Display customizable YouTube channel feeds on your website. Feed YouTube channel content automatically to your website in a powerful and customizable gallery.
Then click Add Videos. On the Add Video to Playlist page, click the Your YouTube Videos tab and select the videos you want to add to your playlist. When you’re finished, click Add Videos. Tip: In your analytics, find the videos that best convert subscribers and include those in the playlist for new viewers. This will cause a File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac) window with your downloaded video to open, at which point you can double-click the video to play it in your computer's default video player. On a Mac, you can hold down Ctrl while clicking the video to prompt the right-click menu to appear. With the help of an add-on, you can download YouTube videos inside your browser. Convert2mp3.net browser add-on. Convert2mp3.net is a popular browser extension available for Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera users. 1.1.1 Installing convertmp3.net. Visit the extension's website at: and select 'Addon' at the top (1). You can edit existing videos, or use the Clipchamp video recorder to create a new one using your webcam or mobile camera. Simply drag and drop your existing video, or click the Record button to record a clip with your webcam. From there, you can choose from an array of editing options to transform your video. The Best YouTube Widget The most beautiful way to showcase your YouTube videos on your website. Use TINT to aggregate hashtags and accounts from Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other popular social networks.
YouTube Feed Features
- Completely Customizable YouTube feeds – by default inherits your theme’s styles
- Completely responsive and mobile optimized – your feeds look great on any screen size
- Light and low overhead – minimal bloat and optimized requests to YouTube
- Multiple layouts – display videos from any YouTube channel in a list, gallery, or grid layout
- Multiple feeds from different YouTube channels on multiple pages or widgets
- Lightning fast – post caching and minimized YouTube API requests means that your feed loads lightning fast
- Infinitely load more of your videos with the ‘Load More’ button
- Built-in easy to use YouTube Feed Widget
- Fully internationalized and translatable into any language
- Includes a header at the top of your feed
For simple step-by-step directions on how to set up the Feeds for YouTube plugin please refer to our setup guide.
- Increase social engagement between you and your subscribers
- Save time by using the plugin to generate dynamic, search engine crawlable content on your website
- Get more subscribers by displaying your videos directly on your site
- Display your channel content your way to perfectly match your website’s style
- The plugin is updated regularly with new features, bug-fixes and API changes
- Support is quick, effective, and always happy to help
- We’re dedicated to providing the most customizable, robust and well supported YouTube gallery plugin in the world!
Feedback or Support
Customer support is a huge deal to us. We pride ourselves on always providing quick, effective, and courteous support to all of our users. If you’re having an issue with our plugin then just let us know and we’ll be there to help as soon as possible. You can either open a ticket on the support forum on WordPress.org, or directly on our website.
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We plan on releasing a Pro version which includes some awesome additional features to help you display your content in even more powerful ways:
- Display YouTube videos from your favorites list
- Integrate the YouTube Live API to show live streaming videos on your site.
- Display a YouTube gallery in a carousel slider
- Allow filtering of videos using keywords in the description or title
- Fully functional search endpoint for display videos from a search result
- Combine multiple feeds into one
- Customizable actions when video completes like displaying a link to a product page for example, or displaying thumbnails of your other videos.
- Download video data into a custom post type to allow visitors to browse and view videos on your website.
How to use the “Feeds for YouTube” plugin
One of our main priorities has always been to make our plugins as easy as possible to setup and use. Once you’ve installed the “Feeds for YouTube” plugin there are only a few steps to get up and running:
- 1) Click the “Log in to YouTube and connect an account” button on the “Feeds for YouTube” plugin settings page. This will prompt you to log into your Google account to authorize the plugin.
- 2) Once you’ve connected your account, save the plugin settings.
- 3) Then simply copy and paste the
[youtube-feed]shortcode onto any page, post, or widget where you want your feed to be displayed.
That’s it! You can then customize the feed as needed using the settings on the plugin “Customize” page.
For full step-by-step setup directions with screenshots, see here.
Who’s behind this plugin?
We’re Smash Balloon; a fun-loving WordPress plugin development company birthed into existence in early 2013. We specialize in creating social media plugins (for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube) that are not only intuitive and simple to use, but also designed to integrate seamlessly into your website and allow you to display your social media content in powerful and unique ways. Over 1 million awesome people have decided to actively use our free plugins, which is an incredible honor that we don’t take lightly. This compels us to try to provide the quickest and most effective customer support that we can, blowing users away with the best customer service they’ve ever experienced.
To find out more about the team, see here.
This plugin provides 1 block.
