YouTube is getting more popular these days with more and more people are becoming new YouTubers. Being a YouTuber means you run a business and a business needs a website to reach more audiences and strengthen the brand. There is no better tool to create a website for your business than WordPress. It’s a very customizable CMS. You can add any features and functionalities you need. In the context of YouTube, you might want to add your playlist.
In WordPress itself, there are several ways to add a YouTube playlist. The easiest way is using a plugin. Each plugin also offers a different way to add the playlist. Some plugins allow you to load a playlist from your YouTube account while some allow you to create the playlist manually. Here are some of the WordPress plugins that you can use to add a YouTube playlist.
5 Plugins to Add YouTube Playlist in WordPress
Elementor is the most popular WordPress page builder plugin. It has over 5 million active installations and a very well-established environment and community. If you use Elementor on your WordPress site, you can use JetBlog to add a YouTube playlist to your site. You can either add the YouTube playlist to a page or template you create with Elementor. JetBlog itself is a premium add-on for Elementor developed by Crocoblock. You can get it for only $19. JetBlog is a perfect option if you plan to load a YouTube playlist from your account instead of creating a new playlist manually. You need a YouTube API key to load a YouTube playlist from your account. You can read this article to learn more.
JetBlog offers plenty of customization options. You can set the typography of the video titles and sub-titles, the background of the thumbnails area, playlist size, and so on. While you can display a YouTube playlist on an Elementor-powered page, you can also display the playlist you created to a regular page (Gutenberg-powered page) with the help of Elementor Blocks for Gutenberg plugin.
Brizy is pretty similar to Elementor. It’s a page builder that allows you to create a beautiful page without dealing with CSS or HTML. It comes with a visual editor where everything is drag and drop. Brizy also comes with a theme builder feature that allows you to create custom templates for theme parts like the header, footer, single post layout, and so on. Unlike Elementor, you don’t need to install an add-on to create a YouTube playlist in Brizy. Brizy comes with an element called Playlist that you can use to create a video playlist. In addition to YouTube, you can also use the Playlist element to create a Vimeo playlist.
Creating a YouTube playlist in Brizy is a bit different from JetBlog. Brizy doesn’t allow you to load a playlist from your YouTube account. You need to create the playlist manually. The customization options offered by the Playlist element of Brizy are also plenty enough. You can set a custom cover for each video, set the typography of the video titles and sub-titles, set the playlist size (height and width), set the background color of the thumbnails area, and so on. Brizy itself is released as a freemium plugin and the element to create a YouTube playlist is only available on the pro version.
3. tagDiv Composer
tagDiv Composer is a page builder plugin built exclusively for themes developed by tagDiv: Newspaper and Newsmag. In other words, you need to use one of these themes to use tagDiv Composer. Same as Brizy, tagDiv Composer also comes with an element (called shortcode in tagDiv Composer) to create a YouTube playlist. You don’t need to create the playlist manually as tagDiv Composer allows you to load a YouTube playlist from your account. All you need is an API key. Read this article to learn how to create a YouTube playlist using tagDiv Composer.
4. 10Web Player for YouTube
If you don’t use any page builder plugin on your WordPress site then 10Web Player for YouTube is a great option to add a YouTube playlist. It allows you to add a YouTube playlist from your account to any page or post. Since the playlist is loaded from your account, you need a YouTube API key. In addition to playlist, you can also use the plugin to embed your YouTube channel. The 10Web Player for YouTube plugin itself is released as a freemium plugin. You can use the free version to add a YouTube playlist.
5. WordPress Responsive Youtube Playlist Video Player
WordPress Responsive Youtube Playlist Video Player is another great option if you don’t use a page builder plugin on your WordPress site. The plugin allows you to add a YouTube playlist to a blog post or page. You can use it to either load a playlist from your YouTube account or create a new one manually. In addition, you can also embed your YouTube channel if you want it. WordPress Responsive Youtube Playlist Video Player itself is a paid plugin. You can get it on CodeCanyon for $20. It supports full-screen mode. You can display the thumbnails on the right side (sidebar) or on the bottom.