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YouTube Comments


This plugin finds YouTube links in post content and imports the video comments.
Users may also post comments to the video after signing into YouTube.


  • Comments box below video

  • Settings panel


  1. Upload the youtube-comments directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Edit the settings using the link in the dashboard settings menu.
  4. Sign up for a Google developer account to enable comment posting.
  5. Use the shortcode “[youtube-comments]” to select certain posts or pages.


1. Why didn’t my comment appear immediately?

Posted comments are often delayed by a short time, even though they appear immediantly on YouTube.

2. Why am I still logged into YouTube after signing out?

Sign out only cancels the ability to post comments. Users can only sign out completely from YouTube/Google.

3. Do I need to signup for a developer account?

A developer account is only required to post comments. You can show comments without a developer account.

4. Why do I get an error message “redirect_uri_mismatch” when signing in?

The redirect URI must exactly match your site’s URL. An extra trailing slash is enough to cause that error.

5. Can I use a custom field for videos?

Yes, a setting is provided for custom fields. YouTube Comments supports the “Automatic YouTube Video Posts” plugin, and the “deTube” premium theme.

Contributors & Developers

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


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Interested in development?

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  • First release


  • Added support for “Automatic YouTube Video Posts” plugin.
  • Fixed bug in comment display.
  • Updated the readme.


  • Added support for “deTube” premium theme.
  • Added setting for URL custom fields.
  • Updated the readme.


  • Fixed bug in user profile loader.