How to Loop YouTube Videos to Play Repeatedly

Have you ever wanted to play a YouTube video repeatedly in a loop? Maybe it’s a song, a TV show, a kids video, music video, something funny, whatever it is, you’d like to play it repeatedly on a loop. WhileYouTube is generally designed to play a video once and then either stop playing or move onto another different video in a playlist automatically, a hidden feature allows YouTube users to replay any video in an infinite loop, without having to turn to any tricks, funky third party websites, shady downloads, or anything else. The new YouTube looping playback feature is built right into the browser based player and is easy to use.

 

To loop a video with YouTube for infinitely repeated play, be sure you are using a modern web browser. Whether that is Chrome, Safari, or Firefox doesn’t matter, as long as it’s a new version, it should support the looping video feature. The loop trick also works the same on any operating system, so it shouldn’t matter if you’re on Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux. The rest is really easy and it works with any video or movie that is on YouTube or from YouTube, even if they’re embedded in a webpage.

How to Set a Playing YouTube Video to Loop Repeatedly

  1. Open any web browser and visit any YouTube video, for example purposes you can use the embedded video below which plays 9 seconds of crickets chirping (exciting!), or click here to load the same video in a new window
  2. Start playing the video as usual, then right-click (or two-finger click on a Mac trackpad) on the video as it’s playing to bring up a hidden menu of options, choose “Loop” from this popup menu
  3. Here is the embedded short YouTube sample video of crickets chirping to test this out easily, just play the video, right-click, and choose “Loop” to try the looping playback feature out right now on this very webpage.
  4. The video will now play repeatedly in a loop, you can pause or stop the video as usual or right-click and choose “Loop” again to uncheck the looping playback feature and stop the movie from repeatedly playing

 

 

How to Loop YouTube Videos to Play Repeatedly

How to Loop YouTube Videos to Play Repeatedly

 

This is a great feature that is not yet well known, but it’s quite useful for obvious reasons and should be appreciated by many YouTube viewers for all kinds of videos.

If you’re not sure how this all works, the tutorial below will demonstrate how to loop the above example YouTube video with this easy trick:

Video Tutorial

There doesn’t appear to be any limitations on the video loops or on any videos themselves, you can loop long videos or short videos, videos belonging to someone else or uploaded yourself from iOS or from OS X, it doesn’t matter, if it’s on YouTube it will have the loop feature. This can be great if you want to repeatedly play an album or song on YouTube, or the same show, or some nice scenery for a screen saver or mood video, the use cases are wide. Enjoy!

Note that at the moment this appears to be limited to desktop versions of YouTube, so Android and iPhone users won’t yet have the ability (that we’re aware of, post in the comments if you figure out how to loop on mobile devices without apps or websites!), so if you were hoping to repeatedly play a YouTube video in the background on the iPhone on a loop, you’ll have to just start the video over again when it finishes, as the feature is not yet implemented on the mobile side of things.

How to Add an Author’s Avatar Photo in WordPress

Do you want to add an author’s photo in WordPress? By default, most WordPress themes display an author’s gravatar image as their profile photo. But what if you wanted to replace the gravatar image with an actual author photo? In this article, we will show you how to easily add an author’s photo in WordPress.






When Do You Need Custom Author Photo in WordPress?

If you run a single author WordPress site, then you can just use an image widget to add your photo and an about page with more information.

On the other hand, if you run a multi-author WordPress site, then you may need to add an author bio box at the end of your articles. Author bio box typically shows an author’s profile photo, brief bio, and links to their website or social profiles.

By default, most WordPress themes display an author’s gravatar image as their author photo. However, sometimes an author may not have a gravatar image or they may not want to use it as an author image on your website.

Having said that, let’s see how to easily add author photo in WordPress and allow authors to upload a photo to their profile.

Video Tutorial







If you don’t like the video or need more instructions, then continue reading.

Adding an Author Photo in WordPress

First thing you need to do is install and activate the WP User Avatar plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, the plugin will add a new menu item labeled Avatars in your WordPress admin bar. Clicking on it will take you to the plugin’s settings page.

WP User Avatar settings

Here you can choose how you want to display the user avatars on your WordPress website.

By default, this plugin allows users with at least an Author role to upload their own profile photo. You can change that and allow contributors and subscribers as well.

It also allows you to completely disable Gravatar on your WordPress site and only use local avatars.

