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YouTube for WordPress


YouTube for WordPress Demo Site // YouTube for WordPress Documentation

YouTube for WordPress: Setup Video Tutorial

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Introducing a brand new , fully redesigned YouTube browsing experience brought directly to your WordPress dashboard.

YouTube for WordPress is the most valuable YouTube solution for WordPress installations, allowing you to maintain any YouTube account directly from your WordPress dashboard.

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  1. Customizeable YouTube player to fit the look and feel of your site
  2. Upload new content directly to your account and assign them to a playlist
  3. Browse through your entire channel (uploads, playlists, likes, favorites, watch history)
  4. Insert any content directly from your account
  5. Search YouTube directly from your dashboard for videos, playlists or browse entire channels!
  6. Explore new channels and subscribe or unsubscribe directly from the plugin dashboard
  7. Easy to use shortcodes for everything!
  8. Translation ready
  9. Extremely extensible for custom functionality not built in
  10. The best support around
  11. Awesome documentation (and constantly growing)


We are currently seeking users to help translate YouTube for WordPress, to make it more readily available to the rest of the world. Currently we have the plugin translated into :

If your interested in helping out with translations, please consider grabbing a copy of the .pot file located in the language folder in the root of YouTube for WordPress. Any and all translators will get credit in the readme and on the YouTube for WordPress site.

YouTube for WordPress is built up on the latest version of the YouTube API (v3.0) enabling some truly amazing features out of the box. Some features include (but are not limited to) uploading new content to your account, browsing your entire channel, searching YouTube for new videos/playlists/channels, keeping up with your subscriptions, insert single videos or entire playlists and so much more.

Anyone using YouTube as their video hosting solution should be using this plugin. Check out the YouTube for WordPress demo site for examples, documentation, tutorials, support and premium add-ons.

YouTube for WordPress requires a Google OAUTH and API Key – for help with obtaining your keys, please visit our support article

Easy to Use Shortcodes

YouTube for WordPress provides some extremely easy to use shortcodes. You can either manually enter shortcodes onto a page, or use the ‘Insert to Post’ to quickly and easily embed videos or playlists into a post (and automatically generate the shortcode for you).

Some shortcodes that come bundled with YouTube for WordPress

  1. [yt4wp-video video_id="123456"] – single videos embed
  2. [yt4wp-playlist playlist_id="123456"] – playlist embed
  3. [yt4wp-grid playlist_id="123456"] – playlist grid layout
  4. [yt4wp-grid channel_id="123456"] – channel grid layout
  5. [yt4wp-grid search_term="WordPress Tutorials"] – search term grid layout

View Documentation and Examples


For more information regarding premium add-ons, please review the Add Ons Overview page. Some add-ons we have scheduled for release include:

  1. YouTube Embedded Player Customizer
  2. Front End User Uploads
  3. YouTube Analytics
  4. Post Creation/Mass Video Import
  5. Playlist Manager
  6. Automatic Account Monitoring
  7. Live Streaming

and more…


Along with some premium add-ons, we have a few premium themes in the works as well that will be released down the road.


YouTube for WordPress may be the most highly supported YouTube WordPress plugin to date. As changes are made to the Google/YouTube API this plugin will continue to grow, and extend it’s functionality. Due to the overwhelming popularity of this plugin, support will be provided to support license holders first. All other support will be provided through the WordPress plugin repository support forums, located here. At the moment, only free support is provided. In the coming weeks, we will be transitioning over to a licensing and support ticket system.

For a full list of features please visit the Features section of the YouTube for WordPress site.

For support options, please visit the main YouTube for WordPress support page

Documentation and Examples

You can find the complete documentation up on the YouTube for WordPress site. You can also find a few examples of some features you can start using right out of the box!

Note : the YouTube for WordPress documentation is a work in progress. as time progresses, the documentation , developer documentation and examples sections will grow ten fold with specific working examples.

Please check back frequently for updates to the documentation, examples and add-ons section of the site. As time progresses, tutorials and more advanced examples will be added to the documentation.

