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YouTube embed plugin with basic features and convenient defaults. Upgrade now to add tracking, instant video SEO tags, and much more!

500,000+ downloads! Here are some recently added features:

  • iOS playback preferences
  • Embed an entire channel as a playlist
  • "At a Glance" direct access to your YouTube posts/pages
  • Visual YouTube video searching and viewing
  • Easy "Insert" button for both the Visual and Text mode of the editor
  • Review the latest web discussions about videos you want to embed before embedding
  • Shortcode support for embedding multiple videos on one line
  • Playlist support
  • Instant HTTPS support. It can even convert past videos non-HTTPS oembeds to HTTPS.
  • (PRO) Automatic Open Graph tagging for Facebook
  • (PRO) See if your embeds have restrictions that can block your site's mobile visitors from viewing
  • (PRO) Automatic tagging for video SEO
  • (PRO) Analytics and deleted video alerts work with past YouTube videos that you embedded with many other YouTube plugins
  • (PRO) Alerts when visitors from different countries are blocked from viewing your embeds
  • (PRO) Music video embedding extras
  • And more...

This plugin helps you easily manage the growing complexity of YouTube. It can also be upgraded to PRO for enhanced SEO and performance for you and your visitors. It provides the basic features of the YouTube embedded player and will have you posting videos in seconds after installing it. All you have to do is simply paste an unformatted YouTube link on its own line (shortcodes are also supported). Your YouTube embed will then show up when you preview or publish the post. The settings page has plenty of default options that you can automatically apply to all your embedded YouTube videos. Check out the free options below:

  • Force HD quality when available
  • Make your videos responsive so that they dynamically fit in all screen sizes (smart phone, PC and tablet)
  • Modest branding - hide YouTube logo while playing
  • Turn on/off all annotations by default
  • Automatically center all your videos
  • Automatically start playing your videos
  • Autohide controls until hovering
  • Loop your videos
  • Show/hide related videos at the end
  • Show/hide the video title and other info
  • Use the light theme
  • Show/hide player controls
  • Turn on/off closed captions by default
  • Use "opaque" wmode

Customizations can be also made to each YouTube embed by adding more to the link as shown below. Adding these will override the above global defaults that you set:

You can also start and end each individual video at particular times. Like the above, each option should begin with '&'

About the PRO version:

Beyond the above features, you have the option of upgrading to PRO to add enhanced features like the full visual embedding wizard (so you can avoid memorizing codes), priority support, and security/performance. As a PRO user, you also get access to our deleted video alerts to help avoid showing embedded videos that are later removed from YouTube.com. You even get an embedder-centric analytics dashboard that adds view tracking to each of your embeds so that you can answers questions like:

  • How much are your visitors actually watching the videos you post?
  • How does the view activity on your site compare to other sites like it?
  • What and when are your best and worst performing YouTube embeds?
  • How much do the producers of the YouTube videos you embed rely on your site, versus other sites and YouTube.com, for views?
  • Are you embedding videos that are blocked in other countries?

Recently, we also added Video SEO tags, which adds markup that can improve your click rates and video SERP rankings.

See more details after installing. Enjoy!

Maintained by EmbedPlus for YouTube >>

Requires: 2.9 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-7-4
Downloads: 588,609


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