This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

YouTube Play Icon


This plugin adds a play icon to the beginning of the page title whenever an embedded YouTube video is playing. When all videos on the page have stopped playing, the play icon is removed from the page title. This mimics the page title behavior when playing a video on If visitors to your site have several browser tabs open, this is a convenient way they can quickly identify which browser tab contains a web page that is playing video content (making noise).

Also included is the option to display a pause icon in the page title when a video is paused, and the ability to selectively disable the plugin on all pages, all posts, the front page, the home page or on sticky posts, if desired.


  • Play and pause icons displayed in page title
  • Settings Page


  1. Upload the entire plugin folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


How do I enable the pause icon feature, or disable the plugin on specific pages?

After installing and activating the plugin, go to Settings > YouTube Play Icon from the WordPress Dashboard to enable or disable features. Refresh your browser page and then play a video to see the changes take effect.

Contributors & Developers

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


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  • Added support for both http and https YouTube URLs


  • initial release