WordPress is the most popular CMS or content manager for many reasons. Among them, its versatility. On the one hand, you can apply themes to it that completely change its appearance and functionality. On the other hand, it has a large number of plugins that allow you to add or improve its features.
One of the most important aspects in recent years is the integration of videos, content with greater impact and virality than the articles of a lifetime. Hence, in many sectors it is practically mandatory to have a YouTube channel and, if you have a website, those videos should not be missing on your website.
Luckily, integrating WordPress and YouTube is very easy. By default, inserting a video is as simple today as adding your link. WordPress takes care of the rest. But if you want more, such as inserting lists, channels, personalizing the player or obtaining personalized statistics, you may prefer to use one of the plugins listed below.
Embed Plus for YouTube
With Embed Plus for YouTube, it will be easier for you to insert YouTube content beyond a mere video. You can, for example, integrate an entire gallery, a channel, a playlist or even a live broadcast.
By inserting channels or playlists, WordPress allows you to display a selection of videos or all your published videos in a navigable menu where you will see the thumbnails and you will be able to play the content.
Among other things, you can configure the automatic reproduction of the videos, one after the other, integrate live broadcasts in your WordPress page … Other interesting details are that it also works on mobile devices, it has HTTPS support and it complies with the European RGPD regulations.
WP YouTube Lyte
On this occasion, WP YouTube Lyte is designed to optimize the loading of YouTube videos. Specifically, instead of loading the default player, it includes a simpler one, ideal for inserting several videos on the same page.
Compatible with most browsers, whether desktop or mobile devices, it also gets along well with languages, being compatible, among others, with Spanish, Catalan, English or French.
Among other interesting functions, it allows you to load the preview of the videos locally so you don’t have to request them from YouTube. In short, a plugin designed to optimize the use of YouTube in WordPress.
Compatible with all kinds of devices, so that you can see your videos on PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone, YotuWP makes it easy to integrate playlists, channels or users, individual videos, etc.
To show the videos, this WordPress plugin allows showing lists or grids. And as for the player, you can choose the classic or use a custom one.
If you want to integrate your YouTube channel in style with your website with WordPress, with YoutuWP you will get good results.
10Web Player for YouTube
Similar to the previous plugin, 10Web Player for YouTube enhances the YouTube player and makes it easy to integrate content beyond just video. Thus, it will be very useful to add channels and lists to your website with WordPress.
If you choose to publish video galleries on WordPress, you will have several different views depending on the type of content or the style you want to contribute. And as for the player itself, you can apply different loading effects to the official one.
On the other hand, the plugin respects the information provided by YouTube, such as title, description, etc. And to share the videos, it integrates social buttons.