When working on Wordpress websites I sometimes have to deal with Wordpress hosts who either allow only a few gigabyte of upload every month or cap the bandwith at just a few megabyte / second. Using the Theta Video platform would be a cheaper alternative for a lot of users than using other video hosting platforms or switching Wordpress hosts.
This plugin opens the way to millions of users, as over 30% of the websites are using Wordpress.
What it does
It allows users to automatically upload a video to the API and it will automatically stream the video from the API when the upload and transcoding has finished. This allows the user to work worry-free on their pages and posts.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
I only started working on this idea about a month before the submission deadline, I hadn't used PHP in quite some time, nor did I ever do any Wordpress plugin development so I had to read quite a lot of doc and had to debug quite a lot due to me not being used to neither PHP nor Wordpress development.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I managed to learn the basics of Wordpress plugin development in quite a short time.
What I learned
Basic understanding of Wordpress plugin development and a deeper understanding of the Theta Video API.
What's next for Theta Video Plugin
There will be some QoL features and improvements soon, i.e. adding a customizable player and support uploading from localhost. In addition, if there are any requests from the community / users, I'll add them depending on how feasible and usable those features are.