Do you want to embed a YouTube channel in your WordPress pages and posts?
YouTube is the most popular and highly engaging platform to watch videos. You can use this platform to deliver your message to users through videos.
Adding your business’s YouTube channel to your website helps engage more users and grow your website traffic.
But, by default, you can’t add a YouTube channel to WordPress. You need to hire a professional developer, and that can be expensive.
So, what should you do? No worries, we’ve got your solution right here.
In this article, we’ll show you how to easily embed a YouTube channel on your website without writing any code or getting expensive help from an expert.
Ready to see how? Let’s get started.
What Do You Need to Embed a YouTube Channel on Your Website?
YouTube is a third-party platform, and it lets you add single videos on your website using code. This is a manual way of showing videos from your YouTube channel in WordPress posts or pages.
But this only allows you to add single videos to your website, not your entire YouTube channel.
For that, we recommend using a WordPress plugin like Feeds for YouTube Pro by Smash Balloon to automatically embed a YouTube channel on your website.
Feeds for YouTube is the best WordPress YouTube plugin on the market. It comes with built-in options to add your playlist, channel videos, feed, and more to your website without editing any code.
The plugin doesn’t require expert knowledge or a professional developer.
It’s easy to customize and design your YouTube channel’s feed to match it with your website. Feeds for YouTube is fully responsive, which means your videos will look beautiful on any screen size or device.
With all these features, the Feeds for YouTube plugin doesn’t affect your website’s performance and speed at all. By default, the autoplay feature is disabled, and the plugin loads the video player when users scroll to the YouTube feed.
Now, let’s look at how to embed your YouTube channel in WordPress.
Embeding a YouTube Channel on Your Website
Follow these steps below, and you’ll be able to add a YouTube feed to your website in just a few clicks.
Step 1. Install and Activate Feeds for YouTube Pro Plugin
The first thing you need to do is to install and activate the Feeds for YouTube Pro plugin by Smash Balloon.
For more details, you should check out our guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
Upon activation, you need to enter the license key.
You can find the license key on your Feeds for YouTube Pro account.
Click on the Activate License button to successfully connect the plugin with your WordPress site.
Step 2. Configure Your YouTube Account in WordPress
The Feeds for YouTube Pro plugin make it easy to connect and configure your YouTube account with WordPress.
You can visit the Feeds for YouTube Pro page in your WordPress admin dashboard and click on the Connect to YouTube to Create a Feed button.
Next, you need to give access to the plugin by signing up with Google. Click on the Allow button to continue.
This will show you a success message on your WordPress dashboard, and your YouTube account is now configured with WordPress.
For access to complete features of the plugin, you also need to get the API Key. Luckily, it’s very easy to create and use an API key for YouTube.
Step 3. Select a YouTube Feed Type
Now you can scroll down on the same page, and you’ll see the option to select a YouTube feed type.
This includes channel, playlist, favorites, search, live streams, and single videos. For our guide, we’ll select Channel.
You also need to enter the channel ID or username that you can find on your YouTube business channel.
Don’t forget to click on the Save Changes button below before moving to the next step.
Step 4. Style Your YouTube Channel Videos Feed
This is the best part of the Feeds for YouTube Pro plugin. You can fully customize the video feed and match it with your website.
First, you can click on the Customize tab from the top of the page. These settings include width, height, background color, and more.
Below, you’ll find the Layout settings. You can choose from grid, gallery, list, or carousel layout for your YouTube videos.
For each option, you can add the total number of videos to display on the page, spacing between videos, and so on.
Next, you can scroll down to the Info Display section. This is where you can control what information you want to show with your YouTube videos.
Click on the Position drop-down menu to select the area where you want to display the video information.
You can check off various options from the show/hide section. It also lets you select options to display/hide on hover.
Moreover, you can select whether you want to show the header, channel description, subscribers count, text, and more.
Once you’re done with the customization, click on the Save Changes button to store these settings.
Step 5. Embed and Display Your YouTube Channel on Your Website
This next step is as simple as the others. You can easily embed a YouTube channel on your WordPress website in just a few clicks.
Start by visiting Pages » Add New in your WordPress admin area. It’ll open the visual editor where you can add your YouTube channel.
Click on the plus icon (+) and search for the Feeds for YouTube custom block. You need to select this one from here.
Once added, the plugin will automatically display videos from your YouTube channel on your website.
Hit the Publish button on your page editor and visit your website to see the YouTube channel videos live.
If you want to embed your YouTube channel in the sidebar or any other widget area, you can visit the Appearance » Widgets page.
Search for the YouTube Feed widget and click on it. Now select the widget area where you want to show your videos.
Click on the Add Widget button, and that’s all! You can embed a YouTube channel to multiple widget areas by simply selecting them one by one.
And that’s how you embed a YouTube channel on your website. We hope this article was helpful for learning how to embed your YouTube channel in WordPress for more engagement and social connections.
If you want, you can check our guide on how to stream Facebook live video in WordPress. This will help you broadcast your Facebook live streams on your website in a few steps.
You may also want to check out our guide on the best WordPress YouTube video gallery plugins to boost views.
This will further help you get video views on your business’s YouTube channel, and it can become an extra source of income through YouTube ads.