deTube – Professional Video WordPress Theme

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Current Version: 1.4.5 (2013.08.15)

deTube is a Professional Responsive Video WordPress Theme designed for video site, video blog video Portal. This theme will help you get a professional video site up and running quickly, it is inspired by the popular websites: YouTube, Vimeo and Dribbble. No modest to say that it is the most powerful video WordPress theme so far.

Demo 1
This is a demo of the video site based on the deTube Theme, in this demo, default single video post layout and default home featured content layout is full width.

Demo 2
This is a demo of the News/Magazine site based on the deTube Theme, in this demo, default single video post layout and default home featured content layout is 2 Columns.

Version 1.4 – Compatible with WordPress 3.6

Notice: Please update your WordPress to 3.6 before you’re going to update deTube to >= 1.4.

This version of deTube is compatible with latest WordPress 3.6. So far the deTube can works with 4 players:

And you can choose one of them as your default player for self hosted videos.

As of 1.4, we added footbar layout option, please select a layout for your footbar via “Theme Options -> General -> Footer Settings”, then re-configure widgets on “Appearance -> Widgets” page.

Upgrading to 1.3.7

WARNING:To upgrade to deTube 1.3.7, if you have buddypress installed:

  • First, please update your BuddyPress to 1.7 or higher.
  • Method 1: The easiest way is deactivate and delete older deTube theme, then re-install the new version.
  • Method 2: If reinstalling does not suit you such as you modified the theme, so you need to delete your old buddypress templates below from the theme folder, the related folders and files
    1. Folders: “bp/”, “members/”, “activity/”, “forums/”, “groups/” and “registration/”.
    2. Files: bp-functions.php

Delete the older “Video Thumbnails for deTube” plugin and use official “Video Thumbnails” plugin.

Version 1.3.6 – Compatible with Post Views Count plugin

Due to some users reported WP Postviews plugin have CPU overload problem and some hosting is not allowed to use it, we made the theme ALSO compatible with another views plugin – Post Views Count since 1.3.6. there is something you may would like to know:

  • The Post Views Count plugin support views in days, weeks, months and years.
  • If you switch the plugin from WP Postviews to Post Views Count, the views will not lost.
  • If you switch the plugin from WP Postviews to Post Views Count, just deactivate WP Postviews and activate Post Views Count, DO NOT click “UNINSTALL WP-PostViews” button, otherwise your views will be lost and back to zero.
  • The WP Postviews plugin can still work with our theme, you can use one of them.

Version 1.3 – BuddyPress Compatible Now

deTube 1.3 is out the door, it’s compatible with BuddyPress now, it’s also compatible with JW Player WordPress Plugin.

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Version 1.2 – Responsive Now

deTube 1.2 is here, this version comes with a few improvements and bug fixes but the biggest by far is that the deTube theme is now responsive!

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Version 1.1 – Fully Ready for News/Magazine sites

deTube 1.1 is here and out the door, it could also be used for news/magazine sites now. This version includes significant improvements to custom home featured content layout, flexible single post layout, more custom page templates, and make some of the functions to optional. For more infomation, please see the changelog for 1.1 at the bottom of this page.

Note: please read theme documentation for upgrading 1.0 to 1.1

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Modular Home Page

You can add UNLIMITED section boxes to home page, and drag section boxes to change their order. For each section box, you can configure the post query arguments, title, link, and layout view etc. You can also insert custom content before/after this box, such as your advertising code.

Automatic Video thumbnail

The deTube theme integrate a modified version of WordPress plugin Video Thumbnail, it will auto generate thumbnails for the video from pupular video site like Youtube, Vimeo etc, of course the “Feature Image” is also supported.

Autoplay Video

This theme will autoplay video from Youtube and Vimeo or Self Hosted Video.

Self Hosted Video(Cross-Browser and Cross-Platform)

The deTube theme integrate open source jQuery plugin jPlayer for self hosted video support.

Sortable Videos & Switchable Layout View

Sortable Videos: The visitors can sort your videos by Date, Title, Views, Likes and Comments.
Switchable Layout View: 6 view types is supported.

Ajax inline Video Player with “List Large” View

When viewing a video archive page that displayed in “List Large” layout view, the video thumbnail will be displayed by default rather than display all video player, if you click a thumbnail, the video will load with ajax and autoplay.

Ajax Video Slider on Homepage

Displays the featured videos with carousel effect and ajax slider on home page.

Displays the featured videos with carousel effect on category pages.

3 Ways to Embed Video Easily
  1. Video File: Embed Self Hosted Video only need paste your video file url
  2. Video URL: Auto-Embed videos by the url from popular video sites like YouTube, Vimeo and many others.
  3. Video Code: Embed video by raw video code(object, embed of iframe).
Theme built-in “Like” and “Share” feature

Like: Built-in like featured, support logged-in users and guests, also include a page template for displaying user’s liked videos.
Share: Integrate AddThis button code.

6 Custom Widgets
  • Post List Widget: Display a wide variety of post list : Recent Posts, Most Commented Posts, Most Liked Posts, Most Viewed Posts, Featured Posts, Random Posts, Posts by User, Posts by category and much more.
  • Recent Comments Widget: Display most recent comments with avatar and excerpt.
  • Latest Tweets Widget: Display latest tweets.
  • User Bio Widget Display “Biographical Info” of a user.
  • Advertising Widget: Display ad image or ad code.
  • Single Post Stats Widget: Display stats(comments/views/likes) for single post.
Multi-User Support

If you want to Create a Video Community on WordPress, this theme is also ready for you.

  • If your site is allowed to register, a ‘Sign Up’ button, ‘Login in’ button and dropdown login form will displayed in the header area.
  • The User Navigation will shown when a user is logged in.
  • Each user has a profile page displayed their infomation, added videos and liked videos.


  • Easy to use theme options, drag&drop panel.
  • Integrate ‘WP Postviews’ and ‘WP Pagenavi’
  • Backgrond patterns: 14 Preset background patterns and Custom background pattern is also supported
  • Custom ‘Post’ Labels: You can change the labels of WordPress built-in post type ‘post’, to ‘Video’, or whatever you want to name it.
  • Custom contact methods ‘twitter’, ‘facebbok’ and ‘location’ on edit profile page
  • Built-in related videos
  • Custom menus support & CSS3 Drop-Down Menus
  • Toggle “More/Less” video info
  • Custom login logo
  • Custom rss url
  • Threaded comments
  • Social navigation
  • Footer navigation
  • Custom code in head and footer
  • Login form & account navigation
  • Custom text for copyright&credits
  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • Compatible with WordPress 3.4
  • Localisation support(.po/.mo file)
  • Carefully handcrafted
  • Extensive Documentation
  • much more…

Credits and Copyrights


All videos used in deTube demo are copyrighted to their respective owners. These video from popular video site YouTube, Vimeo etc.

Screen shots

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Originally posted 2013-08-27 16:40:08.