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YouTube

YouTube Embed WordPress Plugin. Embed a responsive video, YouTube channel gallery, playlist gallery, or YouTube.com…

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Description

Your WordPress YouTube embed, YouTube gallery (channel and playlist), and even YouTube live stream can be customized in a wide variety of ways with this plugin. Here are a few recently added features:

  • Privacy and Consent: Improved privacy and GDPR compliance options like YouTube no cookie, YouTube API restrictions, and a customizable GDPR consent message
  • YouTube gallery capability (channel and playlist) – The ability to make playlist and channel embeds have a gallery layout. By default, the plugin can generate a grid-based responsive playlist or channel gallery >>. Your visitors can browse through pages of video thumbnails and choose from videos that are pulled from an entire YouTube channel or playlist.
  • YouTube gallery auto continuous play – embed a playlist or channel gallery and allow it to play one video after the next without requiring viewers to click a thumbnail
  • YouTube Live Stream – Given a link to a YouTube channel, the plugin wizard automatically finds a livestream if one is active in that channel and generates the embed code for you. On the settings page, you can also set defaults of what to automatically display if a live stream is not active at a given moment. For example, you can have your site display a gallery of a channel’s entire video library so that users can have something to watch in the meantime. We hope it’s a time saver.
  • Improved accessibility by using title attributes for screen reader support. It should help your site pass functional accessibility evaluations (FAE).
  • Improved ajax theme support
  • Site origin information with each embed code as an extra security measure. In YouTube’s/Google’s own words, checking this option “protects against malicious third-party JavaScript being injected into your page and hijacking control of your YouTube player.” We especially recommend checking it as it adds higher security than the built-in YouTube embedding method that comes with the current version of WordPress (i.e. oembed).
  • Easy “Insert” button for both the Visual and Text mode of the editor (for YouTube gallery and live stream embedding as well)
  • Embed an entire YouTube channel as a (non-gallery, single embedded player) playlist
  • Start video settings for playlist embeds. You can now choose to start a playlist with a specific video or have the plugin automatically start with the most recently added video. Note: If you’re embedding a YouTube gallery, the order will be defined by the order of the channel or playlist on YouTube.com
  • Volume level initialization – helpful when autoplay is checked
  • iOS playback preferences
  • Automatic localization/internationalization so you can set the player’s interface language from English to another
  • Instant HTTPS support. It can even convert past non-HTTPS videos to HTTPS. Did you know that Google uses HTTPS/SSL support as a ranking signal for SERP?
  • “At a Glance” direct access to your YouTube posts/pages
  • Shortcode support for embedding multiple videos on one line
  • General playlist embedding support
  • YouTube plugin migration support

Click the Download button to start exploring now, or take a look at some more introductory details below.

This plugin helps you easily manage the growing complexity of YouTube embedding. It provides a spectrum of basic and advanced features of the YouTube embedded player and will have you posting videos in seconds after installing it.

The settings page has plenty of default options that you can automatically apply to your embedded YouTube video, gallery, and/or live stream:

  • Modest branding – hide YouTube logo while playing (note that the YouTube watermark is shown instead)
  • Turn on/off all annotations by default
  • Automatically center all your videos
  • Automatically start playing your videos
  • Autohide controls until hovering
  • Loop your videos
  • Show/hide related videos at the end
  • Show/hide the video title and other info
  • Use the light theme
  • Show/hide player controls
  • Turn on/off closed captions by default
  • Make your video, gallery, or live stream responsive so that it dynamically fits in all screen sizes (smart phone, PC and tablet)

Customizations can be also made to each YouTube embed by adding more to the link as shown below. Adding these will override the above global defaults that you set:

  • width – Sets the width of your player. If omitted, the default width will be the width of your theme’s content. Example: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwebVjAEJA&width=500&height=350"
  • height – Sets the height of your player. If omitted, this will be calculated for you automatically. Example: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwebVjAEJA&width=500&height=350"
  • autoplay – Set this to 1 to autoplay the video (or 0 to play the video once). Example: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwebVjAEJA&autoplay=1"
  • cc_load_policy – Set this to 1 to turn on closed captioning (or 0 to leave them off). Example: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwebVjAEJA&cc_load_policy=1"
  • iv_load_policy – Set this to 3 to turn off annotations (or 1 to show them). Example: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwebVjAEJA&iv_load_policy=3"
  • loop – Set this to 1 to loop the video (or 0 to not loop). Example: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwebVjAEJA&loop=1"
  • modestbranding – Set this to 1 to remove the YouTube logo while playing (or 0 to show the logo). Example: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwebVjAEJA&modestbranding=1"
  • rel – Set this to 0 to not show related videos at the end of playing (or 1 to show them). Example: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwebVjAEJA&rel=0"
  • showinfo – Set this to 0 to hide the video title and other info (or 1 to show it). Example: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwebVjAEJA&showinfo=0"
  • fs – Set this to 0 to hide the fullscreen button (or 1 to show it). Example: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwebVjAEJA&fs=0"
  • autohide – Set this to 1 to slide away the control bar after the video starts playing. It will automatically slide back in again if you mouse over the video. (Set to 2 to always show it). Example: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwebVjAEJA&autohide=1"

You can also start and end each individual video at particular times. Like the above, each option should begin with ‘&’

  • start – Sets the time (in seconds) to start the video. Example: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwebVjAEJA&width=500&height=350&start=20"
  • end – Sets the time (in seconds) to stop the video. Example: "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwebVjAEJA&width=500&height=350&end=100"

See more details after installing. Enjoy!

Maintained by EmbedPlus for YouTube >>
This YouTube plugin can include premium features like animation effects using lazy loading, alternate playlist and channel gallery styles, automatic video thumbnail support, automatic schema tagging for video SEO, mobile compatibility checking, and deleted video alerts when you upgrade to PRO.