03 Sep Best Free and Premium WordPress YouTube Channel/Gallery Plugins & Widgets
For those who are just like me using WordPress for their website are looking for plugin according to your customization, then this is the right article for you. Built in WordPress doesn’t provide all the facilities that we are looking for but plugins do. So if you are are looking for customized plugin or widgets for YouTube/ Gallery then just read through this article, you will find a solution.
#1 YouTube Channel Gallery (Free)
If you are looking for a YouTube plugin that can be used as a widget as well then this is the perfect plugin for you. This plugin is designed to display the most recent videos from a YouTube channel with different options for customizations such as thumbnail only, thumbnail with description and much more. You can also use the shortcodes to display videos in widget section as well. This plugin also has other features such as it supports YouTube’s Data API v3, it can also switch to HTML5 player in supported mobile browsers as well and you can also use multiple instances of the plugin on the same page.
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This premium plugin comes with such awesome features that you won’t get anywhere. It supports video embedding from YouTube, Dailymotion, and Vimeo. It also has a feature to build video galleries with personalization options for video meta description, selection of the video player, video thumbnail options and much more. You can add videos based on a search, playlist, favorite list of a user, related videos to the video you select from YouTube/Dailymotion/Vimeo. The best part is you can control the interface of the plugin and how it acts. TubePress comes with various pricing package you can check their site below for details.
#3 Responsive YouTube & Vimeo Video Lightbox (Free)
This plugin helps you to embed YouTube and Vimeo videos in a lightbox popup just with the help of a shortcode and guess what it’s totally free, awesome isn’t it? It supports autoplay and it also has options for customizing captions. You can also add it in widget section by simply with the addition of a shortcode.
#4 YourChannel: YouTube Video Gallery (Free)
This plugin will help you to display a customized version of a YouTube channel on your website. At first, you will need a copy of YouTube API key, username, and channel ID and save this information in the plugin’s settings. Then customize YourChannel plugin according to your needs such as using a lightbox video player, displaying banner image, playlists, total videos, number of views, and much more. It also comes with a visual builder that works as a shortcode. You can also display video thumbnails in 7 different styles, all of these thumbnails are responsive.
#5 YouTube Plugin – WordPress Gallery for YouTube
With this premium, you can add your selected YouTube channels and even single videos of your choice for creating your own playlist for your website. This plugin provides 100 plus adjustable parameters, 4 different color palettes and 16 languages support for your website. This plugin also provides a gallery that is fully responsive so that your audience can easily browse your site using any types of devices.
#6 YouTube by Arrow Plugins
This plugin fetches all the video from your channel in YouTube and displays them on your website. This process is automatic so that when you add a new video on your YouTube channel, you don’t have to update your website all over again. This plugin also comes with other features such as it has an option for video sorting, you can customize its interface according to your needs, it provides different options for thumbnails, you can add your videos in inline or by adding lightbox and much more. You can also add this plugin to you widget section simply by the help of a shortcode.
#7 Gallery – Video Gallery and Youtube Gallery
This plugin provides 7 different interfaces. It allows you to create a video gallery for your site. You can create a gorgeous gallery within a few minutes and you can simply display it on any page or post with the help of a shortcode. It also provides other facilities such adding unlimited amount of video and video gallery to your site, it’s fully responsive so that you can easily display your videos in different screen size of devices, it has an option for load More and pagination so that when the number of video clips increases in your site you can simply display it more conveniently by using this option, you can also add title and description for each video you post on your site and much more. For more information check their site below for details.
#8 YouTube WD – Youtube Player and Gallery for WordPress
This plugin fetches all the video from your channel in YouTube and displays them on your website. YouTube WD plugin helps you to embed a Single Videos on your site, videos from YouTube channel and from playlists as well. To make YouTube WD work you will need a link to the video, channel username or ID, get API Key from Google API Console and add it to the settings of the plugin. the player settings options will allow you to control the features of YouTube player appearance and functionality according to your needs. You can also customize its interface according to your requirements for your site. The plugin provides other features as well such you can embed an unlimited number of YouTube videos, it has a mobile-friendly design and layout, it also provides search option for your to embedded videos, it also has an option for social sharing, YouTube gallery view is also available in this plugin and much more. The premium version of this provides many other features as well check their site below for more details.
So yeah, this is the list of plugins that I think are the best. If you think there are better plugins then please feel free to share the knowledge, don’t forget to ping me. I hope this article has helped you, message me for any assistance.