How to Embed YouTube Channel on Your Website [Fast and Easy]
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How to Embed YouTube Channel on Your Website [Fast and Easy]

Want to know how you can embed YouTube channel videos on your WordPress website?

As the world’s largest video-sharing platform and search engine for videos, YouTube can play a part in growing your business.

Displaying your YouTube channel on your website helps you grow your audience and reach more prospects for your business.

In this guide, we’ll show you the simplest way to embed your YouTube channel on your website. And you don’t even need to bother with custom HTML code to do it!

Let’s start by talking about the benefits of showing your entire YouTube channel on your website.

Or, you can click on the section you like below to skip ahead to the tutorial:

Why Embed YouTube Channel to Your WordPress Website

  • The more website visitors see your videos, the more they can be converted to your channel subscribers.
  • You can embed video testimonials to show people raving about your products and convert more people into customers.
  • The more accessible your YouTube channel is, the more potential you have to engage with your customers through video.
  • Like TikTok videos, you can stand out from your competition if you give your customers another way to view your content in the form of videos.
  • You can embed your newest YouTube videos on product releases, news, sales, and more to keep visitors informed while boosting your channel views.

“An embedded video could encourage visitors to stay on your site longer.

Veteran marketers will know that increasing the average time spent on your landing page will indirectly boost SEO.”

– Neil Patel, Award-Winning Digital Marketer

How to Embed a YouTube Channel on Your Website for Free

Looking for a free way to show YouTube videos on your website? You can follow the steps below to manually insert YouTube videos on your website:

  1. Open the YouTube video that you want to embed.
  2. Click on the Share button to open the embed options for the video.
  3. Select the Embed option then Copy the code on the popup.
  4. Return to your website and add the HTML block to your page or post.
  5. Finally, paste the code that you copied earlier.
manually embed youtube video on your wordpress site

Just like that, you can embed a single YouTube video on your website. While this method is 100% free, there are some important downsides.

  • You’ll have to repeat the steps for all of your YouTube videos that you want to embed, so it’s time-consuming.
  • Whenever you upload a new video to YouTube, you’ll have to manually embed it on your site.
  • All the videos you embed will keep the YouTube branding so they can clash with your site’s design.
  • Embedding lots of videos at once means your site will have to fetch tons of YouTube content and assets, which can slow down your site.
  • If there are any errors when inserting all the embed codes into your website, you won’t have a support team to help you out.

Easiest Way to Embed a YouTube Channel on Your Website

The easiest way to embed your YouTube channel on your website is by using a YouTube feed plugin.

And since it’s the best YouTube plugin for WordPress, you can use YouTube Feed Pro by Smash Balloon.

youtube feed pro plugin smash balloon

Using the YouTube Feed Pro plugin, you can embed your entire YouTube channel and even your YouTube playlists on your website.

Since it’s also beginner-friendly, it’s perfect for people who are not WordPress experts yet.

  • From the visual customizer, you can easily create beautiful YouTube feeds for your website – even without coding languages like iFrame, HTML websites, CSS, or JavaScript.
  • The plugin also uses smart loading for your videos to improve your web page’s speed and performance. That means you get much better SEO.
  • You get a team of experts who are always ready to lend you a hand if you need help with your YouTube feeds.
  • YouTube Feed Pro is 100% compatible with popular website builders like Elementor. It’s not designed for Shopify, Squarespace, Weebly, or your Wix website — but it’s guaranteed to work with WordPress.
live feed editor for youtube feed pro plugin

Want to show engaging YouTube feeds on your website? Get your copy of YouTube Feed Pro here.

6 Steps to Embed a YouTube Channel on Your Website

If you’re asking yourself, “How do I embed a YouTube channel into my website?” see the step-by-step tutorial on how to embed WordPress YouTube channels on your website.

Step 1: Install the YouTube Feed Pro Plugin

To begin, you can download your copy of the YouTube Feed Pro plugin here. Then, install and activate the plugin on your WordPress site.

Not sure how to do this? Check out this step-by-step tutorial to install a WordPress plugin for your guide.

Step 2: Create a New YouTube Channel Feed

To get started, you can create a new YouTube feed that you can use to show videos from your channel.

First, navigate to the YouTube Feed » All Feeds menu from your WordPress dashboard and click on the Add New button at the top.

add new youtube feed.

After that, YouTube Feed Pro will ask you to choose your YouTube feed type. From here, you can choose to embed a YouTube playlist, search results, live streams, and much more.

