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Embed customized playful content from into your WordPress site

The Playbuzz plugin enables you to quickly add interactive content to your WordPress site. You can seamlessly embed a Playbuzz item you’ve created or select any user-generated item from the Playbuzz network. The Playbuzz network consists of thousands of items that can compliment any theme or topic, including items from premium publishers like TIME, Huffington Post, The Telegraph, CNBC, and more.

The Playbuzz plugin provides WordPress site owners with a simple and user-friendly way to incorporate Playbuzz items directly in their Wordpress site. It’s never been easier to feature formats like Video Snaps, Countdowns, Polls and Quizzes on your website or blog. The Playful Content available through the Playbuzz WordPress plugin appears natively within your site. The items are optimized for both mobile and web and are known to significantly boost user engagement and time spent on site.


  • Quickly find and embed relevant Playbuzz items in your site - all without leaving your edit screen.
  • Browse your own published items or search the Playbuzz network for content created by other users, brands, and publishers
  • Refine results by content category, format, popularity and creation date.
  • Automate the plugin to display only the content relevant to your site, by using tag filters.

How to Embed Playbuzz Items

  • New! Use Playbuzz’s instant search panel to search and browse Playful Content from the Playbuzz network. Simply find an item that you like and embed it directly in your post without leaving the editor.
  • Choose any item (or create your own!) from, copy the item’s URL, and paste it into your HTML editor. Then simply click over to the visual editor to confirm that the item loads properly.
  • For advanced customization, the plugin supports shortcodes.

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  1. playbuzz screenshot 1

    Plugin "Getting Started" screen.

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    Click the blue Playbuzz button in the visual-editor to discover Playful content.

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    Select one of our featured items or search for an item you want.

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    Embedding Playbuzz item will be presented in the visual-editor with rest of the content.

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    Click the item to customize the item settings (e.g item info ; sharing ; comments).

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    Switching to the text-editor will present the simple shortcode in use.


  1. In your WordPress Dashboard go to "Plugins" -> "Add Plugin".
  2. Search for "Playbuzz".
  3. Install the plugin by pressing the "Install" button.
  4. Activate the plugin by pressing the "Activate" button.
  5. Configure the plugin by going to the "Settings" -> "Playbuzz".


  • Use WordPress automatic updates to upgrade to the latest version. Ensure to backup your site just in case.

Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress version 3.9 or greater.
  • PHP version 5.2.4 or greater.
  • MySQL version 5.0 or greater.

Recommended Requirements

  • Latest WordPress version.
  • PHP version 5.4 or greater.
  • MySQL version 5.5 or greater.

0.9.6 (2017-01-03)

  • Bug fixes
  • Loading time performance improvments

0.9.5 (2016-12-05)

  • Support for Instant Article plugin

0.9.4 (2016-10-26)

  • Deprecated embedding of recommendations widget

0.9.3 (2016-07-17)

  • Fixed a bug which preventing items to be fetched correctly in https
  • Added the ability to search for items by pasting the full URL
  • Rebranded the plugin with new logo and screenshots

0.9.2 (2016-06-05)

  • Fixed a bug which prevented items from applying customized settings to individual items
  • Added the new Convo format

0.9.1 (2016-03-28)

  • Added Playbuzz's new formats to the filtering options
  • Switched to a new discovery API

0.9.0 (2015-06-dd)

  • Security: Harden JS code using dom construction instead of string construction to prevent possible XSS
  • Minimum Requirements: WordPress 3.9 or greater
  • Code review by for " VIP" clients

0.8.1 (2015-05-25)

  • Bug Fix: Improve Playbuzz API request - in the visual editor and the playbuzz edit popup, show items written in all languages

0.8.0 (2015-05-05)

  • Admin: Add your username to browse your personal items from within the WordPress visual editor
  • Admin: Add feedback form validation
  • Visual Editor: Add "My Items" tab to playbuzz search popup
  • Visual Editor: Stretch popup height to the max (search popup and item settings popup)
  • i18n: Full Internationalization support with new translation strings for all the JS files

0.7.1 (2015-04-29)

  • Bug Fix: Improve Playbuzz API request - when creating an item in playbuzz, now you can see it instantly in your WordPress dashboard

0.7.0 (2015-04-06)

  • Bug Fix: Resolve JS issues with item popup when clicking multiple times "Cancel" and "Update Item" buttons
  • Bug Fix: Resolve all "undefined index" notices in shortcodes
  • Bug Fix: Now the plugin works even if the user didn't saved any site settings
  • Security: Prevent direct access to php files
  • Security: Add more escaping HTML for input attributes
  • Admin: Don't use email's to submit feedback
  • Admin: Add "Gallery Quiz" type to Playbuzz search filters
  • Readme: Add release dates to all the versions in the changelog
  • Readme: Add "Upgrade Notices" to relevant versions
  • Code review by for " VIP" clients

0.6.0 (2015-03-02)

  • Admin: Complete redesign of "Getting Started" tab
  • Admin: Complete redesign of "Site Settings" tab
  • Admin: Rename the "Help" tag to "Shortcodes"
  • Admin: Added a Feedback tab that allow easy contact with Playbuzz
  • Visual Editor: Add search popup to discover playful items - No need to search on anymore!
  • Visual Editor: Update the item settings popup
  • Visual Editor: Replace the generic shortcode placeholder image with individual item thumbnail that can be seen on the Visual Editor
  • Shortcodes: Add 'data-provider' parameter for better debugging
  • Security: Prevent direct access to sub-folders
  • Performance improvements
  • Minor bug fixes

0.5.0 (2014-12-07)

