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Nice YouTube Lite

Nice YouTube Lite gives you the power to embed YouTube video players wherever you choose, by simply adding shortcodes to your posts, pages or sidebar


Basic Usage

Usage is simple. Create a new post, page or text widget add your content to it. Wherever you want a YouTube video to appear include a Nice YouTube shortcode, like the following example. When you view your published post, page or widget the shortcode will be automatically replaced with a corresponding YouTube video.

Shortcode Example

[niceyoutubelite id="UXtjrb0WBhc"]

Note, id is the YouTube video id of your video.

Shortcode Syntax

[niceyoutubelite attribute_name="attribute_value"]

Shortcode Attributes

The Nice Youtube Lite plugin provides options through the inclusion of 3 shortcode attributes. These attributes are as follows.

  • id
  • width
  • aspect_ratio

Each attribute can be set in the shortcode by including the attribute name followed by an equals sign and the attribute value in quotes. You can set a default value for all of the attribute, excluding the video "id", on the admin settings page.

Attribute Example

[niceyoutubelite id="UXtjrb0WBhc" width="320"]

Shortcode Attribute Definitions


[niceyoutubelite id="YouTube_Video_Id"]

Sets the video id for the YouTube video you wish to display. The YouTube video id is displayed in your browsers address bar when you are watching a video on YouTube. To obtain the video id, go to your video manager on YouTube and simply play your video. Look at your browser's address bar. You will see a web address that looks like the following.


The portion of the address after the "v=" is the video id.


[niceyoutubelite id="UXtjrb0WBhc"]

Notice that the id value is the same as the value that comes after the "v=" portion of the YouTube video URI.


[niceyoutubelite width="640"]

Use width to set the YouTube video player width.


[niceyoutubelite aspect_ratio="16:9"]

Set the YouTube video player's aspect ratio with the aspect_ratio attribute. The default YouTube video aspect ratio is 16:9. Older videos probably have an aspect ratio of 4:3. The aspect ratio and width settings are used to automatically calculate the appropriate height for the YouTube video player.

Plugin Settings

The Nice Youtube Lite plugin allows you to configure the plugin's global default settings. Configuration of the plugin is made quick and easy through the use of it's admin settings page. You can find the settings page at WP-Admin>>Settings>>Nice Youtube Lite. The global default settings that are made available to you are as follows.

Default video width

Enter the default YouTube video embed width in pixels. This will be used for all videos that do not have a width set in their respective shortcodes.

Default video aspect ratio

Enter the YouTube player aspect ratio. This will be used to determine the height of the video player. YouTubes standard aspect ratio is 16:9. Older videos may have an aspect ratio of 4:3.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.5.2
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 2,000+


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