Want to watch the latest videos from a YouTube channel on your WordPress site?
YouTube is the most popular video platform in the world. By adding videos from your YouTube channel to your site, you can get more views and increase engagement.
In this article, we will show you how to show the latest videos from your YouTube channel in WordPress step by step.
Why show your YouTube channel videos in WordPress?
Adding your YouTube channel to WordPress gives you more eyes on your YouTube channel while making your site more engaging.
When your visitors watch YouTube videos on your site, they stay longer on your site, which has a positive impact on your WordPress SEO.
By default, WordPress lets you integrate a single YouTube video into your posts and pages, but you can’t add an entire channel.
Fortunately, you can easily add your YouTube channel to your WordPress site using a WordPress plugin. This will save you a lot of time as it automatically shows the latest videos from the channel.
That said, let’s take a look at how to easily view the latest videos from your YouTube channel in WordPress.
How to view your latest YouTube channel videos in WordPress
We recommend using the Feeds for YouTube by Smash Balloon plugin to add your YouTube channel to WordPress and view your latest videos. It is the best YouTube video gallery plugin for WordPress used by over 1.6 million sites.
Note: There is a pro version of the plugin available that gives you more control over how your channel appears, but we will use the free version for this guide as it has the YouTube channel embedding feature.
The first thing you need to do is install the free Feeds to YouTube plugin. For more details, see our step-by-step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.
To activate, go to Feeds for YouTube »Feeds for YouTube and then click on the ‘Connect to YouTube’ button to create a feed.
This will take you to a screen asking you to sign in to your Google Account.
You must select the account associated with your YouTube channel.
Then enter the password for your Google Account.
Then click the ‘Allow’ button when prompted.
This will bring you back to your WordPress admin dashboard.
You should receive a notification that your account has been created.
Then click on the ‘Customize’ menu at the top of the screen.
Here you can adjust how your YouTube channel feed is displayed. We keep the default settings, but you can customize your feed as you wish.
In the ‘General’ settings section you can control the width and height of your feed and the background color.
Then you can select the type of visual layout for your channel in the ‘Layout’ section.
You can choose from, Grid, Gallery and List. If you select Grid or Gallery, you can also specify the number of columns.
Next, you can first select the number of videos you want to load.
Once you have done that, you can check the appearance of your headline in the ‘Headline’ section.
Uncheck the boxes if you do not want the channel heading or description to appear.
In the ‘Load more button’ section, you can then change how this button appears on your site.
You can show or hide the button and change the color and text.
Below that, you can customize the subscription button in the same way.
If you make changes, click the ‘Save Changes’ button before leaving the screen.
Now is the time to add your YouTube channel to your WordPress site.
Simply navigate to Pages »Add New, then name your page.
Then click on the icon plus ‘Add block’.
This opens the WordPress block menu.
Simply type ‘YouTube’ in the search box and then select the ‘Feeds to YouTube’ block.
This will automatically add your YouTube feed to your page. Finally, click the ‘Publish’ or ‘Refresh’ button to make your page live.
Now your visitors can watch your YouTube channel on your WordPress site.
When you publish new videos to your YouTube channel, they automatically appear on your page.
View the latest YouTube channel videos in the WordPress sidebar
In addition to adding your latest YouTube channel videos to a WordPress page, you may also want to show your latest videos in your sidebar.
To do this, navigate to Appearance »Widgets and then click on the ‘Add Block’ icon to add a new block.
Then type ‘YouTube’ in the search box.
Then select the ‘Feeds for YouTube’ block similar to the one above.
This automatically inserts your YouTube channel feed into your sidebar.
Next, click the ‘Refresh’ button to save your sidebar widget.
Your YouTube channel videos will now appear in your WordPress sidebar.
Like the above, your most recent videos are automatically displayed at the top of the sidebar.
We hope this article helped you learn how to show the latest videos from a YouTube channel in WordPress. You may also want to see our guide to starting your own podcast, or our comparison of the best live chat software for small businesses.
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