WordPress may be 20 years old, but the CMS software is still hugely relevant two decades after its initial introduction. WordPress now powers over 43% of the World Wide Web. You read that right: for every website you visit — maybe even your own — there’s a fair chance that it is, in some way, powered by WordPress.
Unfortunately, the WordPress media library doesn’t provide much support in the way of video. It’s easy enough to upload video content, but there’s no concept of video transcoding, HLS renditions, or other performance improvements for your video content. That’s where Mux comes in — but, historically, we haven’t had a great way to integrate with WordPress.
We’re glad to share that our partners at 2Coders are bringing a third-party Mux Video Plugin to the WordPress ecosystem. This plugin is a great solution for small developers, agencies building (and reusing) solutions for clients, and for major WordPress VIP sites in particular. This is a great solution for news and editorial properties to quickly bring live, on-demand, and user-generated video to existing properties.
Here’s Marija Nikolova, Marketing Specialist at 2Coders, to share more about the new plugin.
If you are seeking to incorporate video content into your WordPress website, the Mux Video Plugin by 2Coders is a great solution that promises a smooth video streaming experience.
In this guide, we'll walk you through the easy installation process and highlight the features that make the Mux Video Plugin the ideal choice for video content on WordPress.
Let's explore what makes this plugin a game-changer:
- Instant synchronization: Sync seamlessly with your Mux account and player for an uninterrupted streaming experience.
- Simple video uploading and previews: No more video upload headaches. The Mux Video Plugin by 2Coders fits smoothly into your WordPress dashboard, simplifying video management.
- Catalog management: Take charge of your content with drag-and-drop functionality, categorization, filtering, tagging, and intuitive reordering options.
- Easy entry editing: Make quick edits to video entries, including previewing content and adding titles, descriptions, and cover images.
- Optimized video streaming: With the Mux Video Plugin's advanced technology, your videos will always look their best. Adaptive streaming and automatic optimization ensure smooth playback, whatever your viewer's internet speed is.
- Customizable player: Make your videos truly yours by tailoring the video player to match your website's design. Choose from a variety of player themes and options.
- Custom stream domains: Tailor your streaming experience by using custom domains of your choice, making your content uniquely yours.
- Secure video streaming: Protect your content with confidence by implementing secure streaming through signed URLs.
- Real-time analytics: Get deep insights with the Mux analytics feature into how your audience engages with your videos. Monitor video performance, viewer behavior, and more to fine-tune your content strategy.
- Developer friendly: If you're tech savvy, you'll love the Mux Video Plugin's developer-friendly features. Customize and integrate it seamlessly into your existing workflows.
Before we get started, it's essential to make sure your WordPress setup meets the necessary requirements. To use the Mux Video Plugin, you'll need:
- WordPress 5.9 or newer
- PHP version 7.0 or higher
- MySQL version 5.0 or higher
Ready to get started? Follow these simple steps:
- Download the Plugin: Download the .zip file from the 2coders official website and upload it to WordPress using the upload button and then click activate
- Activate the plugin: After the installation, you'll see a message about installing the plugin from an uploaded file. Click "Activate Plugin" to bring it to life.
And there you have it! With the Mux Video Plugin by 2Coders up and running, you're all set to create an engaging video experience on your WordPress website. Start today and watch your viewership grow!