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Simple Silverstream TV Shortcodes


A simple unofficial plugin to embed Silverstream TV videos.

Allows you to use the [silverstream] shortcode in your posts. This is useful
with WordPress multisite installs that prevent iframe and script tags.

Shortcode Usage

[silverstream video_key=”12345″ player_key=”abcdef”]

To load the bespoke player at just enter the URL to the right of the ‘’

So becomes:
[silverstream bespoke_player=”istream_rts” width=”580px”]


  • video_key the iframe ID the video that you want to embed (optional)
  • player_key the Silverstream player key (required)
  • bespoke_player path to the video on Silverstream’s server. Used to load client branded videos (optional)
  • width the width of the iframe (optional, default is 853px)
  • height the height of the iframe (optional, default is 480px)

The width and height attributes should include the metric (e.g. metric, e.g. px, %, em)


  1. Upload simple-silverstream-tv-shortcodes to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


Where do I find my video and player keys?

The video and player keys can be found in the embed code provided by the Silverstream dashboard.

<iframe id="sstv_[video_key]" class="sstv_embed" src="//[player_key]" style="border:none;overflow:hidden;width:853px;max-width:100%;height:480px;" frameborder="0" seamless allowfullscreen webkitAllowFullScreen></iframe>
<script src="//[video_key]&height=480&aspect_ratio=1.7771"></script>
I have found a bug

Please raise a ticket on the issue tracker. Pull requests also accepted!


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Contributors & Developers

“Simple Silverstream TV Shortcodes” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fix couple of issues with iframe ID
  • Fix resolution being set to 480


  • Force load Silverstream videos over HTTPS.
  • Make the video_key attribute optional as not required.


  • Allow loading of bespoke iStream Sliverstream videos using the bespoke_player attribute.
  • Escape iframe and script URLs


  • First public release