YouList – Youtube playlist shortcode – wordpress plugin

Download the plugin here:

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The plugin supports both single and multi site WordPress installs.


How to use this plugin?
When you have installed it, you can for example start by pasting this shortcode into your WordPress post editor:

[youlist pid="PL3FF15AA7ED356D9F"]

like this:


and preview the post. Then you can change the pid value to match your own playlist.

The above pid value is taken from this playlist url:

You can then try out the usage examples given below or here:

There is a small playlist icon in the bottom right corner

Showcases (responsive and with hd playback)

Few usage examples:

Example: Adele YouTube playlist with thumbnails

[youlist pid="PL3FF15AA7ED356D9F"]

Example: Adele YouTube playlist with custom styling

[youlist pid="PL3FF15AA7ED356D9F" style="width:400px;height:300px;z-index:1;border:2px solid gold;background-color:orange;padding:10px;"]

Example: Playlist from the search string “higgs boson”

[youlist search="higgs boson"]

Example: Playlist for uploaded videos by the user “mismag822″

[youlist uid="mismag822" listtype="user_uploads"]

Example: Playlist for favorite videos of the user “mismag822″

[youlist uid="mismag822" listtype="user_favorites"]

Example: Three YouTube videos with thumbnails

[youlist vid="ZF_K8D414-Y,sFHXWoawnt0,E2uOGOqIyC4"]

Example: Three YouTube videos without thumbnails

[youlist vid="ZF_K8D414-Y,sFHXWoawnt0,E2uOGOqIyC4" showinfo="0" ]

20 thoughts on “YouList – Youtube playlist shortcode – wordpress plugin

  1. The thumb functionality is defined by YouTube, so I can’t change that.

    But you can press the playlist button (small play icon on the right side of the player) to display the video-thumbs at any time.

  2. I reallt would like to use this. It lookes great but it is so badly explained! Don’t understand why things have to be so complicated. Arghhhh!

    • @Geo Moor, thanks for sharing.

      The shortcode has showinfo=1 as a default setting but it can also be turned off with

      [youlist showinfo="0" ]

  3. Thanks for a brilliant plugin! Is it possible to hide all info (video title in the top, playlist name), but always bring up the playlist on stop?

    • Hi @Aurie, thanks

      You can check out these options (not the full list) that the offical YouTube player supports:

      - modestbranding [0|1] – Prevent the YouTube logo from displaying in the control bar
      - showinfo [0|1] – Display thumbnail images for the videos in the playlist
      - autohide [0|1|2] – Hide the video controls automatically after a video begins playing
      - autoplay [0|1] – The initial video will autoplay when the player loads
      - disablekb [0|1] – Disable the player keyboard controls
      - controls [0|1|2] – Display the video player controls
      - theme [dark|light] – Dark or light control bar
      - color [red|white] – The color in the video progress bar
      - fs [0|1] – Display the fullscreen button
      - rel [0|1] – Show related videos when playback of the initial video ends

      You might not get everything you want, but you could try to play with these options:

      [youlist pid="PL3FF15AA7ED356D9F" showinfo="0" controls="2" autohide="2" modestbranding="0" autoplay="0" disablekb="0" theme="dark" color="red" fs="0" rel="0"]


  4. This plugin is not showing the search results for any searches using Youtube. All I get is a black screen and the wheel spinning round and round in the center. Youtube appears to have changed something as it appears many plugins are having this same problems. Wish the developer would respond with some kind of fix or updated plugin.

  5. My code is:
    [youlist vid="MntbN1DdEP0,tg00YEETFzg,-zzP29emgpg,PVzljDmoPVs,1G4isv_Fylg,BofL1AaiTjo,BofL1AaiTjo,z29nI8RQV0U,BofL1AaiTjo"]
    I want to take random thumbnails
    How do I do this?

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