9 Best YouTube Video Gallery Plugins for WordPress

Adding a YouTube videos in WordPress blog posts is very easy. But if you want to add a YouTube video gallery in WordPress, then you will need a plugin for that. These plugins not only display YouTube videos in a gallery, they also optimize video… Read More »

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Adding a YouTube videos in WordPress blog posts is very easy. But if you want to add a YouTube video gallery in WordPress, then you will need a plugin for that. These plugins not only display YouTube videos in a gallery, they also optimize video loading for speed and SEO. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best YouTube video gallery plugins for WordPress.

Each of these YouTube plugins for WordPress come with their own set of features and all of them are available for free.

1. Envira Gallery

Envira Gallery

Envira Gallery is the best WordPress gallery plugin, and it comes with a videos addon.

Envira allows you to create galleries from your YouTube videos, Vimeo, Wistia, and even self-hosted WordPress videos.

You can display your galleries, paginate galleries, open the videos in a lightbox, and more.

It also comes with an easy to use widget. You can drag and drop it to a sidebar and display a video gallery in any widget ready area.

2. YouTube Simple Gallery

YouTube Simple Gallery

YouTube Simple Gallery is a very simple and easy to use YouTube gallery plugin. It uses custom post types to add videos and you can even categorize your videos. The plugin comes with a shortcode that you can insert from the post editor screen. Upon activation, it automatically creates a video gallery page containing the shortcode. You can edit this page and shortcode to your own needs.

The plugin opens videos in a nice lightbox popup. You can control the video and thumbnail sizes from the plugin’s settings page. One downside of the plugin is that it displays videos in a plain list format. However, if you know a little bit of CSS you can easily convert it into a responsive grid.

3. YouTube Showcase

YouTube Showcase

YouTube Showcase is another easy to use YouTube plugin for WordPress. It utilizes custom post types for videos. You can add categories and tags to your videos and add videos as featured. Upon activation, the plugin can automatically setup video gallery page for you. It also comes with two easy to use widgets for featured videos and recent videos.

The default gallery layout is out-of-the box beautiful. It allows your users to browse through all the videos without even leaving the page.

4. YourChannel: YouTube Channel on Your Website

YourChannel

If you manage your own YouTube channel or like curating videos, then YourChannel offers the easiest way to display showcase your videos quickly. Simply enter a user or channel id and it will fetch the videos for you. Not only that, it will also fetch the channel’s banner image, subscriber and view counts, uploads, playlists, etc.

You can easily add showcase your channel on any WordPress post or page using the simple shortcode. It also allows you to choose the thumbnail size, meta data display, play button settings, etc.

5. WordPress Video Gallery

WordPress Video Gallery

WordPress Video Gallery plugin is a powerful and highly customizable YouTube gallery plugin for WordPress. It comes with an HD flv player built-in and it can show your videos in customized skins with HD quality. The default settings should work for most websites but if you want to change them, then you will find plenty of options to do just about anything you want.

The plugin comes with some sample videos and automatically creates video gallery page. You can simply go to the page and see how your gallery would look like. Once you are satisfies you can add the default videos and add your own.

6. Workbox Video from Vimeo & Youtube Plugin

Workbox YouTube video plugin

Workbox Video plugin works with YouTube, Vimeo, and Wistia. It allows you to easily create your video galleries by simply adding video URLs. The plugin comes with a comprehensive settings page, allowing you to control and customize your video gallery. You can add the video gallery on any WordPress post or page using shortcodes.

The best part is that you can create multiple galleries with different videos. This allows you to curate your videos into categories, topics, or channels.

7. uTubeVideo Gallery

uTube Video Gallery

uTubeVideo Gallery plugin is a feature rich video gallery plugin for WordPress. It allows you to create multiple galleries and add them to WordPress post and pages. uTubeVideo gallery automatically fetches thumbnails for your videos and caches them on your WordPress site resulting in faster page load.

8. WPG Cool Gallery

WPG Cool Gallery

WPG Cool Gallery is an easy to use responsive gallery plugin for YouTube and Vimeo. It displays video in a nice grid layout. Videos are displayed in a nice popup. You can add gallery into WordPress posts and pages using shortcodes. The plugin also loads videos with ajax calls allowing your users to see all videos on the same page.

9. Ultimate Video Gallery

Ultimate Video Gallery

Ultimate Video Gallery provides a quick and easier way to manage your YouTube videos in WordPress. Simply paste the video URLs and it will automatically fetch the video details from YouTube. You can create unlimited galleries and easily add those galleries to your WordPress posts or pages using shortcode.

