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This article was published on February 5, 2014


Video authoring platform TouchCast releases WordPress plugin so users can embed videos into any post

Video authoring platform TouchCast releases WordPress plugin so users can embed videos into any post Image by: STAN HONDA
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TouchCast has released a WordPress plugin that now lets you embed your video directly into a blog post. Once installed, content creators need only press a button in WordPress’ WYSIWYG editor and insert the TouchCast video URL that they wish to insert. It will be displayed in the [touchcast url] code format as shown in the screenshot below.

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In addition to being able to embed videos, users can also manage whether it plays automatically on load, toggle whether a video will skip to the next after being watched, and adjust the height and width of the video player. The company says that with version 1.0 of the plugin, video files will play on mobile browsers without interactivity. However, in a desktop browser, it will work as originally intended.

TouchCast was founded by Edo Segal, Charley Miller, and Erick Schonfeld. It’s a platform that allows anyone to create engaging and interactive videos without having to pay a studio thousands of dollars to create.

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See related:TouchCast brings its ‘TV studio in a box’ service to Windows desktop devices and TouchCast for iPad brings the ‘future of the Web’ to video-authoring with interactive browsable layers

TouchCast Embed Plugin for WordPress

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