Developer Docs.

Please view the developer documentation on the YouTube for WordPress documentation page.


  • YouTube for WordPress Settings Overview
  • YouTube for WordPress Search Page
  • YouTube for WordPress Media Element Player (Embedded Video)
  • YouTube for WordPress Advanced Channel Browsing Overview
  • YouTube for WordPress Widget Settings
  • YouTube for WordPress Browse Subscriptions
  • YouTube for WordPress Insert Video into Posts and Pages
  • YouTube for WordPress Browse User Content
  • YouTube for WordPress Widget video playback in fancybox
  • YouTube for WordPress Uploader Step #1
  • YouTube for WordPress Uploader mid-upload at 79%


  1. Download the YouTube for WordPress plugin .zip file
  2. Log in to
  3. Click Plugins -> Add New -> Upload
  4. Upload the file
  5. Activate the plugin
  6. Once installed and activated, head over to the setup documentation and follow along with the tutorial to get things setup properly.


This seems very complicated, I really need help getting things set up.

If you need help getting things set up, we have a tutorial set up on the site to walk you through the process of attaining an API key from Google. At first glance, it seems a bit overwhelming, but it you can get things set up and the plugin running in under 5 minutes.

Is there some sort of documentation for YouTube for WordPress?

Yes, you can find the documentation on the demo site, located here

What are the minimum requirements?

YouTube for WordPress requires a minimum of WordPress version 3.9+, MySQL 5+ and PHP 5.3+ in order to function properly. You will also need to have CURL enabled at the server level to communicate with the YouTube API.

I need help with something specific. How do I go about receiving support?

You’ll need to purchase a support license to gain access to the support ticketing system. Once you have a support license, you can submit support requests and someone will get back to you in a short period of time. Otherwise you can open up a thread in the support forums here in the repository.

Do you have somewhere where you post announcements, like a blog?

You can follow along with the announcements on the roadmap page. Any future release announcements will be posted there.

Is there a newsletter I can sign up for, to receive updates about add-on releases and security notifications?

Yes, you can sign up for the release newsletter on the YouTube for WordPress site, located in the footer.

Do you provide a list of hooks and filter that I can take advantage of, to extend the plugin to suit my needs?

Yes, when building the plugin we took into account that the plugin may not suit all user needs out of the box. We have included a whole slew of hooks and filters for users to take advantage of. You can find a complete list of the hooks in the YouTube for WordPress developer documentation section of the documentation page.



All links to the documentation, support or anything else are on the domain “”, which is no longer available. When you go there, you will get a message “Buy this domain The domain may be for sale by its owner!”

Best APP

Oldukça güzel bir uygulama. Ellerinize sağlık. Birde kolay satın alma olsa daha güzel olacak.

Not the best support

The plugin would be really good if all of it worked. The grid short code just doesn’t seem to work, even when trying to use his own example from the website.

The first thread complaining about the issue is 5 months old now and the issue was on “top of the to-do list” back then, almost half a year ago, so either the issue is fixed and its only for me it doesn’t work or it’s not been fixed.

Any way made my support thread a month ago no reply. Asked in an old thread to see if any one managed to fix it, the thread gets closed. But I see a trend of him replying to negative reviews so maybe this will get an answer?

Best youtube plugin

I’ve been looking for a youtube plugin for sometime. This is by far the best and its free. I like the front upload feature. When will this be available?

