I love extension models and when software allows for easy extensions it makes a world of a difference in adoption. I have been looking for ways to extend WordPress (my blog) and more specifically at the code level. I found that the Shortcode API stuff is exactly what I am looking for! What I wanted to do is start using YouTube as my video host – I know, I should have done this years ago. I then followed this simple article and viola, I was able to embed my YouTube feed into my videos page.
So my plan is to post a bunch of “Quick Tip” videos to YouTube. The videos will be around 30 seconds to two minutes long and will be very quick and to the point. I am still undecided on whether I will blog about each video or just let YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook be my advertising approach. I guess a single post for each wouldn’t hurt – what do you think?
Back to the cool part…
What is also cool is you can put the feed on any page or post with the basic syntax:
[youtubefeed user=”bobbalfe” limit=”3″ height=”200″ width=”250″ ]