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Youtube Videos


Youtube Videos Widget lets you add the latest youtube video anywhere in your WordPress blog. You can add it to a post or a page with the short code [youtube_videos], or to a sidebar with the included widget. Customize options in the options page and on the widget itself.

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  • Youtube widget area where you can change options.


  1. Upload youtube-videos.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Place <?php echo do_shortcode('youtube_videos'); ?> in your templates where you want your video to appear or place the widget in any sidebar. Or [youtube_videos] in your post or page.


Can I use this in my .php template files?

Yes. Add <?php echo do_shortcode('youtube_videos'); ?> anywhere in your template files.

How come I cannot customize width and height on the short code version?

You can use the backend options to add custom width and height


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1.1 Manage username for both shortcode and widget in the Settings > Youtube Videos Options panel
1.2 Added error handling for no username.
1.3 Fixed issue with saving widget options. Added ability to resize videos in the backend.