Once you are comfortable with the settings, go ahead and click on save changes button to save them.

Now you can go to Users page and click on the edit butt

Don’t forget to click on the ‘Update profile’ button to save your changes.

Similarly, users on your WordPress site will be able to upload their photos by editing their user profile.






Now you can visit your website to see the plugin in action.

It will start showing local avatar as author photo for the articles. If a user does not add an author photo, then it will show their gravatar image.

 

If a user doesn’t have an author photo or gravatar image, then it will fallback to the default gravatar image. You can add a branded custom gravatar image to be used as fallback image.

We hope this article helped you learn how to add an author’s photo in WordPress. You may also want to see our guide on how to allow users to submit posts to your WordPress site.

on below a username.

On the edit user screen, scroll down to the bottom, and you will see the Avatar section. You can click on the ‘Choose Image’ button to upload the user photo.

 

The 101 Most Useful Websites

Here are some of the most useful websites on the internet that you may not know about. These web sites, well most of them, solve at least one problem really well and they all have simple web addresses (URLs) that you can memorize thus saving you a trip to Google.

Most Useful Websites

And if you find this list useful, also check out the expanded version – The Most Useful Websites – which now offers a collection of 150+ undiscovered and incredibly useful websites to enhance your productivity.

THE MOST USEFUL WEBSITES AND WEB APPS

  1. ctrlq.org/screenshots – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops.
  2. dictation.io – online voice recognition in the browser itself.
  3. zerodollarmovies.com – find full-length movies on YouTube.
  4. screenr.com – record movies of your desktop and send them straight to YouTube.
  5. goo.gl – shorten long URLs and convert URLs into QR codes.
  6. unfurlr.come – find the original URL that’s hiding behind a short URL.
  7. qClock – find the local time of a city using Google Maps.
  8. copypastecharacter.com – copy special characters that aren’t on your keyboard.
  9. codeacademy.com – the best place to learn coding online.
  10. lovelycharts.com – create flowcharts, network diagrams, sitemaps, etc.
  11. iconfinder.com – find icons of all sizes.
  12. office.com – download templates, clipart and images for your Office documents.
  13. followupthen.com – the easiest way to setup email reminders.
  14. jotti.org – scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses.
  15. wolframalpha.com – gets answers directly without searching   – see more wolfram tips.
  16. printwhatyoulike.com – print web pages without the clutter.
  17. ctrlq.save – save online files to Dropbox or Google Drive directly.
  18. ctrql.rss – a search engine for RSS feeds.
  19. e.ggtimer.com – a simple online timer for your daily needs.
  20. coralcdn.org – if a site is down due to heavy traffic, try accessing it through coral CDN.
  21. random.org – pick random numbers, flip coins, and more.
  22. pdfescape.com – lets you can quickly edit PDFs in the browser itself.
  23. tubemogul.com – simultaneously upload videos to YouTube and other video sites.
  24. scr.im – share you email address online without worrying about spam.
  25. spypig.com – now get read receipts for your email.
  26. myfonts.com/WhatTheFont – quickly determine the font name from an image.
  27. google.com/webfonts – a good collection of open source fonts.
  28. regex.info – find data hidden in your photographs – see more EXIF tools.
  29. livestream.com – broadcast events live over the web, including your desktop screen.
  30. iwantmyname.com – helps you search domains across all TLDs.
  31. homestyler.com – design from scratch or re-model your home in 3d.
  32. join.me – share you screen with anyone over the web.
  33. onlineocr.net – recognize text from scanned PDFs – see other OCR tools.
  34. flightstats.com – Track flight status at airports worldwide.
  35. wetransfer.com – for sharing really big files online.
  36. hundredzeros.com – the site lets you download free Kindle books.
  37. polishmywriting.com – check your writing for spelling or grammatical errors.
  38. marker.to – easily highlight the important parts of a web page for sharing.
  39. typewith.me – work on the same document with multiple people.
  40. whichdateworks.com – planning an event? find a date that works for all.
  41. everytimezone.com – a less confusing view of the world time zones.
