Simple YouTube Embed

Description

Simple YouTube Embed plugin is the easiest way to embed YouTube videos in WordPress. This plugin extends the default YouTube embed with advanced player parameters. When the page is rendered, a high resolution thumbnail image is displayed instead of the YouTube video player.

Features

  • Pretty YouTube video embed
  • Responsive and mobile friendly
  • Embed a YouTube video with a high definition thumbnail image as the poster
  • Enable/Disable display of suggested videos when the video finishes
  • Enable/Disable player controls
  • Enable/Disable video information
  • Enable/Disable fullscreen

Simple YouTube Embed Usage

Create a new post/page and enter your YouTube video URL to embed it. Make sure the URL is on its own line and not hyperlinked (clickable when viewing the post). In order to avoid formatting errors, It’s better to place the URL into the content area in text mode. For example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpg9yizPP_g

Related YouTube Videos

In order to disable related videos from showing you can add “rel=0” to your YouTube URL.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpg9yizPP_g&rel=0

YouTube Video Controls

If you do not want to show player controls you can add “controls=0” to your YouTube URL.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpg9yizPP_g&controls=0

YouTube Video Info

If you do not want to show information like the video title and uploader you can add “showinfo=0” to your YouTube URL.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpg9yizPP_g&showinfo=0

YouTube Video Fullscreen

If you do not want to allow fullscreen option in the player you can add “fs=0” to your YouTube URL.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vpg9yizPP_g&fs=0

For documentation please visit the Simple YouTube Embed plugin page

Recommended Reading

Screenshots

  • Simple YouTube Embed Demo

Installation

  1. Go to the Add New plugins screen in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click the upload tab
  3. Browse for the plugin file (simple-youtube-embed.zip) on your computer
  4. Click “Install Now” and then hit the activate button

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Go to the Add New plugins screen in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click the upload tab
  3. Browse for the plugin file (simple-youtube-embed.zip) on your computer
  4. Click “Install Now” and then hit the activate button
Can I use this plugin to embed a YouTube video with High Quality Thumbnail?

Yes.

Is this plugin responsive?

Yes.

Reviews

works greate

but needs few optipns like disable contrler without needs to type it on the video url .

Does not let you replace preview with image. WTF?

On the plug-in description page, it says…

Can I use this plugin to embed a YouTube video with High Quality Thumbnail?
Yes.

Couldn’t find a way to do it, went to the documentation and found this Q & A:

Is there a way to set the default video thumbnail image?
Thanks!

…you should be able to do it from your YouTube account.

So, uninstalled. Please update the plug-in description to remove the information or explain how to do it USING YOUR PLUG IN.

Sheesh!!!

Very good plugin. It does one job, without any fancy options. Simple. Easy.

It’s a great plugin that does what it says. Simple and basic. Just embedding, one video at a time.

I pointed out an issue to its author, who promptly released a new version. That makes it the best-supported plugin I’ve ever seen. No other plugin author I’ve seen ever updated a plugin on the strength of a single user comment.
Well done!

Awesome Plugin!

This plugin lets me disable related videos in my YouTube video and hide controls. keep up the good work and thanks again for the great support.

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Contributors & Developers

“Simple YouTube Embed” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“Simple YouTube Embed” has been translated into 4 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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Changelog

1.0.6

  • A preview of the YouTube video is now shown in the visual editor instead of a blank background.

1.0.5

  • Compatible with WordPress 4.8
  • Updated all the permalinks

1.0.4

  • Added an option to prevent video information from displaying in the YouTube player
  • Added an option to prevent fullscreen button from displaying in the YouTube player
  • Updated the translation files so the plugin can take advantage of language packs
  • Simple YouTube Embed is now compatible with WordPress 4.4

1.0.3

  • Simple YouTube Embed is now compatible with WordPress 4.3

1.0.2

  • Fixed “black bars” that would show up on the sides of the video and thumbnail
  • If high definition is not available for a video it will embed with a low quality thumbnail
  • Added an option to disable related videos
  • Added an option to disable player controls

1.0.1

  • First commit