Youtube Channel Wordpress Plugin is used by 481 websites. Among 481, 0 site is within top 10,000 and 21 sites are within top 100,000 websites.

Wordpress Plugin Information of

Plugin Meta Name Plugin Meta Information
Plugin Name
Plugin Description Show video thumbnails or playable blocks of recent videos from YouTube Playlist, Channel (User Uploads), Liked or Favourited videos.
Detail Plugin Description

When you need to display sidebar widget with latest or random video from some YouTube channel or playlist, use plugin YouTube Channel!

Simply insert widget to sidebar or shortcode to content, set Channel or Playlist ID, select resource to use and if you wish leave all other options on default. You will get latest video from chosen YouTube channel or playlist embedded on location of widget/shortcode, with optional link to channel at the bottom of the YTC block.

If you like our plugin and you find it useful, please write review and rate it.

For manual set of videos from YouTube check out Easy YouTube Gallery.


  • Display latest videos from YouTube Channel (resources are sorted in reverse chronological order based on the date they were created) or videos naturaly sorted from Favorited Videos, Liked Videos and Playlist
  • Option to get random video from any of 4 resources
  • Responsive (one full width video per row) or non responsive
  • Preferred aspect ratio relative to width (16:9 and 4:3)
  • Custom width for video embeded object (default is 306px)
  • Enhanced Privacy
  • Choose to display video as thumbnail (default), HTML5 (iframe) or HTML5 Asynchronous (iframe2)
  • Thumbnail mode opens video in lightbox
  • Custom feed caching timeout
  • Optional video autoplay with optional muted audio
  • Show customized link to channel/vanity/legacy username below videos
  • Final look is highly customizable thanks to predefined classes for each element of YTC block!


For fully functional plugin you need to have PHP 5.3 or newer! If you experience issues on older PHP, we can't help you as we don't have access to such old development platform.

If you have an old version of WordPress bundled with jQuery library older than v1.7, some aspects of plugin may not work, as we do not reinclude jQuery library.


You can use style.css from theme or other custom location to additionaly style/tweak look of YTC block. You can stick to classes:

  • .widget_youtube-channel – class of whole widget (parent for widget title and YTC block)
  • .youtube_channel – YTC block wrapper class. Additional classes are available:
    • .default – for non-responsive block
    • .responsive – when you have enabled responsive option
  • .ytc_title – class of H3 tag for video title above thumbnail/video object
    • .ytc_title_above - additional class for video title above video/thumbnail
    • .ytc_title_below - additional class for video title below video/thumbnail
  • .ytc_video_container – class of container for single item, plus:
    • .ytc_video_1, .ytc_video_2, … – class of container for single item with ordering number of item in widget
    • .ytc_video_first – class of first container for single item
    • .ytc_video_mid – class of all other containers for single item
    • .ytc_video_last – class of last container for single item
    • .ar16_9 – class for Aspect Ratio 16:9
    • .ar4_3 – class for Aspect Ration 4:3
  • .ytc_thumb – class of anchor for Thumbnail mode
  • .fluid-width-video-wrapper – class for parent element of IFRAME for enabled responsive
  • .ytc_description – class for video description text below thumbnail/video object
  • .ytc_link – class of container for link to channel

Known Issues

  • Video title and description for embedded playlist mode does not work.
  • Removing YouTube logo from playback control bar does not work for all videos
  • Async HTML5 video does not work for 2nd same video on same page (two YTC blocks set to Async HTML5)

If WordFence or other malware scan tool detect YouTube Channel fule youtube-channel.php as potential risk because base64_encode() and base64_decode() functions, remember that we use this two functions to store and restore JSON feeds to transient cache, so potential detection is false positive.



Along to Widget, you can add YouTube Channel block inline by using shortcode [youtube_channel]. Default plugin parameters will be used for shortcode, but you can customize all parameters per shortcode.

General Settings

  • class (string) Set custom class if you wish to target special styling for specific YTC block
  • channel (string) ID of preferred YouTube channel. Do not set full URL to channel, but just last part from URL - ID (name)
  • vanity (string) part after from Custom URL
  • username (string) Optional legacy YouTube username.
  • playlist (string) ID of preferred YouTube playlist.
  • resource (int) Resource to use for feed:
    • 0 Channel (User uploads)
    • 1 Favorites (for defined channel)
    • 2 Playlist
    • 3 Liked Videos
  • cache (int) Period in seconds for caching feed. You can disable caching by setting this option to 0, but if you have a lot of visits, consider at least short caching (couple minutes).
  • fetch (int) Number of videos that will be used as stack for random pick (min 2, max 50)
  • num (int) Number of videos to display per YTC block.
  • random (bool) Option to randomize videos on every page load.

