How To Show Newest Videos From YouTube Channel In WordPress

YouTube is the leading video hosting website on the web which is why lots of bloggers utilize it to upload their videos. We have written a lot about YouTube & WordPress such as mechanically fetching thumbnails for YouTube videos add share buttons, make your videos responsive to fit all devices, etc. In this article we will display you how to show newest videos from YouTube channel in WordPress. We will as well show you how to generate gorgeous video galleries to show in your sidebar widgets, posts, & pages.


First of all you need to install & activate the YouTube Channel Gallery plug-in. After activation the plug-in, go to Appearance » Widgets to show newest videos in a sidebar widget. On the Widgets screen, drag & drop YouTube Channel Gallery widget to a sidebar.

YouTube Channel Gallery widget is extremely configurable, so you require setting it up. First you require to give is a user ID or a playlist ID in the feed tab of the widget.


Click on player & thumbnails tabs to select player & thumbnail sizes for your gallery. Once completed save your settings.

Below is a case of how the channel gallery would appear like in your sidebar:


You can as well add a YouTube channel gallery in any WordPress page or post utilizing a short code, like this:

[YouTube_Channel_Gallery user=”wpbeginner”]

If you would like to show a playlist in its place of a channel or user, then just change the feed kind to playlist & in its place of giving a user ID, enter the playlist ID like this:

[YouTube_Channel_Gallery feed=”playlist” user=”UUhA624rCabHAmd6lpkLOw7A”]

To show video description along with the thumbnail, you can put in the following parameters to the short code:

[YouTube_Channel_Gallery user=”wpbeginner” title=”1″ description=”1″ thumbnail_alignment=”top” descriptionwordsnumber=”10″]

We expect this article assisted you show newest videos from your YouTube channel on your WordPress website. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for WordPress video tutorials. For any questions & response you can leave us a comment below or catch us on Twitter or Google+.

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