WP YouTube Embed Plugin

This plugin allows you to search YouTube video based on keyword you enter and insert it into post or page using WordPress embed short-code.Find YouTube button on post/page visual editor after installation.You can also add height and width to YouTube video.

How to install :

  1. Upload to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.


Note : For this plugin you require to enable  php_openssl setting in your phpini file or contact your server administrator to install / enable php_openssl.


Frequently asked questions :

1.How can I seacrh and add a video?

  •  a) Click on Add New or edit of page or post in your WordPress admin panel.
  •  b) Click on YouTube icon in Visual editor button.
  •  c) Enter term into input box and click on search.


2. Can I add height and width?

Yes, you can specify height and width which is optional. It also allows you to set a maximum (but not fixed) width and height.

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Screenshots :



YouTube icon to search and insert video into post or page.



Screen when user click on Short icon button.



Screen of actual video search along with search parameter.

Posted in WordPress, by Amit, Comments (13)

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    May 30, 2013 at 9:37 am

    This is very useful plugin good work..

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      Madhuri Rathod

      May 30, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Thank you jenny.

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      May 30, 2013 at 9:42 am

      I am getting “It seem that php_openssl is disabled on your server. Please contact your server administrator to install / enable php_openssl.” this error ,Suggest me solution for this.

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        Madhuri Rathod

        May 30, 2013 at 9:45 am

        Solution for this is extension=php_openssl.dll add this to php.ini in the “Dynamic Extensions” section or contact your server administrator to install / enable php_openssl.

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    May 30, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Thanks. love this plugin.

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      Madhuri Rathod

      May 31, 2013 at 8:53 am

      Thank you haber.

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    June 15, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Hi, can you provide an example using a shortcode search?

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      June 16, 2013 at 8:59 am

      You can search video by clicking on Youtube icon button in editor. After selecting & inserting video you can see short code like following :

      [embed width="123" height="456"][/embed]

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    July 5, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    This is one of the best time saving plugins for WordPress that I have came across. It makes it so easy to search for videos to add to any blog. Thanks.

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    Cameron mcnaughton

    July 22, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    I am trying to change the size of the embeded player. What values do i put in the height and width. I’ve tried millimeters and inches.

    I’m obviously doing something wrong!


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    July 31, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    When I use this feature, the video a) does something to my post address so that it doesn’t show up as an individual post. Example:
    b) doesn’t show the video OR a link to the video in the email blast
    Can you help? Thank you.

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    Stephen Liu

    August 9, 2013 at 3:46 am

    searching doesn’t work. Clicking “search” without response

    WP 3.6
    child theme

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    September 15, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    This a great time saving tool Thanks for sharing.

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