If a picture is worth a thousand words, think about a video. Yes, the video blogging and video sites are the future of internet. A nicely created video can go viral on social media sites easily as compared to any article with thousand words.

Now, before you take your step towards creating a video site, you need a video player which is trust worthy, well known, has a track record & a great support.

Flowplayer fulfills all the requirements you probably need in a video player for your video site be it quality or support.

If you don’t want to make YouTube the owner for your videos and create your own band image Flowplayer provides all you need to get your videos online in a easy way for your audience to access.

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[symple_box style=”boxinfo”]Flowplayer Video Player For WordPress

Coming to our platform WordPress, if you want to create your video site on WordPress CMS, Flowplayer has a great plugin for WordPress which makes it real easy to use the video player easily and effectively.

Flowplayer is HTML5 responsive video player which means it is up to date in terms of codes to make your video site quick and work perfectly on smartphones and tablets like it does on a laptop or desktop.

Flowplayer Plugin Features


This plugin provides you one central place to manage all of your videos effectively. posting a video on your WordPress site with this plugin is real easy.

When setting up a new video, a shortcode gets created so that you can easily insert that particular video into your posts.

Posting a video

Sidebar Widget:

This plugin comes with sidebar widget option, that means you can show a video one your sidebar as per your wish easily.

flowplayer Widget

Your Brand:

The commercial version is free of Flowplayer branding and you can use your logo. The commercial version can be enabled by supplying a license key.

You also have option to select if you want to show logo on your site or only on externally embedded videos.

Flowplayer Settings

Monetize Videos:

Google AdSense for Flowplayer (ASF) allows publishers to monetize their videos by adding advertisements. The ASF plugin works with both Free and Commercial versions of Flowplayer HTML5.

That’s a great feature because everyone wants to earn some decent revenue from the hard work goes into creating those videos.

Flowplayer designer:

Flowplayer designer is a service through which people can upload videos using Flowplayer designer. They transcode the videos for required formats for mobile and browser compatibility and then the videos are streamed from their CDN.

People can then select the uploaded videos in the WP plugin and the WP plugin will stream the videos from their CDN. This is all FREE. A commercial license is only needed if people want to get rid of the flowplayer logo.


Other features:

  • Skin selection with three default Flowplayer skins: Minimalist, Functional and Playful
  • Show your video in any desired player size
  • Subtitles support
  • Google Analytics support for tracking video audience and traffic
  • Playback options: autoplay, loop
  • Include a splash image for your video
  • Video selection using the WordPress 3.5 Media Library
  • Detects the video dimensions for configuring the correct player size

[symple_box style=”boxsucces”]How to Install Flowplayer video player

Installing from the WordPress dashboard:

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ plugins dashboard
  2. Search for ‘Flowplayer5 for WordPress’
  3. Click ‘Install Now’
  4. Activate the plugin on the WordPress Plugin dashboard


Uploading in the WordPress dashboard:

  1. Navigate to the ‘Add New’ plugins dashboard
  2. Navigate to the ‘Upload’ area
  3. Select flowplayer5.zip from your computer
  4. Upload
  5. Activate the plugin on the WordPress Plugin dashboard

Using FTP:

  1. Download flowplayer5.zip
  2. Extract the flowplayer5 directory to your computer
  3. Upload the flowplayer5 directory to your wp-content/plugins directory
  4. Activate the plugin on the WordPress Plugins dashboard


Whenever you choose any service one of the main aspect to look at is “Support”. With Flowplayer you don’t have to worry about that because their team is very active in terms of support be it on WordPress.org plugin support page or their public support forum on flowplayer.org

Way Forward:

Flowplayer team is working on a full blown online video platform, with video transcoding, management and CDN.

The player designer (mentioned above) is a small teaser for the full functionality we will soon release. Subscribe to Indexwp news to keep yourself updated about the future developments & releases by Flowplayer team.


Flowplayer has been one of the best option when it comes to video sites, their future plans looks even more promising “a full blown online video platform” is something we are looking forward to.

Flowplayer designer is a great service for any video site because it allows you to use their CDN. Also, Flowplayer gives you very easy option to brand your videos with your own logo. 

Overall Flowplayer+ WordPress a great combination to make your video site up and running real quick.

Update: The plugin recently go a version update and now the plugin support for playlists making it possible to publish multiple videos in one WordPress post or page.

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Flowplayer HTML5 Responsive Video Player: Review
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6 Responses

    • indexwp

      Thanks for your comment Kaloyan, I’m sure anyone who uses Flowplayer will have a positive feedback.

  1. Alec Kinnear

    Good video player review Dhiraj. Mediaelements.js is okay for the basics but for advanced features one really needs a dedicated pro player.

    The Flowplayer engine is great. We’ve also built a WordPress version called FV Flowplayer 5. Our latest version includes lightbox, playlists, Vimeo Pro hosting, Amazon S3 and Amazon Cloudfront support. We’re always looking to add new features. There’s a crossgrade available for people who already own a Flowplayer.org license.


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