February 11th, 2008
Do you “follow” me on Twitter? If you do, then you definitely know that over the last few weeks I’ve been working on a video commenting plugin for WordPress powered by Viddler’s API.
Update: This plugin is now available to everyone!
I’m happy to announce that as of ten minutes ago, we’ve distributed a private-beta to a few friends that use WordPress. Having worked on this quite a bit I’m happy to get it into other’s hands, even if they come back with a ton of bugs for me to fix, at least it will allow me the feedback to make the plugin better.
If you use WordPress and are interested in allowing your audience to comment with video, and you didn’t get an email from me today, contact me and I’ll be glad to get you a beta copy of the plugin. We’re eager to get people using it, but we just want to make sure we’ve dotted our Ts and crossed our… you get the idea.
Within a few days I’ll be writing more about this plugin on The Viddler Spotlight, the company blog, and by that time the plugin will be freely downloadable from our site for you to use. I’ll then provide some development notes, how we pulled it off, and other tidbits. For now, if you’re interested in working with flash-video online, look no further than Viddler’s API.
To test the plugin click “Record a video comment?” below the comment form. This will paste the appropriate code into the comment form to include your video. See, I told you it was simple.
Update: Thanks to all that have emailed me and commented so far. This last test has truly been very fruitful. I was able to squash a bunch of bugs last night, and I’m hoping to put the hammer to a few this morning. I’m expecting to release 1.0 beta 2 early this afternoon so please update your respective blogs when it comes out. Again, if you’d like to beta test this plugin, just send me an email.
Update 2: Looking for more testers. Version 1.0 beta 5 is now in the hands of the current group of beta testers and appears to be really stable. I’d like to expand the number of blogs this is installed on by about double the number of blogs we have currently. Anyone interested should comment below or send me an email. Thanks again everyone for testing this out.