Expert Tip: Do you upload YouTube shorts on your channel? You can even display YouTube shorts on your WordPress website with YouTube Feed Pro.

To continue, I’ll go ahead and select the Channel feed type. Once you pick your feed type, click on Next.

choose your youtube feed type.jpg

Step 3: Connect Your YouTube Channel

You can now choose from 2 ways to connect your new feed to YouTube:

  • Add a YouTube API Key
  • Connect your YouTube account

If you want access to all the feed types supported by the plugin, click on the Add API Key option on the popup.

api key required youtube feed pro

After that, take a look at this step-by-step guide on how to create an API Key. In just a few simple clicks, your API Key will be ready.

Next, paste your API Key on the popup and then click on the Add button.

add api key youtube

Or, you can simply link your website to your YouTube channel account. This way, you get access to fewer YouTube feed types than with the other method.

To do that, click on the Connect a YouTube account instead option.

connect your youtube account

Doing that will send you to, where the plugin asks for read-only access to your account. It will then use this access to connect your feed to YouTube and won’t be able to make any changes.

As you can see, it’s completely safe to use YouTube Feed Pro.

On the popup, click on the Continue button to confirm this access.

allow read only access youtube feed pro

Step 4: Select Your YouTube Channel

After connecting your YouTube feed, go ahead and open the YouTube channel that you want to embed.

At the top, you can see the URL for this YouTube channel. Now look for “/channel/” or “/user/” in the URL and then copy everything after that:

copy the username youtube channel

As you can see, I’m using YouTube Feed Pro to embed the official WPBeginner YouTube channel.

Now, return to your website once again and paste it into the Channel ID or Username field.

Finally, click on Next to finish adding the source for your YouTube feed.

enter source for youtube feed

Just like that, your YouTube channel feed is now ready. You can now display it on your website, and it’ll automatically look great right out of the box by copying your website design.

What’s more, YouTube Feed Pro also gives you control over the design of your YouTube feed.

Step 5: Customize Your YouTube Channel Feed

To get started, you can choose to import the design of a YouTube feed template. Here are the 6 feed templates that you can pick from:

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

After selecting the feed template that you want for your YouTube channel feed, click on Next.

pick a feed template youtube feed pro

After that, the plugin will open your YouTube channel feed in the live feed editor so you can customize its design in real time.

You can see the options to change your feed layout, feed formatting, color scheme, header style, button design, and much more on the left side.

Towards the right, you have a live preview of how your YouTube channel feed looks.

live feed editor youtube feed pro

Ready to change the design of your YouTube feed? Normally, I start by changing the layout of the YouTube videos.

First, click on the Feed Layout option on the left.

open feed layout options youtube feed pro

You can now choose the layout of your feed and control what your YouTube channel’s feed looks like on your WordPress website.

YouTube Feed Pro comes with 4 options for you to choose from: Grid, Gallery, List, and Carousel.

feed layout options youtube feed pro

With the grid layout, you can show all of your videos in neat rows and columns.

As a result, your YouTube channel feed can embed tons of videos at once.

grid layout youtube feed example

Next, you have the gallery layout, which highlights one YouTube video while showing the remaining videos underneath.

It’s a great way to put the focus on your best YouTube video and grab people’s attention.

gallery layoute youtube video feed

Another great way to put the focus on your videos is to pick the list layout. The YouTube videos on your feed will then appear in a single column.

list layout for youtube

You can also go for the carousel layout that will show the YouTube videos as a slideshow carousel.

This makes your website even more interactive and allows you to show lots of videos without taking a lot of space.

carousel layout youtube feed pro

Select your YouTube feed layout from these options and then click on the Save button at the top.

Next, click on the small Customize button to return to the main customization options once again.

From here, you can continue changing the design of your YouTube channel feed.

Look for the Header option on the left and click on it to continue.

open header options youtube feed

At the top, you can find the option to Enable or Disable a header for your YouTube channel feed widget.

Under that, you can choose from the 2 Header Style options:

  • Standard: Show the channel name, icon, and other info at the top of your feed
  • Text: Write a heading to show on top of your YouTube channel feed

Finally, you have the option to show or hide the Channel Descriptions and the number of Subscribers.

header options youtube feed pro

After setting up the header options for your YouTube channel feed, click on the Save button at the top once again.

As you can see, YouTube Feed Pro has a simple live feed editor that you can use to freely set up your feed design without any coding.

You can now change the remaining customization options, including the color scheme, YouTube subscribe bar, load more button design, post style, and more.

