Why Show Your YouTube Channel Videos in WordPress?

Why Show Your YouTube Channel Videos in WordPress?

By adding your YouTube channel to WordPress, you get more eyes on your YouTube channel while making your website more engaging.

When your visitors watch YouTube videos on your website, they stay on your site longer, which positively impacts your WordPress SEO.

By default, WordPress lets you embed a single YouTube video into your posts and pages, but you can’t add an entire channel.

Luckily, you can easily add your YouTube channel to your WordPress site with the help of a WordPress plugin. This will save you a lot of time, since it will automatically show the latest videos from the channel.

That being said, let’s take a look at how to show the latest videos from your YouTube channel in WordPress easily.

How to Show 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 show your latest videos. It’s the best YouTube video gallery plugin for WordPress used by over 1.6 million websites.

Note: There is a pro version of the plugin available that gives you more control over how your channel displays, but we will use the free version for this tutorial since it has the YouTube channel embed feature.

First thing you need to do is install the free Feeds for YouTube plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, you need to go to Feeds for YouTube » Feeds for YouTube and then click the ‘Connect to YouTube to Create a Feed’ button.

Connect YouTube account

This will bring you to a screen where you’ll be asked to log into your Google account.

You need to choose the account that’s linked to your YouTube channel.

Select Google account

After that, enter your Google account password.

Then, click the ‘Allow’ button when asked.

Allow Smash Balloon

This will bring you back to your WordPress admin dashboard.

You should receive a notification that your account has been successfully connected.

Feeds for YouTube account connected

After that, click on the ‘Customize’ menu option at the top of the screen.

Here you can adjust how your YouTube channel feed will display. We will keep the default settings, but you can customize your feed however you like.

In the ‘General’ settings section, you can control the width and height of your feed and the background color.

Customize YouTube feed settings

After that, you can select the type of visual layout for your channel in the ‘Layout’ section.

You can choose between, Grid, Gallery, and List. If you select Grid or Gallery, then you can set the number of columns too.

Next, you can choose the number of videos you want to load initially.

YouTube feed layout settings

Once you’ve done that, you can control the appearance of your header in the ‘Header’ section.

Simply uncheck the boxes if you don’t want the channel header or description to display.


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