Best WordPress Plugins for Video Content Websites

A picture is said to speak a thousand words while a video has the potential to tell a million more. Relevant and informative videos related to your WordPress website is a great way to engage with your readers. Below is a comprehensive list of the best WordPress video plugins which will help you to embed video contents at all the desired places on your website.

1. Google XML Sitemap for Videos

An XML sitemap is essential for the proper SEO of any website. It tells search engines of the pages and files that are there on your website so that they can be displayed to the users for any relevant search.

Why should you use this?

  • Adding a video XML sitemap to your website will tell the search engines what videos are there on it. So that when people search for those videos, your website link will appear in the search results.

2.Featured Video Plus

This plugin makes it easier to feature videos on your website which will help you improve user experience as well as user interaction.

Why should you use this?

  • It supports all video providers like YouTube, Vimeo and DailyMotion. It also supports featuring playlists via Spotify.
  • It allows changing of video sizes and individualizes the look of the most prominent providers’ video players.

3. YouTube Channel Gallery

The YouTube Channel Gallery plugin is a simple plugin with the basic features for embedding YouTube playlist into your WordPress website. It supports displaying a list of thumbnails according to the user channel.

Why should you use this?

  • It uses the YouTube IFrame player API which allows YouTube to serve an HTML5 player in place of a Flash player which is not supported by mobile devices.
  • When the user clicks on one of the thumbnails, the video plays on the player.
  • Multiple instances of the plugin can be used on the same page or post.
  • It can also be used as a widget or as a shortcode.

4. YourChannel : YouTube Video Gallery

If you have your own YouTube channel then this plugin will be extremely helpful for you. By entering the channel name or the user id, all your videos get automatically fetched to the website.  

Why should you use this?

  • It can display video from any specific playlist.
  • It plays videos in Inline or Lightbox.
  • Feature suggestions get implemented quickly and uses attractive animations.

5 . Gallery – Video Gallery and YouTube Gallery

Gallery video plugin is specifically designed to integrate YouTube and Vimeo videos into your website.

Why should you use this?

  • You can create as many video galleries as you want. There is no limit.
  • It provides the option of choosing from seven different views for your video display gallery in your website.
  • Title and description can be added for each video.

6. Video Popup

The video popup plugin enables you to display your YouTube or Vimeo video in the form of a responsive video popup on your website.

Why should you use this?

  • The option can be enabled by using a simple shortcode.
  • The videos can be set to autoplay mode.
  • It provides a fully responsive style, that is, the videos can be watched smoothly on any device.

7. Crelly Slider

Crelly slider plugin is an open source responsive WordPress slider which supports the addition of YouTube and Vimeo videos. It is extremely useful to display video content in posts and pages on a website.

Why should you use this?

  • It has a user friendly admin panel and lets you easily integrate your videos into the slider.
  • For each slide, there is an option of choosing an in animation and out animation. The transition speeds can also be chosen.
  • The layouts for the slider can be set according to your preference.

8. Gallery Box

Gallery box is a highly customized and easy-to-use video gallery for YouTube and Vimeo. The gallery opens using the lightbox format.

Why should you use this?

  • It supports lots of hover effects which can be set by the user.
  • The editing system is user-friendly.
  • It provides an unlimited color support.
  • It is fully responsive and is suitable for all devices.
  • It has a good visual composer compatibility.

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