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Contributors & Developers

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



= – October 20th, 2015 =
– Fix links to the yt4wp site – March 25th, 2015

  • Enhancement: Added Serbian (sr_RS) translation file – thanks goes to the First Guide team for the translation – January 21st, 2015

  • Removed: The MySQL version check. Incompatable on a few servers. – January 6th, 2015

  • Fixed: re-minified and re-added file_upload_script.js + file_upload_script.min.js – January 3rd, 2015

  • Enhancement: Added .mts as an accepted file format to upload to YouTube
  • Enhancement: Added error catching to playlist grid template

2.0.4 – January 3rd, 2015

  • Fixed: Replaced php shorthand to print results (caused issues for some users on newer versions of php) – November 30th, 2014

  • Update: Re-added chunked uploads to the upload script ( max chunk size == wp_max_upload_size() )
  • Update: Altered the hardcoded path to the plugin folder for users who have plugins outside of /wp-content/
  • Fixed: Class names on [yt4wp-grid] shortcodes (masonry wasn’t being initialized)
  • Fixed: Poster image being offest on front end – November 24th, 2014

  • Fixed: Closed comment on the video container (again) – November 23rd, 2014

  • Enhancement: Added action links to the plugin page
  • Update: Small adjustments to the settings pages, re-shifted text, added new buttons for ‘Setup Guide’ and ‘Google Developer Console’ so that they are not overlooked

2.0.3 – November 22nd, 2014

  • Enhancement: Added dismissable notification at 2 weeks, politely asking for a review
  • Enhancement: Style enhancements throughout
  • Enhancement: Included a new option for automatic plugin updates in the background, to keep all users on the same version (can be disabled)
  • Update: Removed file upload limit errors, as chunked uploads should avoid this limitation (max_execution_time is the limiter)
  • Update: Stripped out some unecessary code
  • Update: Updated both [yt4wp-grid] shortcode functions, view the exmaples : Search Grid, Playlist Grid
  • Fixed: Authentication redirect bug. When a user is authenticated and removes there keys, they are then logged out and permissions are revoked.
  • Fixed: [yt4wp-grid] bug where grid always displayed at the top of the page
  • Fixed: Bug removing the error log update arrow
  • Fixed: Thickbox styles on post and page edit screens interefering with other plugins
  • Fixed: Split styles and enqueued on pages where needed. Print icon styles in admin_print_scripts hook. – November 17th, 2014

  • Update: Fixed error with comment not closing, throwing page layouts off

2.0.2 – November 16th, 2014

  • Update: Removed advanced debug option
  • Update: Improved error messaging, now more user friendly
  • Update: Imrpoved initial welcome screen so it doesn’t look so much like a warning
  • Update: Added new error loging to debug settings page for better error tracking and support handling
  • Update: Various style improvements throughout
  • Update: Wrapped a few more strings in proper text-domain
  • Update: Set default player to media element player
  • Update: Removed a few undeclaired variabled throwing warnings
  • Update: Re-wrote some of the file upload script
  • New: Added a new helper function ( writeErrorToErrorLog( $error_message , $error_code ) – which allows errors to be written to the new error log )
  • New: Added a new helper function ( clear_yt4wp_error_log() – which clears all errors from the error log )
  • New: Added a new support page with information about receiving support
  • New: Added new error checks to the upload page (prevent uploads larger than server allowed)
  • New: Added max_upload_filesize text to the upload page
  • New: Eyeball icon on settings page to be able to check current values of keys
  • Removed: runUpdateTasks() function, wasn’t being utilized. Moved all updates to runUpdateCheck()
  • Removed: Unused Google Services ( reduced excessive file size )
  • Removed: Google PHP Unit Tests ( reduced excessive file size )

2.0.1 – November 13th, 2014

  • Update: Lowered PHP requirements to PHP 5.3
  • Update: Removed PHP 5.4 functions
  • Update: Updating a few strings
  • Update: Added correct text domains on all strings
  • Update: Updated “YouTube Plus” text to “YouTube for WordPress”

2.0 – November 2nd, 2014

  • Update: Complete overhaul of the entire plugin. Re-released as YouTube for WordPress
  • Update: Updated the YouTube API to v3.0
  • Update: Updated screenshots and readme files
  • Fix: Removed old plugin settings
  • Feature: Released new site


  • Added YouTube parameter customization
  • Preview YouTube videos in a new modal, instead of at



  • Fixed file path issue with a some files in YouTube Plus


  • Initial Release of YouTube Plus