How to Add YouTube Subscribe Button in Your WordPress Site

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WordPress is among the most popular CMS in the market, and that too for numerous reasons. The platform is robust, flexible and all-in-one solution for all type of Internet marketers and businesses. Recently, we have covered hidden features (gems) of WordPress that you should be using to make your personal or business website more interactive – and we all want to accomplish it, right?

The key to every business success is how well engaged the customers are, and social media is one of the mediums that caters this goal for companies. YouTube is considered to be as the most likely social channel where people can be educated with informational content. Every minute 300 hours of video content are uploaded and watched on YouTube – huge number, right?

If you run a YouTube channel and want to engage more with the audience, then adding a YouTube subscribe button to your website is apparently a good idea. In this article, we will walk you through with simple and easy steps to add YouTube subscribe button to your WordPress website.

How to add YouTube subscribe button to WordPress website

WordPress is for everyone – and that makes the CMS so popular among masses. Having said that, we have divided our today’s topic into two sections. The first method requires a bit of coding to call YouTube subscribe button on your website. However, the second would need a few clicks to add YouTube subscribe button link to your website.

Let’s get started then –

Method 1: How to manually add YouTube Subscribe Button

The first method requires setting up the layout for your layout channel to paste it on your website. To accomplish this, you’d first need to visit the YouTube subscribe button page here – and navigate to ‘Configure a button’ section.

Now from the available options – select the options for your YouTube channel:

  • In the Channel name – enter your YouTube username or channel name
  • Select the ‘layout’ and ‘theme’ type as per your requirements
  • In subscriber count option – choose ‘hidden’ if you don’t want to display the subscribers count to your audience. By default, it is set as ‘shown.’

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Once you are done with the settings, just copy the code from the box.

In the next step, you need to go to your WordPress admin and navigate to Appearance section on the left sidebar. Go to Appearance » Widgets and drag and drop a text widget to your sidebar. In the box, copy the YouTube subscribe button code that you copied from Google Developer’s website. Hit the save button on the widget and refer to the website to check the if you see the YouTube subscribe button in place on your WP site.

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Method 2: Add YouTube Subscribe Button by using a Plugin

One in many reasons why WordPress is so popular today is the wide range of plugins that you can use with the CMS. It adds great value to your website and can do tedious jobs in few clicks; God bless WordPress!

In case you are thinking to add YouTube subscribe button on WordPress with the help of a plugin, then the good news is that – you can do it easily! There is one amazing YouTube Subscribe Button plugin available in the directory which you can download and install from here. Once you install and activate the plugin, navigate to Appearance » Widgets and drag and drop the YouTube Subscribe Button widget to the sidebar where you intend to display the YouTube subscribe button link.

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The best thing about YouTube Subscribe Button plugin is that it has the same settings as the official YouTube subscribe button we demonstrated earlier in this article. Fill in the required details for your YouTube channel and hit ‘Save.’

Note: The mentioned YouTube Subscribe Button Plugin hasn’t been updated for two years or more, so we would suggest you to go with the manual method. You can also check with your hosting provider to have a backup of your WordPress website, or to check the reliability of the plugin.

Over and Out!

We hope this article helped you to add YouTube subscribe button to your WordPress website. You may also check our post on Upgrading to the Latest Version of WordPress Shouldn’t Go Unnoticed to keep your website always updated.

  • Luke Carter

    Thanks for sharing this great tutorial on how to add YouTube subscribe button to a WordPress site. I already have a number of WordPress plug-ins installed on my site. I think people nowadays are more addicted to plug-ins to solve a particular problem on their sites, rather fixing it through coding, which I believe slows down the site. So, I am more interested in manually adding a YouTube subscribe button on my WP site. Thanks again!

  • Leah

    Thank you for simplifying how to add YouTube subscribe button on WordPress site. Now I can add a YouTube subscribe button on my site too and have more views. 😁