There are a lot of plugins that let you embed YouTube videos in your WordPress posts. The YouTube embed codes itself aren’t so bad. But I can bet they all require more effort than this plug-in.
True to its name, Smart YouTube makes the job of embedding videos extremely simple. All you need to do is copy the YouTube video URL, replace “http://” with “httpv://” and the plugin will replace the URL with the video when the post is published. Yes, it’s that simple!
Not only this, the plug-in provides excellent options to customize (and standardize) YouTube videos on your website. If you go to the plug-in settings, you can set the multitude of defaults options for all the embedded videos on your website like:
- Video dimensions (No need to specify size every time)This is also good for your guest bloggers as the videos will automagically be standardized.
- <iframe>/old embed code option
- Custom Stylesheet for videos
- Show Related videos
- Autoplay settings
- Show Search box in video
- Show Titles/Ratings
- Show Annotations
- RSS CustomizationsThis is an especially interesting option. Some people who are viewing your feed on RSS clients may not be able to see the video. For them, the plugin allows you to show a preview image as well as video link.
The plugin was developed by Vladimir Prelovac can be downloaded here. Do try this plugin and let us know what do you think about it. How do you embed videos into your WordPress blog?
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