How to Add YouTube Subscribe Button to a Website (Easy Way)
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How to Add YouTube Subscribe Button to a Website (Easy Way)

how to add youtube subscribe button to a website

Want to add YouTube subscribe button to a website?

Well, you’re not alone. We’ve had lots of people asking us about the easiest way to display YouTube subscribe buttons.

After all, you can easily turn your website visitors into YouTube subscribers.

But manually adding a YouTube button to your site can be tough since you’ll have to deal with coding.

The solution? We’ll show you the simplest way to display YouTube buttons on a website.

Since this is a comprehensive guide, we have included a table of contents for easier navigation:

Let’s get started!

Why Embed YouTube Subscribe Button on Your Website?

By displaying a subscribe button on your website, you can easily get more subscribers and grow your YouTube channel.

After all, people visiting your site are already interested in your brand. So they’ll be likely to be interested in your YouTube channel as well.

If you show them a subscribe button, they can just click on it to watch more of your video content.

Plus, there’s a simple way you can get more people to click on that subscribe button. You can embed a feed of YouTube videos as well.

By displaying a YouTube video feed with a subscribe button, you can:

  • Showcase your best YouTube content that can convince more people to subscribe to your channel
  • Display a subscribe button while a video is playing so visitors can subscribe at any time
  • Get more views for your YouTube channel so your videos can reach more YouTube users
  • Keep people on your site for longer so you’ll get more chances to convert them into subscribers or customers
  • And much more…

You can easily give your YouTube channel a boost and get tons of new subscribers as a result.

Now that you know how adding YouTube subscribe buttons can be helpful, let’s look at the easiest way to do that.

Easiest Way to Add YouTube Subscribe Button to Your Website

When it comes to embedding YouTube subscribe buttons, the easiest option is to use a WordPress plugin.

Instead of manually adding code to your site, you can let the plugin connect to YouTube and embed your subscribe button.

With a YouTube feed plugin, you can display your video content along with your YouTube subscribe button – no need to touch a single line of code.

And the best option that you can use is YouTube Feed Pro.

youtube feed pro plugin smash balloon

Using the YouTube Feed Pro plugin, you can embed YouTube subscribe buttons, videos, and more – no need for HTML, CSS, or any kind of code!

The plugin has a simple 3-step guided flow that will take you through the process of creating, customizing, and embedding YouTube content.

3 step guided flow youtube

In just minutes, you can have a YouTube video feed with a subscribe button on your website.

Your website visitors can then subscribe to your channel with just a single click. 

Plus, they can click on a video to play it in a lightbox. You can even choose to show a subscribe bar there so people can subscribe while watching your videos.

youtube subscribe bar example

On top of embedding content from your YouTube channel, you can display YouTube playlists, favorites lists, and even single videos on your site.

The best part?

YouTube Feed Pro comes with a dedicated support team who are always ready to answer your questions or help you out.

Want to embed YouTube subscribe buttons? Get YouTube Feed Pro for your site today!

How to Add YouTube Subscribe Button to Your Website

Ready to add YouTube subscribe buttons and videos to your site in just a few clicks?

All you have to do is follow the steps below:

Step 1: Install the YouTube Feed Pro Plugin

First, you can go and grab your copy of the YouTube Feed Pro plugin here and then download it to your computer.

Next, install and activate the plugin on your WordPress site.

If you need a quick refresher on how to do that, check out this step-by-step tutorial to install a WordPress plugin.

Now, you’re ready to create a feed of YouTube videos and subscribe button in step 2.

Step 2: Create a YouTube Feed

Since the plugin comes with a user-friendly guided flow, creating your YouTube feed is super easy.

From your WordPress dashboard, open the YouTube Feed » All Feeds menu and then click on the Add New button at the top.

add new youtube feed.

Next, you can choose the type of YouTube feed that you’d like to create. On top of your YouTube channel, the YouTube Feed Pro plugin lets you embed a YouTube playlist, search results, favorites list, and much more.