  42. gtmetrix.com – the perfect tool for measuring your site performance online.
  43. noteflight.com – print music sheets, write your own music online (review).
  44. imo.im – chat with your buddies on Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, etc. from one place.
  45. translate.google.com – translate web pages, PDFs and Office documents.
  46. kleki.com – create paintings and sketches with a wide variety of brushes.
  47. similarsites.com – discover new sites that are similar to what you like already.
  48. wordle.net – quick summarize long pieces of text with tag clouds.
  49. bubbl.us – create mind-maps, brainstorm ideas in the browser.
  50. kuler.adobe.com – get color ideas, also extract colors from photographs.
  51. liveshare.com – share your photos in an album instantly.
  52. lmgtfy.com – when your friends are too lazy to use Google on their own.
  53. midomi.com – when you need to find the name of a song.
  54. google.com/history – see your past searches, also among most important Google URLs
  55. bing.com/images – automatically find perfectly-sized wallpapers for mobiles.
  56. faxzero.com – send an online fax for free – see more fax services.
  57. feedmyinbox.com – get RSS feeds as an email newsletter.
  58. ge.tt – qiuckly send a file to someone, they can even preview it before downloading.
  59. pipebytes.com – transfer files of any size without uploading to a third-party server.
  60. tinychat.com – setup a private chat room in micro-seconds.
  61. privnote.com – create text notes that will self-destruct after being read.
  62. boxoh.com – track the status of any shipment on Google Maps – alternative.
  63. mondrian.io – create vector drawings in the browser
  64. draw.io – create diagrams and flowcharts in the browser, export your drawings to Google Drive and Dropbox.
  65. downforeveryoneorjustme.com – find if your favorite website is offline or not?
  66. ewhois.com – find the other websites of a person with reverse Analytics lookup.
  67. whoishostingthis.com – find the web host of any website.
  68. labnol.org – software tutorials and how-to guides.
  69. disposablewebpage.com – create a temporary web page that self-destruct.
  70. urbandictionary.com – find definitions of slangs and informal words.
  71. seatguru.com – consult this site before choosing a seat for your next flight.
  72. unsplash.com – download images absolutely free.
  73. zoom.it – view very high-resolution images in your browser without scrolling.
  74. scribblemaps.com – create custom Google Maps easily.
  75. alertful.com – quickly setup email reminders for important events.
  76. picmonkey.com – Picnik is offline but PicMonkey is an even better image editor.
  77. formspring.me – you can ask or answer personal questions here.
  78. sumopaint.com – an excellent layer-based online image editor.
  79. snopes.com – find if that email offer you received is real or just another scam.
  80. typingweb.com – master touch-typing with these practice sessions.
  81. mailvu.com – send video emails to anyone using your web cam.
  82. timerime.com – create timelines with audio, video and images.
  83. stupeflix.com – make a movie out of your images, audio and video clips.
  84. safeweb.norton.com – check the trust level of any website.
  85. teuxdeux.com – a beautiful to-do app that looks like your paper dairy.
  86. deadurl.com – you’ll need this when your bookmarked web pages are deleted.
  87. minutes.io – quickly capture effective notes during meetings.
  88. youtube.com/leanback – Watch YouTube channels in TV mode.
  89. youtube.com/disco – quickly create a video playlist of your favorite artist.
  90. talltweets.com – Send tweets longer than 140 characters.
  91. pancake.io – create a free and simple website using your Dropbox account.
  92. builtwith.com – find the technology stack to know everything about a website.
  93. woorank.com – research a website from the SEO perspective.
  94. mixlr.com – broadcast live audio over the web.
  95. radbox.me – bookmark online videos and watch them later (review).
  96. tagmydoc.com – add QR codes to your documents and presentations (review).
  97. notes.io – the easiest way to write short text notes in the browser.
  98. ctrlq.org/html-mail – send rich-text mails to anyone, anonymously.
  99. fiverr.com – hire people to do little things for $5.
  100. otixo.com – easily manage your online files on Dropbox, Google Docs, etc.
  101. ifttt.com – create a connection between all your online accounts.

CHANGELOG AND UPDATES

The following websites were part of the original list but they are either no longer available or have been replaced with better alternatives.

