This is a review of the Automatic Youtube video posts plugin.
A useful plugin that you can get for free and install on your wordpress blog to import any and all videos from any channel or user on Youtube.
Easy to use and fast.
What does it do?
This plugin will allow you to automatically import your Youtube videos from your own channel or someone elses videos from a playlist or from a particular user.
It can import all existing videos (up to 1000) or it can make new posts on any category you currently have every time a new video appears or is published to Youtube for the playlists and channels you set.
Why you might want it
This is very useful if you like to cross post from youtube to your wordpress site or you have an entire site dedicated to a particular subject like car mechanics or sports or fashion
Having youtube videos on your blog helps to reduce bounce rate and keeps users on the page for longer so it’s a good idea to publish a video now and then within your content to keeps peoples eyes on your site.
This plugin is completely free and is quite mature so any problems that you might see with free plugins have pretty much been discovered already.
It’s very easy to set up and once you have your channels and playlists entered, it’s a hands free experience.
Great for vlogging, you can just upload to Youtube and it’ll create your blog posts automagically.
What’s not so good
There isn’t an option to publish videos based on a keyword search or that are tagged.
How to install
This is an official WordPress repository plugin so it’s as easy as searching in the ‘add new’ section of the plugins page in your dashboard.
Just search for Youtube Video Posts in the search box and it’ll show up on page 1 (usually in position 1)
How to use it
The first thing you want to do after installing and activating it is to choose your channels or playlists that you want to make posts from.
Once you have chosen your channels (you can choose more than one) you can choose to automatically publish the posts or you can set it to save them as drafts and choose later if they are to remain on your blog or not.
if you have a lot of videos to import from a particular channel like I did when I decided to publish my video blog here, I found the option quite easy to use and was pleasantly surprised to see that it imported with the date of the video matching the publish date of the post.
You can also list all your video posts on the video posts page by clicking the link under the plugin settings
Where to get it and how much
This plugin is easily available from the WordPress official repository and it costs nothing at all!
You can download it here [Automatic Youtube Video Posts Plugin] or search via your WordPress dashboard for Youtube Video Posts
Where to get help
This plugin has it’s own documentation page so you can find out how to do just about everything with the plugin here
Overall this is a very useful plugin for vloggers and I can see it being very useful for niche bloggers to automatically publish relevant content videos to their site.
The import function worked flawlessly for my 100+ videos when I decided to cross publish them here and the new videos I upload are imported seamlessly every 6 hours (you can set the time in the settings)