In this tutorial, we will show you how to generate and embed an entire YouTube video playlist with the social media aggregator – EmbedFeed.
EmbedFeed has direct integration with the YouTube API that enables users of the platform to automatically sync their YouTube playlists with their websites.
This means that you will no longer need to copy/paste the codes available in the section when you click the share button below each individual video on YouTube.
No more manual management of the videos for your website and no coding skills required.
In this article:
Steps to embed YouTube Video Playlist
Important: Before you start, login into the EmbedFeed platform. If you are not here yet, register for a free trial and you are ready to go! Once you have an account of the platform, just follow the steps below on how to embed a YouTube playlist :
Step 1: Go to Sources and click ‘Add source’
Step 2: Choose ‘YouTube‘ from the social media networks list
Step 3: Choose a YouTube playlist and in the provided input field enter the link of your YouTube Channel, choose the playlist you want to embed and click ‘Next’
Step 4: Once the feed is generated click ‘Create feed’ and you will be redirected in the YouTube playlist widget screen
Step 5: Copy the top-left code (as shown below)
Step 6: Paste it in your website’s page HTML code body section (where you want the widget to appear)
To view the embedded video content, the users will need to click on a particular video that appears in a popup with its full description generated from the video post on YouTube.
The format is the same as the YouTube player with all its player controls and the options to allow fullscreen.
Here is a video walkthrough of the steps:
Embed YouTube Playlist in WordPress
Once you have your EmbedFeed YouTube embed code, just follow these steps to add the code in your WordPress page:
- Open the page editor and select the area where you want to display the playlist
- Click on the plus icon and select Custom HTML block (you can also use a shortcode so instead of an HTML block choose the shortcode block).
- Paste the code in the block
- Click Publish
For Older WordPress versions
In case you are If you are using an old version of WordPress check this screenshot below.
You will need to open the page and click on the Text option (not the Visual) in the editor, where you will only need to paste the code.
Customize your YouTube Playlist widget
For those of you who want to make sure their YouTube widget fits their web page branding, they can use a variety of options available in the Settings panel.
Additionally, if you navigate to the Moderate tab you will be able to manage which videos to appear or be removed from the live feed.
Demo of embedded YouTube Playlist
Once you paste the code the embedded playlist widget will immediately appear on your website. Check our Demo Library and the full YouTube playlist demo.
Add more related videos to your YouTube Playlist
To keep your playlist updated and relevant fo your audience, a good idea is to continue adding related videos to your playlists.
To do this, go to your YouTube account, select the YouTube playlist you want to embed and then follow the steps:
Step 1: Click the 3 dots icon and click ‘Add videos’
Step 2: Search for your topic and handpick the videos and click Add videos
Additionally, the platform automatically checks for new playlists so you do not need to know the playlist id nor manually add the playlists.
Every time you create a new playlist for your YouTube account, EmbedFeed will generate it and if you need to embed it, just follow the same steps above.
Do more with EmbedFeed plugin: Embed Your YouTube Channel
The YouTube embed options by EmbedFeed are extended to allow you to embed your entire YouTube Channel.
Check the full knowledge base tutorial on the link below:
Read more: Embed YouTube Channel on any website.
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