TubePress 2.4.3 Released

This is a small maintenance release with a handful of bug fixes – the most important of which being a bug that broke sequential playback of YouTube video galleries. Grab your copy today, and as usual please report any issues in the forum.

Thanks for using TubePress!

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TubePress 2.4.2 Released!

Announcing the immediate availability of TubePress 2.4.2!

The big theme for this release is bug fixes, though there are a few new features such as improved control of sorting and a Polish translation. For a full list of changes, please see the version history.

Download your copy today!

Over the next few weeks I’ll be taking a step back from any major code development. There are pieces of the infrastructure that have fallen behind with the times and need some attention. Specifically, I’ll be upgrading TubePress’s

Finally, I’ll be overhauling the membership area to provide customers with better visibility into their account status and payment history. Stand by for more news on all of this as it’s released.

Thanks for using TubePress!

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TubePress 2.4.2 Release Candidate 1

Announcing the first release candidate for TubePress 2.4.2!

The big theme for this release is bug fixes, though there are a few new features such as improved control of sorting and a Polish translation. For a full list of changes, please see the roadmap.

Please help us test!

  • Users of the free WordPress plugin can download this release from here
  • Pro users can download from the members area on

As usual, please report any trouble with TubePress in the support form. Thanks for using TubePress!

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Recent problems with the Vimeo API

Quite a few users have have reported that their Vimeo galleries have suddenly stopped working. The common error message seems to be

The oauth_signature passed was not valid

The short answer is that I have no explanation why so many signatures would immediately (and concurrently) go bad. It’s definitely an issue on Vimeo’s end, as thousands of TubePress-based Vimeo galleries continue to operate normally.

Until we get a final resolution, here are some steps you can take right now:

  1. Post a comment in the Vimeo API forum, particularly you can add on to this existing thread. The more users that post here, the faster we can get Vimeo’s attention.

  2. Try the troubleshooting steps in the TubePress documentation at Troubleshooting > Server-side > Vimeo OAuth. YMMV.

  3. Star this issue to track updates to the problem. I’ll be posting updates here as I get them.

With luck we should be able to get Vimeo’s attention and get a fix out shortly.

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TubePress 2.4.0 Is Here!

I’m happy to announce that TubePress 2.4.0 is now available for download. This version includes a handful of bug fixes along with a hefty set of new features. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Sequential auto-play
    This TubePress-Pro-only feature allows videos in your gallery to play one after another with no user intervention, much like viewing a playlist on Works with both Vimeo and YouTube!

  • Refactored HTTP Client
    Say goodbye to the dreaded “No matching videos” error! Network problems will now be presented with error messages in plain English

  • HTTPS Support
    Another Pro-only feature, this allows you to serve up YouTube thumbnails and the embedded player over a secure connection. This is crucial for folks using TubePress in an SSL environment. Unfortunately this feature only applies to YouTube at the moment, as Vimeo does not yet offer serving their thumbnails over HTTPS.

  • “Modest” branding and auto-hide of YouTube controls
    Making available the latest features of YouTube’s embedded video player

The entire list of changes can be found here. Thanks to all who reported bugs and provided patches!

As usual, please report any issues you find with this new version in the forum or as a bug report. I’ll be spending the next few days updating the feature showcase as well as the documentation. I hope you enjoy this new version!

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TubePress 2.4.0 Release Candidate 1

Announcing the immediate availability of the first release candidate of TubePress 2.4.0! This release is not intended for production environments but is stable enough for rigorous testing. For a list of changes in version 2.4.0, please see the TubePress roadmap. Due to the large number of changes since version 2.2.9, there will likely be one more RC before 2.4.0 final is released.

As usual, please report any issues encountered with this version in the support forum or as a bug report. Enjoy!

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Downloading DropBox – Temporarily Unavailable

UPDATE: This issue appears to have been resolved

An astute TubePress Pro user noted in the forum that the Shadowbox.js downloads seem to be temporarily unavailable. Looks like this is a known issue, but it remains unclear as to how long the service outage will last.

This affects TubePress Pro users who’d like to use Shadowbox.js, as it’s not bundled with TubePress Pro due to licensing limitations. The good news is that there’s a fairly simple workaround…

  1. Download the latest (free) version of the WordPress plugin and unzip it.
  2. Copy the files at tubepress/sys/ui/static/players/shadowbox/lib into your TubePress Pro installation at tubepress_pro_x_y_z/sys/ui/static/players/shadowbox/lib

As usual, feel free to post in the forum if you need assistance!

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What’s Cookin’?

As some of you may know, TubePress uses both Google Code and GitHub to support development activities. I think each of the sites have their strengths and weaknesses, so at least for the time being I’m happy to use both.

If you’re curious as to what’s happening with TubePress between releases, there are a few resources available for you to check out.

  1. Roadmap. This wiki page will always contain the bugs and features on target for the next version.
  2. Issues. The current list of open bugs and feature requests. Tickets with the most votes will be implemented first. Feel free to vote on features or submit a new ticket!
  3. Commit History. The raw list of commits. This is mostly up to date, though I often do a week or more of development locally before I push back to GitHub.

So next time you’re wondering what’s brewing for TubePress, these resources will hopefully provide some insight.

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TubePress 2.2.8 Released

Today I’m happy to announce the release of TubePress 2.2.8. This version addresses a handful of bugs – including a critical problem with PHP 5.3.7+ – and initial support for IE9. You can find a full list of changes here.

Please download your copy today. And as usual, report any problems in the support forum. Thank you for using TubePress!

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Service Disruption [Resolved]

UPDATE: This issue has been resolved.

I’m aware of the recent (past 12 hours) broken connectivity to both the Pro downloads and the user forum. My hosting company has been alerted of the problem and I’m waiting on their feedback.

I apologize for the inconvenience. If you are a TubePress Pro customer, please email me and I can provide you with you the latest download.

Stand by for updates!

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