10 YouTube Video Plugins You Didn’t Realize You Needed

When people go looking for YouTube WordPress plugins, the truth is that most will either be looking for a player or a gallery plugin.

But there are a number of other interesting YouTube plugins out there that you may want as well.

In this post, we’re going to look at 10 of them. They will let you do everything from get your videos’ analytics in your dashboard to white labelling YouTube out of picture.


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Find and Fix Missing YouTube Videos – WordPress SEO Clean Up

Perhaps even more disappointing than following a broken link on a site is coming across a missing video.

This tends to happen a lot with YouTube videos. The post author has carefully crafted a set up for you to watch something juicy or interesting or beneficial, and when you go to play it, you get some type of message saying you can’t.

There are all sorts of reasons for this. Sometimes the video maker has removed it. Sometimes YouTube itself has removed it. Sometimes it’s been set to private. Sometimes it’s been restricted because of your location.


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Support Your Clients With White Label Videos and Awesome Tutorials

Did you know we have dozens of continuously updated, high quality white label video user manuals for WordPress?

We’ve also got a comprehensive YouTube channel featuring 180+ videos on how to use our plugins, and topics such as installing WordPress, how to beef up your security and choosing the right web host.

Providing support for clients with little to no experience with WordPress can be a costly exercise, both in time and money. Who’s got time for hand holding?

White label videos

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Embed Tweets, YouTube Videos, and More into Text Widgets with a URL

In a WordPress post, you can simply place the URL from a YouTube video or tweet into your editor, and the video or tweet will automatically be embedded.

You can also do this with media from a number of other sites such as Flickr and Vimeo and Slideshare. (See the entire list here.)

Trying to do that in a text widget, however, doesn’t work.

But there’s a way around that.
Code Snippet for Embeds in Text Widgets
As you’ll be changing your theme for solution, you should probably consider either creating a child theme or making your own simple plugin to use.


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The Ultimate Video Guide to using the Ultimate Facebook plugin

Integrating your website – and your visitors – with Facebook makes sense. After all, it is the world’s most popular social network.

But have you tried integrating Facebook with your site? Tired of having to install a gazillion different plugins just to get basic functionality?

WPMU DEV’s Ultimate Facebook plugin is the ultimate go-to plugin for integrating everything from Like buttons and photo albums to activity feeds and public comments on your site.

WPMU Dev Ultimate Facebook plugin

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100+ New WPMU DEV Videos Added to YouTube in 6 Months … More to Come!

As part of our on-going effort to produce more, better, and easier-to-access support material at WPMU DEV, in the last six months alone, our crack video team has been somewhat quietly but very diligently hard at work — adding more than 100 new videos to the WPMU DEV YouTube channel (Subscribe!).

First up today (there’s more below — including an invitation for your suggestions), we’d like to announce the latest videos in that effort – a step-by-step tutorial series for our Appointments + plugin.

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A Brand New WordPress Plugin from WPMU DEV: YouTube Featured Video

We’re happy to announce that WPMU DEV has released a brand new plugin – the YouTube Featured Video plugin.

This simple, flexible widget lets you select videos from a YouTube channel and then feature them in your sidebar. If you look over to the bottom of the right hand sidebar here on wpmu.org, you’ll see it action.

We wanted this for ourselves, and so we thought a number of you might like it too.

How This Plugin Can Help You


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WordPress YouTube Video Players for More Control and More Pizzazz

If you post a lot of YouTube videos on your site, or you have very specific needs for the videos you post, then you’ve no doubt found yourself wanting a little more out of your video player than YouTube offers by default.

Below we’ve collected some of the best WordPress YouTube player plugins we could find. These plugins will offer you all sorts of options — everything from hiding the YouTube watermark logo that normally shows up in the corner of your video to creating your own playlists with thumbnails.


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