WordPress: YouTube Widget

The YouTube widget will display your recent videos from your channel or a specific playlist you have created.

To use this widget, go to the Appearance > Widgets section of your dashboard. For more information about how to use widgets, please see this guide.

You can display up to 6 videos from a channel/playlist of your choice.

Widget options:

“How do I find my Channel ID?”

You can find your Channel Id from this guide.

“How do I find my Playlist ID?”

A Playlist Id is a little more tricky to find. Follow the steps below:

1. Go to the “Playlists” section of your channel.

2. Select the playlist you want to display.

3. You can now copy the Playlist Id from the URL in your browser. As shown in the example below:

So our Playlist ID would be PLFJ2YTOsbclyv_wUOX0YaxSHlcdgCimw0

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  1. Sarah

    Hi Phil,

    I need your help! I would like to post one of my Youtube video under my article, how can I do please ? Thank you

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Sarah, if you copy and paste the link to the video into the post editor it will automatically embed the video. You can read more about that in this guide.

  2. Katie

    My widget has stopped pulling in my videos, it’s behind by 5 videos, is there an update I need to do?

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Katie, it sounds like your website’s cache is not being cleared. You can do that by installing this plugin. Then go to ‘Tools > Transients’ and click the “Delete transients with an expiration” button at the top.

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Emilia, when I view your channel it says “This channel doesn’t have any content”. You will need to publish at least 1 public video for the widget to work.

      1. Emilia

        Thanks! I did, it’s the time – i think it showed up around an hour after the video so I just did’t see. Now it is all ok 🙂

  3. justina

    Hi! 🙂 I’m trying to display my videos without that big red button on the picture. Is it possible to delete it?

    thank you!

  4. Mary Vivanco

    Question @Pipdig How can my Youtube channel just play within my website, instead of it automatically opening another tab?
    Thanks in advance..

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Mary, we’re actually about to update the YouTube widget so that videos will play automatically. This will be available within the next 48 hours 🙂

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Laura, is this referring to our theme “The Grid”? If so, it would not be possible to display actual videos in the grid layout. However, you can set a thumbnail from the video by using a plugin such as this one.

  5. JustineannaV.


    I would like to have my videos displayed in a row instead one under another! How can I do it? Thank you! xx

    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Justine, the YouTube widget is currently designed to show videos vertically. However, we will be releasing an update soon to allow stacking horizontally too 🙂

        1. Phil (pipdig)

          This will now be available after updating the pipdig Power Pack to version 1.12.3. You should see this update in your dashboard within the next 24 hours 🙂

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