- Feeds for YouTube (YouTube video, channel, and gallery plugin)
- Install the plugin either via the WordPress plugin directory, or by uploading the files to your web server (in the /wp-content/plugins/ directory).
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- Navigate to the ‘Feeds for YouTube’ settings page to configure your YouTube gallery.
- Use the shortcode [youtube-feed] in your page, post or widget to display your YouTube feed.
- You can display multiple channels with different configurations by specifying the necessary parameters directly in the shortcode: [youtube-feed channel=smashballoon].
For simple step-by-step directions on how to set up the plugin please refer to our setup guide.
Setting up the plugin
The Feeds for YouTube plugin is brand new and so we’re currently working on improving our documentation for it. Checkbook register free word template. If you have an issue or question please submit a support ticket and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
1) Once you’ve installed the “Feeds for YouTube” plugin click on the “Feeds for YouTube” item in your WordPress menu
2) Click on the large blue YouTube login button to get your Access Token and Refresh Token. Note; if you have your own Developer Project set up then you can enter your API key by enabling the checkbox below the YouTube login button.
3) Authorize the plugin to read data about your videos and channel.
4) YouTube sends back your Access Token and Refresh Token which are then automatically saved by the plugin. This information is required in order to connect to the API.
5) Enter a channel name to display videos from.
6) Navigate to the Customize and Style pages to customize your feed.
7) Once you’ve customized your feed, click on the “Display Your Feed” tab for directions on how to display your YouTube feed (or multiple feeds).
8) Copy the [youtube-feed] shortcode and paste it into any page, post or widget where you want the YouTube feed to appear.
9) You can paste the [youtube-feed] shortcode directly into your page editor.
10) You can use the default WordPress ‘Text’ widget to display your feed in a sidebar or other widget area.
11) View your website to see your feed(s) in all their glory!
Can I display multiple YouTube feeds on my site or on the same page?
Yep. You can display multiple feeds by using our built-in shortcode options, for example:
[youtube-feed channel='smashballoon' num=3].
How do I embed a YouTube gallery directly into a WordPress page template?
You can embed a gallery directly into a template file by using the WordPress do_shortcode function:
<?php echo do_shortcode('[youtube-feed]'); ?>.
Will the plugin work with W3 Total Cache or other caching plugins?
The Feeds for YouTube plugin should work in compatibility with most, if not all, caching plugins, but you may need to tweak the settings in order to allow the feed to update successfully and display your latest posts. If you are experiencing problems with your feed not updating then try disabling either ‘Page Caching’ or ‘Object Caching’ in W3 Total Cache (or any other similar caching plugin) to see whether that fixes the problem and the feed displays and updates successfully.
Can I change whether the video autoplays or plays on click
Yep, just use the following setting: Feeds for YouTube > Customize > Video Experience > When does video play? You can then set the video to play when clicked or to autoplay.
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How can I change the layout of my feed?
This free plugin has several layout options built into it. Use the settings in the following location to display your videos in a list, grid, or gallery layout: Feeds for YouTube > Customize > Layout. You can also change the spacing/padding between the videos by using the “Spacing between videos” setting in this same section.
Can I select how many YouTube videos should be displayed in the feed?
Yep, you can choose to display between 1-50 videos in your feed by using the following setting: Feeds for YouTube > Customize > Layout > Number of Videos. The plugin also contains a “Load More” button to allow you to infinitely load more videos into your feed.
Will my YouTube gallery be responsive to accommodate mobile visitors?
Yes. All feed layouts are completely mobile responsive. Using the plugin’s gallery layout will automatically scroll visitors to the video player to view the video when the video thumbnail is clicked.
Will videos from my YouTube channel be cached?
Yes. The plugin will cache all of the posts collected from the API. Your YouTube videos and information about your channel can then be retrieved and used for future page loads.
How do I find the nickname of channel ID for different channels?
You can display videos from any channel using the unique YouTube channel ID. This can be found by viewing the channel page on YouTube and looking at the end of the URL. ex: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1a2b3c4D5F6g7i8j9k. You can also use the channel nickname.
Will displaying my YouTube channel affect the time it takes to load the page?
The plugin has a few features to minimize the impact it has on page load time. For example, iframes for playing YouTube videos are not loaded until the feed is interacted with by a visitor. Thumbnails of your videos are the smallest resolution necessary relative to the size of the feed. Also, these video thumbnails are not loaded until the rest of the content on the page is loaded.
How often do new videos from my channel appear in the feed?
By default, the plugin retrieves new videos for your YouTube gallery once every hour. You can reduce this to as little as 15 minutes if needed. You can even set your feed to update using WordPress cron in the background so the caching process is not relying on the page with your feed being visited.