Finally, click on Save once you’re happy with the design of your YouTube feed.

Step 6: Display Your YouTube Channel Feed in WordPress

Using the YouTube Feed Pro plugin, you can easily add YouTube channel feeds to your website. In fact, there are 2 embed options for you here:

  • Embed your WordPress YouTube channel feed on a page
  • Embed your WordPress YouTube channel widget on the sidebar or footer

Don’t know which way to use to embed YouTube videos? Let’s talk about both ways to embed your YouTube channel below.

Embed Your WordPress YouTube Channel Feed on a Page

To add a YouTube channel to your site with ease, you can simply use the live feed editor.

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

embed your youtube feed

You can now see a popup that you can use to set the location of your YouTube channel feed.

To embed the feed on a page, you can click on the Add to a Page button on the popup.

embed to a page youtube feed

After you do that, you can see a list of all the pages on your WordPress website.

To continue, select the page where you want to show your YouTube videos and click on Add.

select your page wordpress

The plugin will then send you to that WordPress page so you can embed your YouTube channel feed.

To get started, click the plus (+) icon and add a new content block to your page.

add a block wordpress page

Now look for “youtube feed” using the search bar at the top and then click on the Feeds for YouTube block from the results.

Now, click on the Update button at the top to publish your YouTube feed.

Below, you can see the YouTube channel feed that I embedding using this plugin. If you followed the instructions, you’ll also have a similar YouTube feed.

youtube feed example wordpress

How to Embed Your YouTube Channel Feed on a WordPress Sidebar

Now, if you prefer to add YouTube channel feeds as a YouTube widget on your website sidebar instead, here’s a simple way to do it.

First, go to the YouTube Feed » All Feeds menu from your dashboard area and then click on your YouTube channel feed.

From here, you can embed your YouTube channel feed as a widget as well.

Just click on the Embed button at the top to continue.

embed your youtube feed

On the popup, click on the Add to a Widget option since you want to embed your YouTube content on the sidebar or footer.

embed to a widget youtube feed pro

Doing that will open the Widgets page of your website, where you can add, remove, and manage your WordPress widgets.

To show your YouTube channel feed on your website sidebar, click on the Sidebar panel here.

how to embed youtube channel on sidebar

Alternatively, you can click on a Footer panel instead to show your videos there.

We’ll go with the sidebar for our tutorial.

open footer panel

Finally, you can click on the plus (+) icon to create a new widget on your sidebar or footer. Then, select the Feeds for YouTube widgets.

add youtube widget to your site

After that, click on Update, and you’ve officially added a YouTube video widget with your channel on your website sidebar!

Simply check out your website and see your channel feed’s video content nicely displayed right there.

show youtube video feed on your wordpress sidebar

So, there you have it!

You’ve finally learned how to embed your YouTube channel videos onto your website. Now, you can start growing your channel and expanding your audience.

All you have to do is add YouTube channels to your site, and you can grow your subscribers and make your site more engaging at the same time.

Ready to embed YouTube channels on your site? Get started with YouTube Feed Pro here.

FAQs on How to Embed a YouTube Channel on Your Website

Can you embed an entire YouTube channel on your website?

Absolutely! You can embed all the videos from any YouTube channel on your website.

The downside is that manually embedding all these videos takes a lot of time.

Of course, you can sidestep that issue by using a plugin like YouTube Feed Pro that automatically embeds all the videos for you.

Is it legal to embed a YouTube channel?

Yes, embedding YouTube videos is 100% legal since you’re not actually storing any content on your site. All the data is still stored on YouTube; you’re just fetching the data to show to your visitors.

Does embedding YouTube videos slow down your website?

It can slow down your site in some cases, but you won’t have to worry about that if you’re using a trusted plugin like YouTube Feed Pro.

Is it better to embed a video or link to YouTube?

Both have their pros and cons, but embedding YouTube videos can be a great way to keep people on your site for longer, boost your SEO, and promote your YouTube channel.

Still, if you want to share a video quickly without taking up space on your site, sharing a link can be the way to go.

Are you allowed to have multiple YouTube channels?

Yep, and a lot of popular YouTubers actually have multiple channels for different types of content.

Plus, you can follow the steps above to embed the different channels on your website too.

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Lianne Laroya Content Marketing Manager
Lianne serves as the Content Marketing Manager at Smash Balloon, drawing upon more than 12 years of experience in WordPress content, social media marketing, user-generated content (UGC) and search engine optimization (SEO).

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