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!
Since we’ll talk about the step-by-step process, here’s a table of contents to guide you in navigating this post:
- Why Embed Your YouTube Channel to Your Website?
- Methods to Embed Your YouTube Channel on WordPress
- How to Embed Your YouTube Channel With a WordPress Plugin
Before we start with the actual tutorial, let’s talk about the benefits of showing your YouTube channel on your website.
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Why Embed YouTube Channel to Your Website?
With over 2 billion users worldwide, YouTube is the second most popular social media platform. This is why you should show your YouTube channel feed to as many relevant audiences as possible.
- The more website visitors see your videos, the more they can be converted to your channel subscribers.
- The more accessible your YouTube channel is, the more potential you have to engage with your customers through video.
- With relevant YouTube videos on your site, you can also boost your conversions and turn website visitors into customers.
- You can stand out from your competition if you give your customers another way to view your content in the form of video.
- You can easily update your website with relevant YouTube videos, so it’s also great for your SEO.
Now you know why it’s important to promote your YouTube channel on your website. Let’s move on and see how you can embed your YouTube channel to your WordPress below.
Methods to Embed Your YouTube Channel on WordPress
There are 2 ways to embed a YouTube channel on your website:
- Automated: You use a trusted WordPress plugin and connect your YouTube channel to it. In just a few clicks, you can easily display your channel feed on your website.
- Manual: Visit your YouTube channel URL. Then, you get the code of several videos on YouTube. Next, you embed the individual videos manually since each video has a different embed code.
The easiest way to embed your YouTube channel on your website is by using the 1st method: using a YouTube feed plugin.
And since it’s the best YouTube plugin for WordPress, you can use YouTube Feed Pro by Smash Balloon.
With this plugin, you can display your YouTube playlist and even channel videos on your website. Since it’s also beginner-friendly, it’s perfect for people who are not WordPress experts yet.
The plugin offers different customization choices when it comes to styling your YouTube channel feed.
In fact, you get a simple live feed editor that you can use to set the design of your YouTube feeds in just a few simple clicks.
Worried about the plugin slowing down your site? You don’t need to be.
Unlike other plugins, the YouTube Feed Pro plugin starts loading the YouTube video player only when your visitor engages with your feed.
This ultra-fast feature of the plugin improves your web page’s speed and performance. That means you get much better SEO.
The best part? You get a team of experts who are always ready to lend you a hand if you need help with your YouTube feeds.
Want to show engaging YouTube feeds on your website? Get your copy of YouTube Feed Pro here.
With that, let’s go ahead and see how to integrate a YouTube channel into your website using this plugin.
How to Embed YouTube Channel on Your WordPress
Let’s show you how to embed WordPress YouTube channels on your website using the YouTube Feed Pro plugin.
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.
After the plugin is ready, you can move on to the next step and start embedding your YouTube channel.
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.
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.
To continue, select the Channel feed type here and click on Next.
With that, you now have a YouTube channel feed on your website.
In the next step, you can connect this feed to YouTube so it can show videos on your website.
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.
Next, paste your API Key on the popup and then click on the Add button.
You can also choose to directly connect your YouTube account instead of using an API Key.
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.
Doing that will send you to YouTube, 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.
Just like that, you’ve created a new feed and connected it to YouTube. You can now go to step 4 and choose which YouTube channel you want to embed.
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 afterwards:
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.
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.
In step 5, you can customize how your YouTube channel feed looks.
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:
- Latest Video
- Showcase Carousel
After selecting the feed template that you want for your YouTube channel feed, click on Next.
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, color scheme, header style, button design, and much more on the left.
Towards the right, you have a live preview of how your YouTube channel feed looks.
Ready to start changing the design of your YouTube feed?
First, click on the Feed Layout option on the left.
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 when it comes to YouTube feed types: Grid, Gallery, List, and Carousel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At the top, you can find the option to Enable or Disable a header for your YouTube channel feed.
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 options to show or hide the Channel Descriptions and the number of Subscribers.
After setting up the header options for your YouTube channel feed, click on the Embed 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, load more button design, post style, and more.
Finally, click on Save once you’re happy with the design of your YouTube feed.
After that, you can go ahead and start embedding your YouTube channel feed on your website.
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’s 2 embed options for you here:
- Embed your WordPress YouTube channel feed on a page
- Embed your WordPress YouTube channel feed 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can see in this example that the plugin automatically shows your video thumbnail on your website.
For the next step, we’ll show you how to integrate YouTube channels into your website sidebar and footer areas with ease.
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.
On the popup, click on the Add to a Widget option since you want to embed your YouTube content on the sidebar or footer..
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.
Alternatively, you can click on a Footer panel instead to show your videos there.
We’ll go with the sidebar for our tutorial.
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.
After that, click on Update, and you’ve officially added a YouTube video widget with your channel on your website sidebar!
Just check out your website and see your channel feed’s video content nicely displayed right there.
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.
Do you want to embed your Facebook page or Twitter profile on your website? Check out this post on how to add social media feeds to your WordPress.