How to Add Youtube Subscribe Button in WordPress (Any Themes)

When you own both a website and youtube channel, the best way to increase engagement in both places is to integrate them as one. Your YouTube channel can benefit from traffic coming to your website. You can easily do that by placing a YouTube subscribe button anywhere on your WordPress website to let visitors know about your channel. In this tutorial, we will show you the best two methods on how to add YouTube subscribe button in your WordPress.

No Code Method: Add YouTube Subscribe Button with Plugin

The easiest and quickest way to add YouTube subscribe button in WordPress is by using a plugin. It takes less than two minutes to set up. The only downside to this method is that the button placement and customization is limited to plugin capabilities.

If you don’t want to go into coding method, the YoutTube Subscribe plugin works just well.

Plugin Features

  • Customizable theme: light and dark
  • Full Layout support
  • Ability to hide subscribers count
  • Shortcode supports 

Install Instructions

  1. Install YoutTube Subscribe and Activate the plugin.
  2. Go to Appearance » Widgets.
  3. Drag and drop Youtube Subscribe widget to your sidebar
  4. Customize and save your changes.

Code Method: Manually add Youtube Subscribe Button with code

The coding method offers much more flexibility and customization. By using the code, you can place the Youtube subscribe button anywhere in your WordPress from a sidebar to a specific post or page. It also helps you minimize the number of plugins in your WordPress which can significantly improve the website loading speed.

Step 1 You need to head to Google Developer website to get a subscribe button.

Step 2 Type in your channel name and customize the button.

Step 3 Preview & Copy the Code

Step 4 Add your code to the sidebar with a text widget.

If any of those two methods not working for you, please let us know with the comment box down below. We are more than happy to help you out!

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