For now, select the Channel feed type and click on Next.

choose your youtube feed type.jpg

As you can see, creating a new YouTube feed can be super easy.

In step 3, you can connect this feed to your YouTube channel and start embedding the subscribe button and videos.

Step 3: Connect Your YouTube Channel

When it comes to embedding YouTube videos, there are 2 options you can choose from:

  • Add a YouTube API Key
  • Connect your YouTube account

If you want access to other types of YouTube feeds, then you can click on the Add API Key option here.

api key required youtube feed pro

In case you don’t have your API key yet, here’s a guide on how to create a YouTube API Key.

Once you have the key, paste it into the popup before clicking on the Add button.

add api key youtube

The other option is to link your YouTube channel instead and embed your own YouTube videos.

For that, click on the Connect a YouTube account instead option on the popup.

connect your youtube account

Now, you’ll be redirected to https://www.youtube.com, where you can give the plugin read-only access to your channel.

Since this is a read-only access, YouTube Feed Pro can only view your YouTube content and won’t be able to make any changes.

So, click on the Continue button to connect your account and proceed.

allow read only access youtube feed pro

Just like that, your new YouTube feed can fetch your videos and subscribe button, and display them on your site.

But first, you’ll have to choose which channel to display the videos from.

Step 4: Select Your YouTube Channel

To get started, just open your YouTube channel on your web browser and look for the URL at the top.

Now, copy the code at the end of your URL to continue.

copy the username youtube channel

Once you’ve done that, you can return to your website once more.

Here, paste your code into the Channel ID or Username field before clicking on the Next button.

enter source for youtube feed

With that, your YouTube feed can display the subscribe button and YouTube videos on your website.

Now, let’s personalize how your feed will look in the next step.

Step 5: Customize Your YouTube Feed

For an easy way to create unique YouTube feeds, the plugin lets you import a feed template. Here are the 8 options that you can choose from:

  • Default
  • Carousel
  • Cards
  • List
  • Gallery
  • Latest Video
  • Showcase Carousel
  • Widget

To continue, select your feed template here and then click on the Next button.

pick a feed template youtube feed pro

Once you’ve imported a template, YouTube Feed Pro will send you to the visual customizer.

Using the options on the left, you can customize your layout, video elements, button design, color scheme, and much more. The live preview on the right will then show you all the changes in real time.

live feed editor example youtube feed pro plugin

Ready to set up your YouTube feed’s subscribe button?

On the left, look for the Videos option and then click on it.

open videos option youtube feed pro

Here, you can edit your video elements, video player options, video style, and much more.

For now, click on the Video Player Experience to continue.

video player experience youtube feed pro

Now toggle on the Subscribe Link option to show a banner with the subscribe button below your YouTube player.

Under that, you can find the option to customize the banner’s background color, text color, and button colors.

subscribe button options youtube feed pro

Once you’re happy with your subscribe banner, click on the Save button at the top.

Next, click on Customize to return to the main options once more.

customize youtube feed pro button

From here, you can continue personalizing your YouTube feed.

This time, you can click on the Feed Layout option on the left instead.

click on feed layout option

You can now choose between 3 layouts for the YouTube videos on your website:

  • Grid
  • Gallery
  • List
  • and Carousel

Let’s look at these layouts below:

select your feed layout option youtube feed pro

Want to embed lots of YouTube videos at once? You can go for the grid layout in that case.

You can then showcase tons of videos and keep visitors engaged.

grid layout youtube feed example

If you want to focus on a single video, you can go for the gallery layout.

So, you can grab people’s attention with a large YouTube video and show smaller thumbnails under it.

gallery layoute youtube video feed

You can also pick the list layout and show YouTube videos in a single column.

Since each video gets more space, this makes your video content more clearly visible.

list layout for youtube

Finally, you can enable the carousel layout and show a YouTube slider on your website.

On top of making your website more interactive, this layout can help you show lots of videos at once.

carousel layout youtube feed pro

After you choose your layout, click on the Save button at the top.

