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How to turn off player controls with the SmartVideo plugin for WordPress

A brief "how-to" for users of the SmartVideo plugin for WordPress
Written by James Christensen
Updated 2 months ago

If you have the SmartVideo plugin for WordPress installed and want to learn how to turn off the player controls, then you're in the right place.

If you have installed SmartVideo using another method and want to learn how to turn off the player controls, take a look at our Advanced SmartVideo tag options article.

How to turn off the player controls

After adding a video to a page, click on Advanced options in the block settings. You will now see a toggles for Controls, Play inline, and Responsive. Toggle the switch next to Controls. The player will no longer display a user interface.

Pro tip: if you turn off Controls, make sure to set the video to Autoplay (and muted to make sure autoplay works). If you don't, the user will have no way of beginning video playback.

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