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YouTube is the world largest video sharing website with thousands of new videos uploaded everyday. If you want to  connect your WordPress blog with YouTube then there are wide range of plugins available. In this article i have collected 12 amazing free plugins to connect WordPress site with YouTube. Some of these plugins are simple and easy to use while some are advance, you can chose some according to your needs. Happy Blogging!

1. Amazing YouTube Player:

This plugin adds a friendly and advanced youtube videos player HTML5 compliant. There are two options, you can allow to embed the player automatically at the end of your web pages with youtube videos, or if you prefer the plugin can give you a code to insert where you like to push the player selecting the videos you would like to play.

2. Artiss YouTube Embed:

Artiss YouTube Embed (formally YouTube Embed) is an incredibly simple, yet powerful, method of embedding YouTube videos into your WordPress site.

3. EmbedPlus: YouTube for WordPress:

Enhance the YouTube videos you embed in your WordPress blog using EmbedPlus. It not only provides the features of YouTube’s standard embed, but also extra playback options, relevant user-generated content, and video reactions from communities like Digg and Reddit. Use it to automatically enhance the viewer experience and engagement around the YouTube videos you embed, for free.

4. Enhanced YouTube Shortcode:

The “Enhanced YouTube Shortcode” plugin provides a quick & easy way to use a custom YouTube player in your posts and/or pages without having to get your hands dirty in the source codes. The main advantage over the way WordPress is working this out is the possibility of changing the display of all players in one single spot instead of having to do it manually at every places it has been set.

5. Smart YouTube PRO:

Smart Youtube is a professional WordPress Video plugin that allows you to easily insert videos into your WordPress post, comments and in your RSS feed.

6. TubePress:

Displays gorgeous YouTube and Vimeo videos and galleries in your site. Please visit tubepress.org for more info!

7. Video Gall:

Display a video gallery on your site. Add videos from different sites through the admin panel and get a beautiful video gallery with ShadowBox effect. Also available are options to edit or delete already added videos. Videos can be categorized and displayed according to their categories as well.

8. WP YouTube Lyte:

WP YouTube Lyte allows you to “lazy load” your video’s by inserting “Lite YouTube Embeds”. These look and feel like normal embedded YouTube, but only call the actual “fat” Flash or HTML5 player when clicked on, thereby reducing download size & rendering time substantially.

9. WP YouTube Player:

WP Youtube Player allow insert Youtube videos on WordPress using a single quicktag [tube][/tube]

Features:

  • Easy install.
  • Embed Youtube movies with simple code.
  • Panel for easy configuration.
  • Support config themes for player.
  • Support HTML5 Player.

10. YouTube Channel:

When you need to display sidebar widget with latest video from some YouTube channel or playlist, you can use customisable YouTube Channel plugin. Simply insert widget to sidebar, set channel name and if you wish leave all other options on default. You will get latest video from chosen YouTube channel embedded in sidebar widget, with link to channel on the bottom of the widget.

11. YouTube Favorite Video Posts:

YouTube Favorite Video Posts works in the background to grab videos you mark as favorites in YouTube. The feed is parsed into new posts in WordPress and videos are automatically embedded in the content of those posts. Once this data is available, you can add support to your theme to display your latest favorite videos for your readers.

12. Youtube Profile Field:

Youtube Profile Field allows you to show your latest Youtube videos on your blog. Just enter your Youtube username in the profile and you’re ready to show your videos to the world. You can show your videos either by using a template tag or by using a shortcode, that you can use in posts, pages, and text widgets.