05 Aug' 15

How to show Related Videos on Your Joomla Website Using YouTube Plug-ins

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Most web administrators use one of the three popular content management systems (CMS) to power their websites. While WordPress is preferred by small businesses and those that are focused on blogging, Joomla and Drupal are used to power websites that are more complex in nature. Joomla is also the most popular CMS for e-commerce websites, which require a lot of sales content published.

With a growing emphasis on the importance of explainer videos, companies, of late, prefer to publish video content on their websites more than ever before. If you have a Joomla-run website and were wondering if it were possible to publish videos and get the CMS to display related videos alongside, it has never been easier.

Use Joomla plug-ins

There are YouTube video plug-ins that will not only help you to market your products through explainer videos on YouTube, but also get them to appear on your own website, so that people remain on your site for a longer time. These video extensions make your Joomla-based website ‘stickier’, encouraging people to spend more time on your website.

In this article, let us take a look at two popular Joomla video extensions that can help you publish YouTube videos easily on your website.

  1. OSYouTube

Most people, who are not familiar with HTML codes, often find it difficult to embed videos within a post. Though they just need to copy and paste the HTML code into the dashboard, users often find it cumbersome. OSYouTube allows you to copy and paste a YouTube video URL directly into your post before publishing. This extension recognized YouTube videos automatically, and there is no more effort from your side required to alter the tags. Moreover, you can custom adjust the length and width of the video while retaining the responsive features. It is even free to download and use!

  1. SimpleYouTube

SimpleYouTube is yet another plug-in that is free to use and responsive, too. This is one of the lightest plug-ins available to help you insert videos into your posts. All you need to do is to copy the YouTube video ID and paste it into the box. Then, you could also specify the width and height of the video before you publish your post and you are all set. SimpleYouTube is compatible with Joomla 2.5 and 3.x.

Whether you choose to publish your own videos on YouTube and then insert them into your post or you choose to link to other people’s media content, these two plug-ins make it extremely simple to publish videos on your Joomla website. Moreover, you could also use other such extensions to pull up related videos, which are automatically displayed at the end of a post or alongside other videos. This way, you can boost traffic to previous and older videos which probably would have been ignored by visitors.

Joomla isn’t all that difficult anyway

Though Joomla has a steeper learning curve, it’s easier to use than Drupal and more powerful as a CMS than WordPress. With a plethora of extensions and plug-ins available, Joomla could be the perfect solution to build an efficient and effective website. Thanks to video extensions such as OSYouTube and SimpleYouTube, you could publish marketing videos that explain your products without an effort. In short, it has never been easier to develop a Joomla website than it is now.

Anish Ghosh

Senior Associate- Open Source

Anish is our Open Source man! Well, precisely the guy who loves open source, its frameworks and technologies.

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