Video Settings

  • ratio (int) Set preferred aspect ratio for thumbnail and video. You can use:
    • 3 16:9 (widescreen)
    • 1 4:3
  • responsive (bool) Distribute one full width video per row.
  • width (int) Width of thumbnail and video in pixels.
  • display (string) Object that will be used to represent video. We have couple predefined options:
    • thumbnail Thumbnail will be used and video will be loaded in lightbox. (default)
    • iframe HTML5 (iframe)
    • iframe2 HTML5 (iframe) with asynchronous loading - recommended
    • playlist Embedded playlist (same behaviour as old function only_pl)
  • no_thumb_title (bool) By default YouTube thumbnail will have tooltip with info about video title and date of publishing. By setting this option to 1 or true you can hide tooltip
  • themelight (bool) By default YouTube have dark play controls theme. By setting this option to 1 or true you can get light theme in player (HTML5 and Flash)
  • controls (bool) Set this option to 1 or true to hide playback controls.
  • autoplay (bool) Enable autoplay of first video in YTC video stack by setting this option to 1 or true
  • mute (bool) Set this option to 1 or true to mute videos set to autoplay on load
  • norel (bool) Set this option to 1 or true to hire related videos after finished playbak
  • nobrand (bool) Set this option to 1 or true to hire YouTube logo from playback control bar

Content Layout

  • showtitle (string):
    • none - Hide title
    • above - Display title above video/thumbnail
    • below - Display title below video/thumbnail
  • showdesc (bool) Set to 1 or true to show video description.
  • desclen (int) Set number of characters to cut down length of video description. Set to 0 to use full length description.
  • noinfo (bool) Set to 1 or true to hide overlay video infos (from embedded player)
  • noanno (bool) Set to 1 or true to hide overlay video annotations (from embedded player)

Link to Channel

  • goto_txt (string)
  • popup (int) Control where link to channel will be opened:
    • 0 open link in same window
    • 1 open link in new window with JavaScript
    • 2 open link in new window with target="_blank" anchor attribute
  • link_to (string) URL to link:
    • none Hide link (defult)
    • vanity Vanity custom URL
    • channel Channel page
    • legacy Legacy username page

Please note, to enhance plugin functionality, we can change some shortcode parameters in future.

