YouTube has undoubtedly become not only the most popular video sharing site, but also a useful tool for sharing information. It can be informative, instructive, or simply entertaining. These are plugins that allow YouTube to take a central roll in your website presentation and content.

Here are 5 best WordPress YouTube plugins to choose from that have different features for embedding and displaying YouTube videos on your blog.

Best WordPress YouTube Plugins

YouTube Embed Plugin

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This plugin aids you in embedding YouTube videos in your site. By enforcing your site’s origin with each YouTube embedded link it prevents third-party Javascript injection. You can also embed an entire channel as a playlist. There is volume level initialization and iOS playback preferences.

There is Automatic localization and internationalization with this plugin so you can set the player’s interface language from English to other languages. There is also instant HTTPS support and it can convert past non-HTTPS videos to HTTPS. Finally, there is shortcode support so you can embed numerous videos on one line quickly and painlessly.

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YouTube Channel Gallery

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This plugin allows you to show YouTube videos and galleries of thumbnails for a YouTube user channel. It allows you to create and display a playlist on your site and when the visitor clicks on the thumbnail the video will begin playing at the top.

Instead of a Flash player, the plugin uses the YouTube IFrame player so YouTube functions as an HTML5 player, making it so that people can view videos on their mobile devices. This plugin can be used as a widget or a shortcode.

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YouTube WordPress plugin – Video Import

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This plugin focuses on making the importing of videos easy to WordPress to make video blogs accessible in an instant. Videos are imported as WordPress posts and can be used in the front-end as posts or be placed into existing posts and pages with shortcodes. It’s compatible with themes TrueMad, Avada, Goodwork, SimpleMag, Sahifa, Wave, and DeTube.

Bulk import is also a possibility with this plugin. They can be controlled to insert some or all details. Descriptions pulled from YouTube can be imported as excerpt, post text, or skipped altogether. During the bulk imports, you can publish status, or just create drafts and pending posts – according to your preferences.

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YouTube SEO Playlist for WordPress

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This plugin will take an unordered list of YouTube links converted to a video playlist. The php scrip makes the YouTube list quickly by using Gdata Api v2 and allows for some customization. You have the choice of making a playlist with keywords, making a userchannel, or just displaying a standard YouTube playlist.

Colors can be changed in plain CSS and it has SEO capabilities. He videos are placed into the source of the page so when it is retrieved from search engines it can bring people to your site. It works in all major browsers and will check automatically if the videos can be embedded.

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Video Player WordPress Plugin

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This plugin aids you in controlling the video playing in a friendly interface. You can change the look of the settings, playlist, and CSS file for customization. There are two versions to this plugin – right side playlist and bottom playlist.

There are 5 major steps to setting up the plugin. After installation you have to add the shortcode, and then you have the ability to change the player settings. You can change the size in the Admin settings and change the player width and height. After, you can adjust your player playlist and finally, add multiple players.

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These are the 5 best WordPress YouTube plugins you can use for embedding and displaying YouTube videos on your blog.

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