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How to Embed YouTube Live Stream on Your WordPress Website

How to Embed YouTube Live Stream on Your WordPress Website

Do you want to embed YouTube live stream on WordPress?

Using live streams, you can keep visitors on your website for much longer and even build a relationship with them.

But it can be tough to add live streams from YouTube on your website — especially if you’re doing that the manual way.

To make it easier, we’ll take you through the simplest method of embedding YouTube live streams on WordPress websites.

But before that, let’s see how live videos from YouTube can help your business grow.

If you want to skip directly to the tutorial, just click here.

Why Embed YouTube Live Streams on WordPress?

Unlike regular YouTube videos, live streams are usually longer and allow viewers to interact directly with the creator in real time.

youtube live streams example

And if you embed live streams on your website, your visitors can check out the videos and interact with them as well.

Bottom line? You can easily keep your website visitors engaged.

What’s more, you can post your own YouTube streams to get more viewers and subscribers from the people visiting your website.

If you’re regularly organizing live events, you can just embed the streams so people can join the live ones and even check out the old ones.

As you can see, there are lots of ways you can grow your brand by embedding YouTube live streams.

Now let’s see the easiest way you can embed these streams on your WordPress website.

Easiest Way to Embed YouTube Live Streams on your Website

When it comes to embedding YouTube live-stream videos, there are 2 ways you can do it:

  • Manual Way: Fetch the embed code for each YouTube live stream, tweak it, and then add it to your website.
  • Easy Way: Use a WordPress plugin that can automatically embed a feed of live streams — no coding needed.

If you go for the first method, you’ll have to embed each live stream individually, which can take a lot of time.

manually embed youtube live video

And whenever you have a new YouTube live stream you want to embed, you’ll have to redo the whole process all over again.

On top of that, it’s pretty tough to customize how the YouTube live streams look on your website. You’ll have to manually edit the HTML embed code or hire a developer.

As a result, the YouTube live streams might not match the branding of your website.

The good news? You can simply use a WordPress plugin like YouTube Feed Pro to make it easy.

youtube feed pro plugin smash balloon

With the help of YouTube Feed Pro, you can create, customize, and embed feeds of YouTube live streams on your website in just a few simple clicks.

All you have to do is follow the 3-step guided flow, and the plugin will automatically take you through the whole process.

So, you can have engaging YouTube live streams on your WordPress website in just minutes.

youtube feed guided flow

And that’s just the start! With YouTube Feed Pro, you can embed all kinds of content from YouTube on top of live streams.

That means you can display content from YouTube playlists, channels, search results, single videos, and much more.

With the plugin’s live feed editor, you also get a lot of control over how YouTube videos appear on your site.

You can change your feed layout, color scheme, number of videos, header, buttons, and much more — all that with absolutely no coding!

live feed editor for youtube feed pro plugin

Since it’s the best YouTube feed plugin in the market, you also get a dedicated support team with YouTube Feed Pro. These guys are always ready to lend you a hand.

Want to start displaying YouTube videos? Get YouTube Feed Pro from here today!

Now, let’s see how you can use the plugin to embed live YouTube videos on WordPress.

How to Embed YouTube Live Stream on WordPress

To embed YouTube live streams on your WordPress website, all you have to do is follow the simple steps below.

Let’s get started!

Step 1: Install YouTube Feed Pro

First, get yourself a copy of the YouTube Feed Pro plugin from here and then install it on your website.

Not sure how? For additional info, you can check out this tutorial on how to install WordPress plugins.

Once the plugin is ready, you can move on to step 2 and then create a feed of live YouTube videos.

Step 2: Create a Live YouTube Feed

You can now follow the plugin’s guided flow to create a new YouTube feed for the live streams.

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

add new youtube feed.

Now you will be able to choose the type of YouTube content that you want to display on your site.

Select the Live Streams option for now and then click on the Next button.

pick live streams feed type youtube feed pro

With that, you’ve created a new YouTube feed that can show live streams on your website.

In step 3, you can connect your new feed to your YouTube account.

Step 3: Connect Your YouTube Account

By connecting your YouTube account, your new feed can start displaying live streams from YouTube on your website.

And the easiest way to do that is to use your YouTube API Key.

If you don’t have an API key yet, you can take a look at this step-by-step guide for creating your YouTube API Key.

Once you do that, copy the YouTube API key and open your WordPress site.

Now paste your API key into the popup there and then click on Add.

add api key youtube

To finish connecting your feed to YouTube, you can now select the live streams that you want to embed.

You can start by opening the YouTube channel which contains the live streams. Once you’re there, look for the URL at the top.

Now copy the code that comes after “/channel/” or “/user/” on the URL.

copy your channel id youtube

After copying the code, go back to your website and then paste it into Add Channel ID for Livestream field.

Once you do that, click on Next and your live YouTube feed is ready.

add your youtube channel as the source

This YouTube feed will now automatically copy the design of your site so your live streams will look great right away.

On top of that, you can also customize how your YouTube live streams look in the next step.

Step 4: Customize Your Live YouTube Feed

Using the customization options, you can easily change how the YouTube videos appear on your site.

To get you started, the plugin asks you to choose a pre-built template for your feed. You have 8 different feed templates to choose from:

  • Default
  • Carousel
  • Cards
  • List
  • Gallery
  • Latest video
  • Showcase carousel
  • Widget

Simply select the layout that you want to use and then click on Next.

pick a feed template youtube feed pro

You’re now ready to use the plugin’s live feed editor to customize your live streams in detail.