More Information Wordpress Official Plugin Repository

Top 100 Websites built with Wordpress plugin

SiteProNews - Breaking News, Technology News, and Social Media News
Testosterona - Mulheres, humor, esportes, cerveja, gostosas... Testosterona
27,465 favicon of TPNN.COM TPNN.COM
TPNN Home – The Tea Party News Network
Legit Reviews - Technology News and Reviews
EM TEMPO - Portal de notícias 24h de Manaus
Just One Cookbook • Easy Japanese Recipes
Android en español | Androidsis
Flying the Nest - Travel Blog
iPhone de Apple - Actualidad iPhone
Ceará em Rede - Portal de Notícias do Ceará
Adelante la Fe | Información Católica
MuyLinux. GNU/Linux. Open Source. Software Libre.
Recursos para Diseñadores Gráficos y Web | Creativos Online
74,451 favicon of AHDATH.INFO AHDATH.INFO
الأحداث المغربية | موقع الأحداث المغربية | جريدة يومية مستقلة
Testosterona Sports | Informação, curiosidades, humor e entretenimento
E aí, Beleza? Blog de beleza, moda e maquiagem, entre outras coisas
Soap Queen - Tutorials on soapmaking, bath fizzies, lotions and more
93,817 favicon of UPRRP.EDU UPRRP.EDU
Indiahikes - A guide to trekking in India
Home - Diario La República
104,751 favicon of ALROEYA.AE ALROEYA.AE
صحيفة الرؤية
109,320 favicon of QUEDIO.COM QUEDIO.COM
Quedio : NextGen Techblog -
113,050 favicon of FOODFOOD.COM FOODFOOD.COM
118,454 favicon of MOMSPARK.NET MOMSPARK.NET
Mom Spark - A Blog for Moms - Oklahoma Mom Blogger
Fotografie Blog aus Hamburg |
Et pourquoi pas Coline ? - Blog mode et beauté
Ramoji Film City «
126,283 favicon of IRUNFAR.COM IRUNFAR.COM
Ultramarathon and Trail Running News -
Spazio iTech
| - Lifestyle and travel blog about hotspots, travel and things to love... | Amsterdam City Guide | New York City Guide | London City Guide | Paris City Guide & more| | Lifestyle and travel blog about hotspots, travel and things to love… | Amsterdam City Guide | New York City Guide | London City Guide | Paris City Guide & more
137,636 favicon of TIVIBOX.TV TIVIBOX.TV
TiViBOX |Home
Antena San Luis | Replicador de Noticias
144,434 favicon of LIFESPA.COM LIFESPA.COM
Welcome - Dr. Douillard's LifeSpa
Informare Per Resistere. La vera libertà di stampa è dire alla gente ciò che non vorrebbe sentirsi dire.
Fitness and Nutrition - FitFluential
Embarcados - Sua fonte de informações sobre Sistemas Embarcados - Conteúdo de qualidade e de relevância aos profissionais e pessoas interessadas no desenvolvimento de sistemas embarcados
Belimach Table Tips
163,382 favicon of HOTFM.COM.MY HOTFM.COM.MY
Hot FM
James Wedmore Dot Com | Video Marketing Strategies that Kick Butt!
Brendan's Adventures | Travel Photography Blog by Photographer Brendan van Son
169,197 favicon of GEOTHEME.COM GEOTHEME.COM
GeoTheme | WordPress Business Directory theme made right!
Eje Central | El portal de noticias y análisis político en México.
VENTAS POR INTERNET | Guia Publicidad | Ricardo Andrade
Jess Valentine - Beauty, Style & Lifestyle Blog
175,441 favicon of BEAUTYLAB.NL BEAUTYLAB.NL - Go Beauty!
177,016 favicon of WIDOOBIZ.COM WIDOOBIZ.COM
Widoobiz : Le média 100% Entrepreneurs
Blog beauté, mode & Lifestyle
181,697 favicon of NOOBIST.COM NOOBIST.COM
The Noobist - a Newsmagazine for Nerds!
Comiendo tierra | JUAN CARLOS MONEDERO
Noticias sobre coches y motor | Actualidad Motor
191,074 favicon of CARTUBE.TV CARTUBE.TV
Car Tube • Speedy fancy cars and their drivers
191,399 favicon of SOYDEMAC.COM SOYDEMAC.COM
Mac de Apple en español | Soy de Mac
Magazine.HD | Emoção em Alta
Mon blog de fille | Beauté Maquillage
Burke's Backyard - Give Me A Home Among The Gumtrees
Tech Tablets - Chinese Tablet Reviews and News - Tech Tablets
209,854 favicon of NAG.CO.ZA NAG.CO.ZA
NAG Online | South Africa's leading computer, gaming & technology magazine online
মুক্ত জীবন.কম - বাংলা অনলাইন লাইফষ্টাইল ম্যাগাজিন
Gadgets y electrónica de consumo | Actualidad Gadget
Inspired By This | Wedding Blog, Home Blog, Business Advice, Baby Blog
Natural Healing – Natural Health Breakthroughs from Across the Globe
219,069 favicon of WPB.ORG WPB.ORG
City of West Palm Beach
Le news più strane: notizie strane, notizie divertenti, incredibili e curiose, stranezze, curiosità e foto divertenti | Notizie incredibili, immagini divertenti, cose strane, video curiosi
What about her / Travel & Lifestyle Writer / Reisblog / Fotografie / Video /
Marni's Wing Girl Method - #1 Trick To Get Any WomanMarni's Wing Girl Method
iPad de Apple - Actualidad iPad
Yusuf Mansur - Saluran Hikmah dan Inspirasi
Smart Hustle Magazine - Chronicling the Smart Hustle of Today's Small Business Entrepreneur
A Culinary Journey With Chef Dennis - How to make Restaurant Style Dishes in your own home
227,492 favicon of TFLCAR.COM TFLCAR.COM
Auto News, Views and Real World Reviews -
Director Magazine — For Inspiring Business Leaders
Fanbolero - Tu Dosis de Futbol
Vince DelMonte's Muscle Building Secrets and Programs | Vince DelMonte's Muscle Building Tips and Six Pack Secrets
234,637 favicon of ONEFM.COM.MY ONEFM.COM.MY
one FM | 最Hit!
Acquario di Genova, l’acquario più grande d’Europa | tanie wakacje, podróże, weekend, lifestyle
El Botón Select - Noticias diferentes para jugadores diferentes | Juegos originales, retro, indie, bandas sonoras, speedruns, vídeos curiosos...
Hanfjournal - Das Cannabis-Magazin das abhängig macht – ganz legal.
Huawei News - Entdecke die Welt von Huawei
THAT Agency | Website Design | Digital Marketing Agency FL
Julie Borowski - Politics. Culture. Weirdness
YoSoyAndroid - Todo sobre Android | Android Puerto Rico | AndroidPR
Spot and Web - Spot and WebSpot and Web | Spot and Web
Plum Village | Mindfulness Practice Centre in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh
Dnevni List | Vaša dnevna novina
Home - We Said Go Travel
Rocky Mountain Savings - A Lifestyle Blog for the Working Girl
ARABASKET | Lebanese & Arab Basket News & Updates
ScanNews Nigeria
270,688 favicon of MADCORPS.COM MADCORPS.COM
MadCorps - Madcorps, un symbole d'unité et de volonté.
The Rocky Mountain Collegian is the source for news and information on the Colorado State University campus.
BVB Fanabteilung | Offizielle Website
teach mama - learning in the every day
Kelly Caresse | Mama lifestyle blog
Plantão Itabuna - A denúncia é sua, a missão é nossa
288,795 favicon of OZOM.CL OZOM.CL - Levelea tu Geek Interior
Sunshine Tour it begins here
290,430 favicon of AUTOMOMO.HK AUTOMOMO.HK
【貓貓車網】: 享受生活│安全駕駛│推動環保