

  91. Narek
    April 5, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    not works on internet explorer, no distinction, may be someone know the solution? ,Even the 9 version does not work.

  92. Marios Tsiartas
    May 18, 2012 at 7:34 am #

    How can i change the size of the pop out window?

  93. Andrew
    June 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm #

    Hello! nice work!

    But i have some strange appearence. Some strange strings, Like a table. CAn u help me?

  94. Magnus
    June 14, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    My video will not load, when the box opens.

  95. Edward Wong
    June 15, 2012 at 2:28 am #

    Hi, is there any way to automatically list down all the videos on a page?

  96. Hadi
    June 21, 2012 at 4:56 am #

    Refer to the link, the video on my loop page produces only js codes, while on the single page is working nicely.
    Can you help me fix the codes? I need to show the thumbnails on my videos.
    Thanks. Anyway it’s a good plugin, I like it. Good job.

  97. ziffes
    June 23, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    Hi First of all this plugin is amazing!!.. i love it.. but one annoying little thing.. Is there any way i can change the size of the videos showed on my webpage.. they are a bit small for my taste..
    I would like to show the videos in the same size as they do on you tube, width=”560″ height=”315″

    But again thanks for an amazing plugin :)

  98. Lukasz
    August 25, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    Hi and thanks for this plugin.
    Dont work on my website. YT video showing in widget doesnt zoom, the same thing happen in other place on website. Only if I use [YoutubeFancyZoom=XXX] in post, zoom works fine.

    How can I fix it ?


  99. fatherb
    September 2, 2012 at 4:39 pm #


    thanks for the great plugin.

    How do you change the size of the popup box though? Clicking the link brings up the pop-up window fine but the video is very small. How can we make the display size of the video bigger.

    Are there some parameters that you need to add to the shortcode for the height and width of the video?


  100. Carl
    October 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    please take a look to Do you know why the plugin take nine white screens when it’s loading? Thanks for your support.

    • Sacha Criado
      January 26, 2013 at 10:05 am #

      Hi Carl,

      I have the same problem of flashing when loading. Have you already known how to solve it?

    • Danielle
      May 7, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

      I am having the same issue!

  101. Kari
    October 11, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    Hi, I love this plugin!

    Is there a way to insert a youtube embedded link? I want the video to end without “Show suggested videos when the video finishes.”

    Here is my link I am trying to insert:

    I would appreciate any feedback!


  102. xlordt
    December 8, 2012 at 6:38 am #

    I was having the same issue as others.. as to, every time I try to insert a record, it wont insert anything and will just transfer me back to the same page.. I did a little debugging and it seamed that the error was caused by the `ywfz_expire` field… at the time of creating the table this field was set as not null, yet the script was not inserting the date correctly.. so I modified this field and set it to null.

    Now I finally got a record :) Good luck!

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  105. Sacha Criado
    January 26, 2013 at 10:07 am #


    Thanks a lot for the plugin, it´s great!!! Do you know why the plugin flash white screens when it’s loading?

  106. Chris Dixon
    February 3, 2013 at 10:55 pm #

    Love the plugin. It really helps with what we’re trying to do with the site.

    What I liked when I had youtube in an iframe – which of course doesn’t zoom or for some reason allow fullscreen (and yes I’ve tried allowfullscreen=”true” was that I could add &rel=0 which would stop it from showing ‘related content’ at the end of the video. ‘related content’ typically leads to competing websites.

    Can that be added to the plugin somehow?


  107. André
    April 20, 2013 at 11:22 pm #

    how can I make my videos display horinzontally?

  108. pawan
    June 3, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    getting error at web but at local working perfect

    “No data Available in Database! Creat New.”

    • pawan
      June 3, 2013 at 8:21 am #

      when trying to add video getting error some thing like :

      WordPress database error Field ‘ywfz_expire’ doesn’t have a default value for query insert into wp_g_ywfz set `ywfz_title`=’Exposing Criminals is not a Crime’, `ywfz_watch`=’’, `ywfz_code`=’YIKXV8Bv3xY’, `ywfz_img`=’Youtube Thumbnail’, `ywfz_size`=’0′, `ywfz_imglink`=”, `ywfz_status`=’Yes’, `ywfz_sidebar`=’Yes'; made by require_once(‘xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx\wwwroot\wp-admin\admin.php’), do_action(‘settings_page_youtube-with-fancy-zoom/youtube-with-fancy-zoom’), call_user_func_array, g_ywfz_admin_option, include_once(‘xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx\wwwroot\wp-content\plugins\youtube-with-fancy-zoom\inc\ywfz_insert.php’), W3_Db->query, W3_DbCache->query, W3_DbCallUnderlying->query, W3_Db->query, W3_DbProcessor->query, W3_Db->default_query

  109. Ian Izaguirre
    June 11, 2013 at 1:07 am #

    I am using the plugin but have a problem with my recent videos. When I click on a thumbnail the player comes up but flashes on and off several screens before it settles on the screen with play button.

    Any ideas on how to fix this?

  110. Moe
    June 13, 2013 at 12:58 am #

    Love this plugin but every time there is an update it resizes the display image and the title to default settings.

  111. Rob
    June 21, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    I have added 5 videos to my page, however I can only appear to get the running vertically down the page on the left hand side. How do I get them to sit in a ‘grid’ formation?

  112. Jan Jakub Rychlicki
    July 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    Shortcode won’t work and drag and drop allows only 1 instance in 1 widget.

    Responisve Pro Theme
    WP v. 3.5.2

    Hope You can help


    • Jan Jakub Rychlicki
      July 22, 2013 at 11:23 am #


      Update: Shortcode works on websites but not on widgets ?

      Hope You can help,



  113. mtacconelli
    July 19, 2013 at 4:48 pm #

    This is a great plug-in. But, why are you shipping jquery 1.3.2 still? This version is quite old and it is causing issues with my other plug-ins using later versions of jquery. Wondering if you new this was the case. According to WordPress site, plug-ins should not be using individual versions of jquery. I just wanted to give you a heads up in case you did not know this was the case.

    Great plug-in otherwise!

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