Video authoring platform TouchCast recently released the beta version of a plugin that will allow you to embed a fully functional TouchCast video into a WordPress post.
Rapidly growing since its launch in 2013, TouchCast allows people to create and watch videos that are layered with live web pages, YouTube clips, Twitter streams, and other digital touchpoints that viewers can expand and manipulate with their fingers. The folks at TouchCast call themselves “the next phase of the internet’s evolution.” Their free creative suite makes it easy for anyone—from a first-time blogger to a movie studio—to create multi-layered and hyperinteractive videos.
Once you create a TouchCast video and decide that you want to embed it into a WordPress post, the process is simple: all you need is your TouchCast video URL.
Version 1.0 of the plugin will allow users to modify the height and width of the video player, adjust automatic play settings, and toggle whether or not the video will skip to next after being played. The plugin does not yet support interactive functions on mobile devices (although the video alone will play), but the reviews of the beta version are favorable and the development is ongoing.
To learn more and download the plugin, go here.
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