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How to Add YouTube Subscribe Button in WordPress

Posted On March 13, 2018 at 8:19 am by / No Comments

Do you want to get more subscribers on your YouTube channel? Having a subscribe button on your blog makes it simple for your visitors to find your videos and subscribe to your channel. In this article, we will show you how to add a YouTube subscribe button in WordPress.

How to Add YouTube Subscribe Button in WordPress

Method 1: Manually Adding YouTube Subscribe Button Code

The first thing you need to do is visit the YouTube subscribe button page on the Google Developer’s website.

Configuration Button

On this page, you will need to enter your YouTube channel’s name, select a layout, theme, and subscriber count option. It will show a live preview of how your button will look on the website. Once you are satisfied, simply scroll down to copy the embed code.

Copy Code

Next, you need to login to the WordPress admin area of your site and go to Appearance » Widgets. There you will need to drag and drop a text widget to your widget area, and paste the YouTube subscribe button code inside the widget.

Add YouTube Subscribe Script

Once you are done, don’t forget to save your changes and visit your website to see the YouTube subscribe button in action.

Subscribe to YouTube Channel in Sidebar

Method 2: Using Plugin to Add a YouTube Subscribe Bar

Another way to add a YouTube subscribe button on your website is by adding it below every YouTube video on your site. This offers additional exposure and can help you significantly increase your subscribers.

First you need to install and activate the YouTube Subscribe Bar plugin.

Upon activating the plugin, you need to go to Settings » YouTube Subscribe Bar to add your YouTube channel ID. You will also need to style the button layout, choose a button theme, and show subscribers count.

YouTube Subscribe Bar Settings

The YouTube subscribe bar plugin allows you to add some text before the button and edit its styling. You can use this area to add a call to action like “Subscribe to My Channel”.

Once you are done, make sure to click on the Save Changes button to save your settings.

This plugin will automatically show your YouTube Subscribe bar below every YouTube video on your site. The YouTube Subscribe bar will appear on the videos from your channel and third-party channels, so you can share useful video content on your site and get more subscribers on your YouTube channel.

YouTube Subscribe Bar

Note: The YouTube subscribe bar plugin only works with oEmbed videos. It will not work with videos embedded via iFrame.

We hope this article helped you add the YouTube subscribe button in WordPress. You may also want to check out our guide on how to track user engagement on your WordPress site.

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