Tips to Show Latest Videos From YouTube Channel in WordPress
November 14. 2021
Since you’re reading this it’s safe to say you’re looking for a way to show the latest videos from your YouTube channel on your WordPress website. Whan an unusual assumption! Bad jokes aside, if the above statement is true, you’ve come to the right place! In the text below we’ll show you some tips to show the latest videos from your YouTube channel in WordPress. Stick around to find out how you’ll do it!
Why’s it even important?
There’s probably no need to mention the place YouTube has on the lists of most popular sites or something. We’ll go ahead and say YouTube is right after Google when it comes to website popularity. Many YouTubers (or more plainly – YouTube users) create WP websites that are complementary to their channels. It’s a great way to boost popularity, and we all know how hard it is these days to make people want to stay on your website a little longer. Even if they’re not on your channel (after the video from your channel’s over, and they suddenly start to watch a recommended video from another YouTuber), they’re still on your website. Alongside setting up business call forwarding from your WP website, this is one of the many popularity boosters available at your disposal.
Shall we get started?
Now that we’ve emphasized the importance of having YouTube videos on your WordPress website, it’s time to actually show you how to do it. First, we’ll show you the plugins you have at your disposal. For other cool WP plugins, click right here.
Alright, here are the plugins you can use to connect your YT channel to your WP website:
- YourChannel – our recommendation. Read about it below.
- Smash Balloon Youtube Feed Pro – supports live streams, very intuitive.
- Envira Gallery – some say that this is the best YT gallery add-on.
- YouTube Showcase – if you want to look very professionals, this might be just the thing for you.
- Video Gallery by Origin Code – offers you many design options (looks fantastic!).
- Embed Plus for YouTube – very easy-to-use YT software.
As you can see, there are many plugins that offer you the opportunity to showcase your YT videos on your WP website. We’ll demonstrate how to do it using the plugin called YourChannel. We’re sure you’d have no trouble installing all the other ones, but we recommend using this one.
How to display the freshest YouTube videos from your channel on your WP website (using YourChannel)
Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for – how do you actually do it in a step-by-step tutorial. There’s no need to panic or something because the software is pretty easy to use. Let’s have a look.
Obtaining the API key
First things first, you’ll need to obtain the famous API (Application Programming key. This can be done by visiting the Google Developers page and following the instructions you’ll find there. Also, you’d probably like to know that YourChannel also has a pro edition with many additional features. You’ll need the API key for every YT to WP software, and that makes this one of the most important tips to show the latest videos from your YouTube channel in WordPress. But, let’s get back to the tutorial.
You’ll need to click the Plugins tab to your left in the admin panel. Then you can click the Add New option. Once you’ve done that, type in YourChannel in the empty search box. Scroll down until you stumble upon the plugin we’re talking about, and click the Install Now button you really can’t miss.
Setting it up
You’ll find a new option in your Settings tab on the admin menu to your left, called YourChannel (well, of course). The time has come for you to finally set up the YourChannel plugin, which will allow you to display the newest videos from your YT channel right there on your WP website. Okay, let see what do we have here. Do you notice the first empty box on the top? That’s where you’ll need to insert the aforementioned API key. The standard default API key will work well with most major YT channels, but we’re guessing you want to display your own content, of course.
Once you’ve done inserting the API key, it’s time to let the software find your YT channel by typing in your username or the channel’s ID. If the info you’ve entered is correct, you’ll see your YouTube displayed below. Afterward, all that’s left for you to do is to change various settings available in the software (such as how many videos are loaded, the max number of videos shown, etc.). Once you’re finished doing that, just click Save, and that’s about it.
The plugin will create a so-called shortcode for your channel. You can freely paste it into any of your WP pages. Wherever the aforementioned code is used, your YT channel banner and videos will be shown. The freshest videos will, of course, be presented first.
That’s pretty much all there’s to be done. As you can see, it’s not a difficult task. You just need to obtain the API key, install the program, fill up the empty boxes you find along the way and that’s it. Hopefully, we’ve successfully navigated you through the process. Okay, we’re sure that you didn’t have trouble setting up YourChannel.
It’s time to say goodbye
That’s about it, folks. These were some tips to show the latest videos from your YouTube channel in WordPress. Now you know how it’s done. As we’ve mentioned earlier, we’re sure you’ll easily navigate through all of the YT gallery plugins available on the market. YourChannel is very easy to use and intuitive, so that’s why we chose it as a program for demonstration.