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YouTube plugin is the best, simplest and the most popular Youtube plugin! Youtube plugin now supports versions 2.5 and 3.0!

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This simple little YouTube plugin will display the YouTube Flash player in your articles when inserting the YouTube ID for chosen Youtube video, Youtube playlist or Youtube custom player, between a starting youtube tag and an ending youtube tag. Both defined with brackets (simple instruction is included when you install the youtube plugin).

YouTube Version 1.1 no longer removes title, author etc. from articles!

YouTube Plugin now supports Joomla! versions 2.5 and 3.0 as well as versions 1.5,1.6 and 1.7.

Have support for single Youtube videos, Youtube playlists and custom Youtube players, and the appearance/functionality of the youtube player is customizable through various parameters.

The HTML output can be rendered as plain HTML (the default when embedding videos from YouTube) or as a mix of HTML and JavaScript through SWFObject. The latter is recommended, as it removes that pesky “click to activate and use this control” from Internet Explorer, among other things.

The Youtube plugin includes language support through .ini files (English, German and Norwegian included).

Please notice: Youtube playlist will be included soon to 2.5 and 3.0 versions. We will also upgrade the Youtube plugin to have SSL support.

Improving Performance

Posted on 27 February 2015
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I used this to: I tried this on my site I was very happy until I noticed how much it slowed page load. So I wrote a script to improve performance, which is on in the software>joomla section, and all are welcome to write me about it in my forums.

Giving error

Posted on 19 February 2015

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Perfect !

Posted on 31 October 2014

Very to use module, makes my life a lot easier.

My site is a music news site so this module helped using YouTube videos fast.

An excellent plugin

Posted on 13 September 2014

This plugin was both easy to install, and works perfectly. There is a global setting which allows you to choose the width and height of all videos streamed on your site, a feature not found in another plugin which is why I chose this one. I changed the width to 560 and the height to 345, and now videos are virtually centred for the best viewer experience. I couldn't be happier with this plugin! I highly recommend it.


Posted on 01 September 2014

Just what I was looking for. Easy to install, easy to use and so efficient. I recommend this product.

Excellent Plugin

Posted on 02 March 2014

Lovely little plugin that does what it says it will do. I thoroughly recommend it in place of the existing media 'plugin' in Joomla which I can never seem to get working.

One small point, remember that the code is the Youtube ID only and not the path.

It does what it says in a very simple and understandable way. Nice addition to any joomla site.

Hope someday to see it preinstalled in joomla installation.


Posted on 25 March 2013

This is great. Im very very new to Joomla and this was simple and easy to install and understand. Thank you!

I just want to add that you have to enable the plugin after installation (press the red button to green) for it to take effect.

Really wonderful! thanks!

Ive used this plugin for around 4 years now but Im building a new website in 2.5x or 3.0x and this one will no longer do the job.


1.1 Stable
Stian Totland
Date added:
Dec 07 2007
GPLv2 or later
Free download
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