We hope this article helped you find the best free YouTube gallery plugin for your WordPress site. You may also want to check out these useful YouTube tips to spice up your WordPress site with videos.

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6 Best WordPress Plugins for YouTube Publishers

Are you a YouTube publisher? Wondering which are the best WordPress plugins for YouTubers? In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best WordPress plugins for YouTube publishers. These plugins will help you improve the display of your YouTube videos on your WordPress site,… Read More »

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Are you a YouTube publisher? Wondering which are the best WordPress plugins for YouTubers? In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best WordPress plugins for YouTube publishers. These plugins will help you improve the display of your YouTube videos on your WordPress site, guaranteeing more user engagement on your website.

1. YouTube Channel Gallery

To embed a YouTube video in WordPress, you need to copy and paste the video URL. What if we told you that you can automatically display latest videos from your YouTube channel on your site in a nice gallery view?

Simply install and activate the YouTube Channel Gallery plugin. Upon activation, you can go to Appearance » Widgets to drag and drop the YouTube Channel Gallery widget in your sidebar.

YouTube latest videos widget

You can also add your YouTube channel gallery into a WordPress post or a page using the shortcode [Youtube_Channel_Gallery user="wpbeginner"].

Make sure to replace WPBeginner with your own channel name. For more detailed instructions take a look at our guide on how to show latest videos from YouTube channel in WordPress.

2. Record and Upload YouTube Videos from WordPress

Did you know that you can record and upload your videos straight from WordPress. You can use YouTube Upload Widget plugin to record a video using your webcam directly from your WordPress site and upload it straight to YouTube.

See this tutorial about how to record and upload YouTube videos directly from WordPress for more information.

Capture and upload YouTube videos from WordPress

3. Add Thumbnail for YouTube Videos

Many popular news sites display a thumbnail image of their videos on the front page of their websites. When a user clicks on the image, they are taken to a WordPress post containing the YouTube video.

Showing thumbnails for your YouTube videos is easy. All you need to do is install and activate the Video Thumbnails plugin.

A preview of video thumbnails set as featured images in WordPress

Upon activation, go to Settings » Video Thumbnails to configure the plugin. Most options there are quite self-explanatory and default settings would work for most sites. After saving your settings, you can simply paste a YouTube video URL into any WordPress post, and the plugin will automatically generate the video thumbnail along with setting it as featured image for the post.

For more detailed instructions take a look at out step by step tutorial on how to add thumbnails for YouTube videos in WordPress.

4. Automatically Post Videos From YouTube to WordPress

If you embed your YouTube videos to your WordPress site, then there are some easy tools that can help you automate the process.

First tool is a plugin called Automatic YouTube Video Posts which allows you to automatically create a new WordPress post containing the YouTube video as soon as you publish the video on your YouTube channel.

Automatically Post YouTube Videos as WordPress posts

The second tool is a web based service called IFTTT (if this then that). It allows you to create a recipe which automates the whole process for you. Check out our tutorial on how to how to automatically create WordPress posts from YouTube videos using IFTTT.

5. Allow YouTube Video Embeds in WordPress Comments

WordPress uses oEmbed protocol to embed content from third party services like YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, etc. This allows you to just paste the URL of an item and WordPress will automatically embed it for you.

By default oEmbed is only enabled for WordPress posts and pages. By installing oEmbed in Comments plugin, you can enable this feature for comments too.

Your users will be able to simply paste the URL of a video to share it in comments. For detailed information, take a look at our guide about how to add videos and more in WordPress comments with oEmbed.

6. Add a YouTube Subscribe Button

When people are viewing videos on your website, you may want to provide them options to subscribe your YouTube channel directly. Simply install and activate the YouTube Subscribe Button plugin. Upon activation, you need to visit Appearance » Widgets and drag YouTube Subscribe Button widget to a sidebar.

YouTube Subscribe Button widget settings

Next, provide your channel name or ID, choose layout and theme. Currently there are two layouts normal and full. Using the full layout the subscribe button will display your YouTube avatar as well. There are two color schemes light and dark to choose from.

YouTube subscribe button in WordPress sidebar

We hope this article helped you introduce to some new WordPress plugins for YouTube publishers. You may also want to checkout our other useful YouTube tips to spice up your WordPress site with videos.

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