YouTube is the second-largest search engine. Every day, millions of people flock to this video-sharing platform to get the latest news or learn how to do something, like assemble a chair or cook a gourmet meal. 

If you have a YouTube channel, growing your audience is important. The good news is that you can promote your channel from your WordPress website—all your blog visitors can subscribe without having to leave the page.

In this post, we’ll cover how to add a YouTube subscribe button to WordPress posts. This tiny red button will have a big impact on your subscription numbers.

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Benefits of Adding a YouTube Subscribe Button

Increasing your YouTube following can lead to more exposure and more sales for your business. So, it’s always good to seek new opportunities to increase your subscriber count. 

By adding a YouTube subscribe button to your WordPress posts, you can leverage your existing audience. They already know your content and are more likely to follow you on another medium.

The button also eliminates the extra step of sending visitors to your YouTube page. They can subscribe with just one click and continue engaging with your blog post.

How to Add a YouTube Subscribe Button to WordPress

There are two methods to add a YouTube subscribe button to your WordPress posts. They are both fairly simple to do. Let’s start with the HTML method first.

Add a YouTube Subscribe Button via HTML

Thankfully, you don't need to be a tech wizard to add a subscribe button. Google makes the process easy for you.

options to set up WordPress YouTube subscribe buttonSource: Google

  • Then, copy the code from the Code field.

code to set up WordPress YouTube subscribe buttonSource: Google

  • Log into your WordPress dashboard.
  • Go to Appearance > Widgets.
  • Under Available Widgets, find the Custom HTML widget.
  • Drag and drop the widget to your desired sidebar. 
  • Add a title and paste the code in the content section of the widget.

custom HTML widget for WordPress YouTube subscribe button

  • Click Save.
  • Your button will look like this:

blog post example of WordPress YouTube subscribe button

Add a YouTube Subscribe Button Using a Plugin

You also can use a plugin to add your subscription button. We recommend the YouTube Subscribe Widget because it’s easy to set up. Follow the instructions below.

  • Install and activate the plugin.
  • Go to Appearance > Widgets.
  • Under Available Widgets, you will see YouTube Subs widget.

YouTube Subs widget for WordPress YouTube subscribe button

  • Drag and drop the widget into your desired sidebar. Fill in the title, channel name or ID, and settings.

widget settings for WordPress YouTube subscribe button

  • Click Save.
  • Here’s how the button will appear on your page:

page example of WordPress YouTube subscribe button

 

Conditions of Use for YouTube Subscribe Button

Using the YouTube subscribe button comes with a few conditions. You must agree to follow the YouTube API Terms of Service and all other relevant API documentation. Here are the most important rules.

  • The button must be fully and clearly visible.
  • You may not offer or promote prizes or rewards to your visitors for clicking on the button.
  • You may not use the button to track any user data, including the user's actions or browsing activity.

Don’t wait another second to build your YouTube audience. You can encourage website visitors to follow your channel by adding a YouTube subscribe button to your WordPress posts.

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Originally published Sep 20, 2019 11:24:00 AM, updated September 20 2019

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