Last month I was searching for a decent, free WordPress video plugin and I can tell you, it was NOT easy. There are a lot of free plugins available, but they are complicated or have little to zero support. Well, what can you expect for something that’s free right?
I don’t mind paying for a tool, but I’d like to try it out first to make sure it has everything I need. After days of searching, installing, testing and uninstalling various plugins, I finally found a fairly simple plugin for my client to embed YouTube videos on her site.
The Smart YouTube Pro plugin was the best option of many and here’s why.
- Very easy to use. Just copy and paste the link as text in your post, add the letter ‘v’ after ‘http’ and your video is good to go.
- Plays back YouTube, Vimeo and other videos
- Works on the iPhone and iPad
- Small and fast
- Customizable options, such as size, background color
- Video thumbnail support
- Downloaded more than 1 million times
- Clear instructions and great support for a free product. (Donations possible)
You can download the Smart YouTube Pro plugin right here.