Using the options on the left, you can set your feed layout, color scheme, header, load more button, and more.

On the right, you can find a live preview of your YouTube feed. That way, you can track all of your changes in real-time and see how your feed looks.

live feed editor add youtube live streaming video to website

Once you’re ready to start designing your feed, click on the Feed Layout option on the left.

open feed layout options live streaming youtube video

From here, you can change the layout of the YouTube live streams on your website.

To set your feed layout, you can choose from 4 different options: Grid, Gallery, List, and Carousel.

layout options youtube live streaming video

The first option is the grid layout which shows YouTube live streams in different rows and columns.

As a result, the videos will appear in neat square thumbnails.

grid layout youtube feed example

You can also go for the gallery layout if you want to make your latest live stream more visible.

This way, your gallery will have a large video at the top with smaller thumbnails under it.

gallery layout youtube feed pro

Want your live streams to take more space on your site?

All you have to do is select the list layout from the options here.

list layout for youtube

You can also pick the carousel layout and show a slideshow of YouTube live streams on your site.

Your visitors can then interact with your site to choose the video they prefer.

carousel layout youtube feed pro

After you select the option you prefer, click on Save to confirm your changes.

Once you do that, click on the Customize button at the top to continue designing your live YouTube feed.

return to customization options youtube feed pro

For the next step, you can customize how your feed header looks using the live feed editor.

To get started, click on the Header option on the left.

open header options for youtube feed pro

Now, you can Enable or Disable a header using the toggle option in the top left.

If your header is enabled, you can then choose from 2 different Header Styles below:

  • Standard: Show a visual header with the channel name, description, and more.
  • Text: Add a custom heading at the top of your YouTube feed.
live feed editor choose your header

To save your new header design, click on the Save button at the end.

Afterwards, you can use the rest of the customization options to finish designing your live YouTube. In just a few clicks, you can change the number of live streams, color scheme, load more button design, and much more.

And remember to click on Save once you’re happy with how your YouTube feed looks.

Finally, you can use the plugin to embed YouTube live streams on your WordPress site in step 5.

Step 5: Embed Live YouTube Feed on WordPress

Using the YouTube Feed Pro plugin, there are 2 ways you can embed your live YouTube videos:

  • Embed YouTube live streams on a WordPress page
  • Embed YouTube live streams on a WordPress sidebar or footer

Let’s look at both of the options below:

Embed YouTube Live Streams on a WordPress Page

With YouTube Feed Pro, you can start embedding your YouTube feeds directly from the live feed editor.

To do that, first, click on the Embed button at the top.

youtube embed your live streaming video to website

YouTube Feed Pro will then show you a popup with the embed options for this live feed.

For now, select the Add to a Page option on the popup.

embed to a page youtube feed

On the popup, you can now see a list of all the WordPress pages on your site.

Now select your WordPress page from the list and then click on Next to continue.

select your page wordpress

Once you do that, YouTube Feed Pro will open the page in the WordPress block editor.

Here, click on the plus (+) icon to add a new block.

add new wordpress block

Using the search bar at the top, look for the “youtube feed” block.

And from the search results below, click on the Feeds for YouTube block to embed your feed.

add youtube feed block to wordpress

To confirm your changes, click on the Update button and your YouTube live streams will be online on your site.

You can now open your website to see how your live YouTube feed looks.

example of livestream on your website

Now, let’s look at the next method of embedding YouTube live streams on WordPress.

Embed YouTube Live Streams on a WordPress Sidebar or Footer

You can also use a YouTube widget to show your live streams on the footer or sidebar areas of your website.

And like earlier, you can get started directly from your live feed editor.

To open a YouTube feed in the live feed editor, navigate to the YouTube Feed » All Feeds menu from your admin dashboard area.

After you do that, click on the YouTube feed that you want to open.

open feed in the live feed editor

Now, you’ll see the live YouTube feed open in the editor once more.

To start embedding the feed, click the Embed button in the top right corner.

youtube embed your live streaming video to website

Like earlier, you can see all the embed options for this YouTube feed here.

To continue, click on the Add to a Widget button.

embed to a widget youtube feed pro

After doing that, YouTube Feed Pro will open the Widgets page of your website.

Here, you can choose between a Sidebar or Footer to embed your YouTube live streams.

To embed your YouTube feed on your sidebar, click on the Sidebar option.

open sidebar panel

Want to show YouTube livestreams on your footer? Then, click on the Footer section.

For this example, we’ll go with a WordPress sidebar.

open footer panel

To add a new widget to the sidebar or footer, click on the plus (+) icon at the bottom.

Finally, click on the Feeds for YouTube widget to embed your YouTube live feed.

add youtube widget to your site

To save your new YouTube feed widget, click on the Update button. With that, you’ve embedded your YouTube live streams on WordPress.

If you open your website now, you can see how your YouTube live streams look.

example of youtube livestream widget

And that’s it!

Now you know the simplest way to embed YouTube live streams on your WordPress website. All you have to do is use YouTube Feed Pro, and you can do that in just a few clicks.

After you do that, it’s super easy to boost your YouTube channel, get more views, engage your visitors, and grow your business.

Ready to embed YouTube live streams? Grab your copy of YouTube Feed Pro.

Want to display live streams from Facebook as well? We’ve got a complete guide on how to embed Facebook live streams on your site.

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