  • oEmbed: Add Playbuzz oEmbed support to WordPress, to embed items using nothing but a URL
  • Security: Use 'https' everywhere
  • Security: Don't allow directly file call
  • Update all the graphics - logo's, icons, images, screen shots ect
  • Minimum Requirements: WordPress 3.7 or greater

0.4.1 (2014-11-16)

  • Shortcodes: Add 'data-links' parameter to allow user's to open clicked items in new pages

0.4.0 (2014-10-30)

  • Visual Editor: Add Playbuzz button to the visual editor, making it easy to create customizable Playbuzz shortcodes
  • Visual Editor: Inside the visual editor, replace Playbuzz shortcodes with a placeholder image to indicate visually where the item will be embedded
  • Visual Editor: Show shortcode settings popup when clicking the Playbuzz shortcodes placeholder image
  • Uninstall: Delete site option in multisite installation
  • i18n: Update hebrew (he_IL) translation

0.3.4 (2014-10-21)

  • Admin: UI css fix for older WordPress version (3.7 and before)
  • Admin: Fix debug mode notices
  • Widget: Fix undefined widget default values
  • Widget: Use 6 consistent tags across the plugin
  • Widget: Use page dropdown in the recommendations widget

0.3.3 (2014-10-14)

  • Widget: Use page dropdown in the recommendations widget

0.3.2 (2014-10-05)

  • Widget: Add 'links' parameter to the recommendations widget

0.3.1 (2014-09-11)

  • Bug fix: after update to version 0.3.0, no "embeddedon' defined ; the content not shown, unless you actively go to the plugin setting page and press "save changes" ; this fix shows the embedded content without going to the settings page

0.3.0 (2014-09-11)

  • Verified compatibility up to WordPress 4.0
  • Admin: Setting page design overhaul
  • New shortcodes: [playbuzz-item url=""]
  • New shortcodes: [playbuzz-section tag=""]
  • Old shortcodes are still in use for backwards compatibility
  • New option to control the "WordPress Theme Visibility"
  • Update all embed scripts
  • Use embed scripts in CDN
  • i18n: Fix translation bug
  • i18n: Update hebrew (he_IL) translation

0.2.0 (2014-04-09)

  • Verified compatibility up to WordPress 3.8.2
  • Added new categories!
  • Separate control for Comments and Share Buttons (Previous Social settings is obsolete)
  • Websites with top floating bars can now set margin for Playbuzz score bar

0.1.5 (2014-03-21)

  • Bug fix: Allow to embed code in post and pages (not only posts)
  • i18n: Better Internationalization (I18n) support
  • i18n: Update hebrew (he_IL) translation

0.1.4 (2014-03-06)

  • Enabled the embedding of Playful hub in pages rather than posts only
  • Fixed an issue with EditorsPick tags

0.1.3 (2014-02-20)

  • Solved a problem with WordPress installation on IIS

0.1.2 (2014-02-13)

  • Widget: Playbuzz widget now support a title
  • Admin: Activation/Deactivation saves settings
  • Readme: Added FAQ section

0.1.1 (2014-01-28)

  • Admin: Improved plugin installations scripts
  • Admin: Added helpers in the plugin's settings page
  • Readme: Updated readme with new information

0.1.0 (2014-01-15)

  • Initial release
  • Widget: Playbuzz recommendations and related playful content links
  • Shortcodes: [playbuzz-game] / [playbuzz-post]
  • Shortcodes: [playbuzz-hub] / [playbuzz-archive]
  • Shortcodes: [playbuzz-related] / [playbuzz-recommendations]
  • Admin: Settings Page - API Key, data provider, ect.
  • Admin: Playbuzz Games - configure the playful games
  • Admin: Playbuzz Recommendations - insert related playful content links and recommendations to posts header/footer
  • Admin: Shortcodes documentation

Why should I embed content from the Playbuzz network?

Interactive, visual content is a proven way to increase engagement on your blog or website. You can create your own Playbuzz item or select an item from our network of world-class publishing partners or community creators. We feature engaging items that address many popular topics, including sports, entertainment, news, and politics. Embedding a Playbuzz item on your WordPress site will increase your site’s engagement and performance, including page views, ad impressions, time on page, time on site, pages per visit, social media share rates and more. Above all, these items enhance your site’s content offering in an extremely engaging and share-worthy way.

Can Playbuzz help increase the shareability of my WordPress site?

Absolutely! We obviously can’t guarantee that you’ll get millions of pageviews, but our content platform is optimized to encourage maximum sharing. Embeds powered by our plugin include the option to share each content item on social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Any click on these share buttons will create a share link directing users to your website.

Does Playbuzz work on mobile and tablet versions of my site?

Yes. Playbuzz's UI is responsive and mobile friendly.

Can I create my own content?

You bet! And the plugin makes it incredibly easy to find your own items created in a dedicated tab interface. We encourage you to use our free platform to create original content here:

Will this plugin slow down my website?

Nope. Test it and see for yourself. Playbuzz uses a large, efficient content delivery network to ensure super-fast load times.

How do I embed Playbuzz content?

The WordPress plugin supports two ways to embed Playbuzz content: For basic use, you can search for content from within the plugin, or embed content you’ve already found simply by pasting its URL into the text editor. Advanced users can use Playbuzz shortcodes using attributes to customize embed settings.

I’m using an older version of WordPress, and I have a lot of plugins installed. I’ve upgraded the Playbuzz plugin, but some of the features seem to not be working. What should I do?

To work around this issue, go to the Plugins panel, click “Deactivate” under the Playbuzz plugin, re-activate the plugin, and you should be all set.

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Version 0.9.6

Requires WordPress version: 3.9 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.5.6

Last Updated 04 Jan 2017

Date Added: 21 Jan 2014

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