  1. virustotal.com – scan any suspicious file or email attachment for viruses.
  2. isnsfw.com – when you wish to share a NSFW page but with a warning.
  3. truveo.com – the best place for searching web videos.
  4. tabbloid.com – your favorite blogs delivered as PDFs.
  5. warrick.cs.odu.edu – you’ll need this when your bookmarked web pages are deleted.
  6. tempalias.com – generate temporary email aliases, better than disposable email.
  7. whisperbot.com – send an email without using your own account.
  8. errorlevelanalysis.com – find whether a photo is real or a photoshopped one.
  9. google.com/dictionary – get word meanings, pronunciations and usage examples.
  10. wobzip.org – unzip your compressed files online.
  11. namemytune.com – when you need to find the name of a song.
  12. snapask.com – use email on your phone to find sports scores, read Wikipedia, etc.
  13. pastebin.com – the site has been blocked in India.
  14. encrypted.google.com – Google now redirects all logged-in users to the https version of google.com by default so this is no longer necessary.
  15. bounceapp.com – replace this with a version that works on mobile.
  16. dabbleboard.com – a online virtual whiteboard that will shut down in August 2012.
  17. chipin.com – helps you raise funds online for an event or a cause (closed).

How to Set Expiration Dates for Shared Google Drive Files

When you share any file or folder in Google Drive with another user, the shared links will work forever unless you manually change the sharing permissions. For instance, if you have shared a document with an external vendor, they’ll continue to have access to the file long after your business contract may have ended.

In such a situation, wouldn’t it be nice if you could set expiration dates while sharing files in Google Drive? For instance, share a document temporarily for, say, 10 days and access to the file should be revoked automatically after that period has passed.

 

ADD AN AUTO-EXPIRY DATE FOR SHARED LINKS IN GOOGLE DRIVE

Google Drive does let you set expiration dates for shared links but this option is only available to paid Google App for Work accounts.

Well, no worries. If you have a free Google account, you can still create temporary links that auto-expire after a certain time. Here’s a step by step guide:

  1. Go to j.mp/sg_expirescript and authorize the web app to access your Google Drive.
  2. Open the File Picker and select any file or folder in your Google Drive that you would like share.
  3. Enter one or more email addresses (comma separated) of users who should be given viewer (read-only) or editor (read & write) access to your file.
  4. Finally, specify the time period after which the access should be limited. You can say 5 hours or 3 weeks or even 2 years.

Click the “Set Expiration” button and you are done. The Google Script will set a time-based trigger that will automatically remove the specified user from the access list after the specified date and time.

 

The auto-expiry app will list all the files and folders that are set to expire after a certain period. You can click the “cancel” link against any Drive link to prevent that shared link from expiring automatically.

 

How to Easily Switch between Multiple Gmail Accounts

Lots of us maintain multiple Google accounts for a variety of reasons. Maybe your day is mostly spent inside Gmail and Google Calendar associated with your work account but you prefer to store files inside Google Drive of your personal Google Account.

Google does make it easy for you to sign-in to multiple Google accounts simultaneously so you don’t have to log out of one Gmail account to check emails of the other one. Simply go to accounts.google.com/AddSession and sign-in with the other Google account inside the same browser session.

SIGN-IN IS EASY, SWITCHING ACCOUNTS IS DIFFICULT

One you are logged in, click your profile image in the upper right and select any Google account from the drop down to switch to that account.

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The default account, the one that appears on top of that list, is the one that you signed in with first. Thus, if you type mail.google.com in your browser’s address bar, you’ll always be taken your Gmail account. If you need to set another Google account as the default one, you’d have to sign-out of all existing accounts and sign-in first with that account.

That’s obviously too many steps for users who have to constantly juggle between multiple accounts. So here’s a simple URL trick that will help you switch between Google accounts quickly.

CREATE KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS FOR GOOGLE ACCOUNTS

Go to the Gmail website and press Ctrl+D (or Cmd+D on Mac) to bookmark the Gmail website.

gmail-bookmark

Click the Edit button to modify the bookmark. Here add ?authuser=email@gmail.com after the last slash(/) symbol and append the shortcut to the bookmark name as shown below. We use the short “gw” meaning Google Apps for Work Gmail.

gmail-multiple-signin

Repeat the steps for all your other Gmail accounts.

You can now type gw in the address bar to quickly launch your work Gmail account even if that account may not be your default Google account.

If you are a keyboard ninja, shortcuts are a much faster way to do things that using your mouse to click a bunch of menu items. The trick works with all Google Apps services including Google Drive, Contacts and Calendar.

https://calendar.google.com/?authuser=email@domain.comhttps://drive.google.com/?authuser=email@gmail.comhttps://contacts.google.com/?authuser=email@domain.org