With the remaining options, you can freely customize your header, color scheme, video elements, filters, and much more — all without any coding at all.

Remember to click on the Save button at the end to save your changes.

You’re now ready to embed YouTube subscribe button and videos on your WordPress website.

Step 6: Embed YouTube Videos and Subscribe Button on Website

Using the YouTube Feed Pro plugin, you can easily start embedding your YouTube feed directly from the visual editor.

First, click on the Embed button at the top to get started.

embed button youtube feed pro plugin

The plugin will then show you a popup with the different ways to embed YouTube feeds:

  • Add to a Page: Embed YouTube feed on a WordPress page
  • Add to a Widget: Display your YouTube feed as a widget on your sidebar or footer
  • Copy: Manually copy the shortcode and embed videos on any part of your site

For this example, we’ll go with the Add to a Page option.

embed to a page youtube feed

YouTube Feed Pro will then show you a list of your available pages.

All you have to do is pick a page from the list and then click on Add.

select your page wordpress

Now, YouTube Feed Pro will open that page in the WordPress editor.

To start embedding your YouTube feed, first, click the plus (+) icon.

add a block wordpress page

This will add a new content block to your WordPress page.

Now use the search bar to look for the “youtube feed” block and then click on the Feeds for YouTube block.

Finally, click on the Update button, and your YouTube feed will be public for everyone to see.

If you open your web page now, you can find a feed of YouTube videos. Interested visitors can then check out your videos and then click on the subscribe button for more.

example our videos youtube feed

If you click on a video, you can see how this video will look in the YouTube player.

Under the player, you can see the banner with the channel name, subscriber count, and the subscribe button.

video player youtube feed pro

With that, let’s look at the manual way of embedding YouTube subscribe buttons in WordPress.

How to Add YouTube Subscribe Button Without a Plugin

Now, let’s look at the manual way of embedding YouTube subscribe buttons on WordPress websites.

Step 1: Open the YouTube Button Configuration Tool

To embed YouTube subscribe buttons manually, first, open the subscribe button generator tool on your web browser.

Here, you can see the option to enter information about your YouTube channel and select the options for your button.

Below, you can also see a preview of how your button will look.

In the next step, you can generate your YouTube button’s embed code.

Step 2: Generate Your Embed Code

First, you’ll need to find your YouTube channel name or ID. 

You can do that by opening your channel on www.youtube.com and the copy your channel name or ID at the end of the URL.

copy the username youtube channel

Next, return to the button configuration page and then paste it into the Channel Name or ID field.

paste channel id youtube button

Under that, you can find the option to choose between 2 layouts and themes. You can also choose whether to show or hide the subscriber count.

Finally, you’ll see your embed code under the Code field. Just copy it and then open your website once more.

copy youtube button embed code

Now that you have your embed code, you can start adding it to your website in the next step.

Step 3: Add Embed Code to Your Website

Using the embed code, you can add the YouTube subscribe button to a page or WordPress post.

From your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Pages » Add New menu to create a new page.

add new page

Or, you can go to Posts » Add New instead and add a new post.

add new post wordpress

Once your page or post is open in the editor, click on the plus icon (+) and then select the Custom HTML block.

Finally, paste the embed code that you copied earlier into the HTML block.

You’ll then see the YouTube subscribe button embedded on your website.

add embed code youtube button

As you can see, this method doesn’t let you embed a prominent YouTube subscribe button to grab people’s attention.

Plus, you’ll have to embed YouTube videos separately, which means dealing with even more code.

Instead, you can simply use the YouTube Feed Pro plugin to embed YouTube feeds on your website.

And there you go!

Now you know how to add YouTube subscribe buttons to your website easily. Just like that, you can grow your YouTube channel, boost your views, and grow your business with ease.

As you can see, YouTube Feed Pro is the best option when it comes to displaying YouTube content in WordPress.

Ready to embed YouTube subscribe buttons? Grab your copy of YouTube Feed Pro here!

For more ways of using YouTube for your brand, check out this guide on making money on YouTube.

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