This plugin lets you easily add block native videos to your WordPress sites
Stream videos natively without ads or recommended videos
Minimal streaming costs based on engagement and views
Easily add videos to your pages with no technical or video expertise needed
* Please Note *
This plugin requires an account on Cloudflare.com to upload and stream videos. Existing Cloudflare Stream users will be able to retrieve videos from their Stream library from the WordPress editor. Currently only users with the “administrator” role can leverage some features.
Cloudflare Stream Video
Signup for a free or paid account on Cloudflare.com
Change your DNS settings to Cloudflare
Enable Stream from the Cloudflare dashboard
Install the Stream for WordPress plugin
Add API exchange keys
1) Do I need a Cloudflare account to use this plugin?
Yes. Sign up for a free or paid Cloudflare plan that maps to your site’s domain address. Once your account is activated, you can obtain the API key to enable the plugin.
2) Is there a cost to use this plugin?
Stream charges for storage and views based on minutes. Storage costs $5 per thousand minutes worth of video content. As videos get watched, incremental costs of $1 per thousand minutes viewed apply. These costs are in addition to any other Cloudflare free or paid subscription plan you signed up.
3) My site is already connected to Cloudflare, can I use this?
Yes. If you are already a Stream user you only need to activate the plugin using the API key. If you haven’t enabled Stream yet, login to your Cloudflare account and enable the feature to receive an API activation key for the plugin.
4) Can I use this plugin to deliver live streams?
No. Stream only supports on-demand video streaming.
5) How is this different from using an embedded YouTube player link?
Stream lets you own and control the video viewing experience and is ideal for videos that require a paid subscription.
If you're using the block editor and want to use CloudFlare Stream to host your videos, this might be useful (although it looks like there's no way to set a posterframe, which would be a problem for us since it can't be done on the CloudFlare Stream dashboard either)... for those of us who don't use the block editor, it's pointless.
I was hoping to have something that would integrate with the Media Library so that we could access our videos from either the Classic editor or the page builder we use. No such luck.
Has anyone found a plugin that will integrate CloudFlare Stream videos into the Media Library interface?
2.This plugin has so much potential, but for some reason I cannot make it so a person can ONLY upload. I know, I seen that before (upload only option) but I've now tried each user role and it either has upload or stream only. I DON'T WANT EVERY USER BEING ABE TO VIEW EVERY USERS POST IN TH STREAM LIBRARY. Please I'd appreciate any help.
1.I just added this plugin and configured it. So far I got mixed reviews and overall it is still a good plugin. A plus is I can see all the videos I uploaded through stream in my WordPress media library. A negative is it seems to only work with Gutenberg editor. I will be back to give a full review once I test it out some more
You upload videos one at a time through the block. Videos then appear in the media library but you can only add them to posts using the block that the plugin provides. You can't then use them in other ways once they're uploaded which is annoying.
Also, videos uploaded directly to Stream don't appear, so you have to upload them via the block which means you can't bulk upload.
Also, the Cloudflare stream dashboard is pretty basic.
So this approach is fine if you're using a small number of videos but it's not ideal if you are working with a lot of videos as you have to do a lot of individual work for each video.
So this plugin doesn't actually make life any easier, quicker etc. It's just a different way of doing something with no added efficiencies or benefits. So I wouldn't recommend using it, even though it worked fine within the limitations I've described.
I am instead just uploading videos directly to Stream and then embedding them using the code they provide. This method is quicker as you can bulk upload and it's also more versatile as you can use the videos outside of the block editor.
I'm happy to amend this review if and when it improves.