How To Import YouTube & Vimeo Videos In WordPress Website?

Yes, you can now automatically import your YouTube and Vimeo videos to your WordPress website in just a few clicks. You can import videos from YouTube user or playlist and then auto-publish them as posts, pages or custom post types using taxonomies like tags and categories.

To start importing videos from your favorite YouTube Channel, Playlist or User, first thing you need to do is create YouTube Data API key. We have already discussed about generating one in this tutorial.

Once YouTube API key is generate, login to your WordPress site’s admin area dashboard and install-activate Video Importer plugin.

Start by installing ‘Video Importer’ plugin

Video Importer 1

Upon activation, visit your admin area Video Importer -> Settings screen, paste your YouTube Data API key (This page also provides you option to add Vimeo API key) and save changes.

Visit Video Importer -> Add New Source screen, here you enter YouTube user or Playlist, set publishing status, select categories and tags to import videos to, set post type, author etc.

You can add multiple sources and manage them through Video Importer -> All Sources screen.

How to import YouTube videos in bulk?

Once you have added your YouTube channel (user) and playlist sources, you are ready to import videos in bulk.

Video Importer 2

To start importing videos, visit your admin area dashboard Settings -> Bulk Import screen, select a source from the dropdown and click ‘Import Videos’ button.

The is also compatible with Video Thumbnails plugin that automatically generates video thumbnails for posts and post types with video (o)embeds.

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