YouTube White Label Shortcode

This plugin adds the shortcode [youtube-white-label] and allows you to input any YouTube™ video (that allows embeding outsite the YouTube™ domain) with control over the logo, player, autostart and more.

A shortcode generator has been added to all public $post_type edit screens. You can modify the options in the included metabox and it will output the correct shortcode arguments.

If you’d like to remove the meta box from a certain $post_type use the remove_youtube_white_label_meta_box filter.

Alternativly you can modify the shortcode yourself, where 1 is true and 0 is false:
[youtube-white-label id=”” height=”” width=”” branding=”1″ autohide=”1″ autoplay=”0″ controls=”0″ hd=”1″ rel=”0″ showinfo=”0″ autosize=”1″ border=”0″ cc=”0″ disablekb=”1″ fullscreen=”1″ /]

For question please visit my blog @

Additional controls listed on Google code for the terminology of each shortcode argument.

Compatible with the newest Video SEO plugin by (> 1.4.2)


Latest version: Download YouTube White Label Shortcode v0.3.1 [[zip]] (Downloaded: 7621 times)


Nothing yet


Version 0.2.6 (12/3/13)
  • Added filter to remove metabox from $post_type remove_youtube_white_label_meta_box
  • Updated dashboard.
  • Cleaned up settings.
  • Updated jQuery
  • Tested against 3.5
Version 0.2.5 (12/26/11)
  • Updated admin scripts to be called on admin_enqueue_scripts (3.3).
  • Cleaned up some output code.
Version 0.2.4 (11/8/11)
  • Feeds updated.
  • WordPress 3.3 check.
Version 0.2.3 (9/8/11)
  • Dashboard fix.
Version 0.2.2 (6/23/11)
  • [BUG FIX] An error in the dashboard widget is casuing some larg images. Sorry.
Version (6/23/11)
  • Add remove_youtube_white_label_dashboard to your options and set to 1 if you’d like the dashboard widget removed.
Version 0.2.1 (6/21/11)
  • Added autosize class to iframe allowing more than one video to be shown with each able to automatically ajust size or not.
Version 0.2 (6/20/11)
  • Updated modestbranding to be the first parameter (so the YouTube logo stays hidden).
  • Aded parameter &title= when showinfo is active and branding is active to keep the YouTube logo hidden.
Version 0.1.9 (6/16/11)
  • Spelling error in the readme shortcode.
  • All new argument options shown in readme.
  • Testing out auto height and width options if those argument are left empty. Will use $content_width.
  • [bug] Color codes.
Version 0.1.8 (6/13/11)
  • Updated for the new HD preview image.
  • A few new shortcode values: border, cc_load_policy, color1, color2, disablekb, fs, branding.
Version 0.1.7 (6/1/11)
  • For some reason YouTube™ started auto-playing videos whether or not the autoplay parameter was set to 0 (false). But if not there it doesn’t auto-play. So this update fixes that untill they fix it or change it again.
Version 0.1.6 (5/21/11)
  • Fixed jQuery output, again. This time fixed what I overwrote from 0.1.1 update.
Version 0.1.5 (5/18/11)
  • Fixed admin jQuery to work on all post_types.
Version 0.1.4 (5/17/11)
  • Fixed jQuery bug.
  • Added .pot file for translation.
Version 0.1.3 (5/17/11)
  • Security fixes.
  • Added front end jQuery file option autosize to shortcode which will “autosize” the video to the content width.
Version 0.1.2 (5/17/11)
  • Some code cleanup.
Version 0.1.1 (5/17/11)
  • Updated .attr() to .prop() for jQuery 1.6.x.
  • Added jQuery version check to fallback on .attr() if running old jQuery.
Version 0.1 (5/16/11)
  • Initial release.


  1. <p>The shortcode generator metabox.</p>

    The shortcode generator metabox.

  2. <p>A YouTube™ video without controls.</p>

    A YouTube™ video without controls.

41 comments on “YouTube White Label Shortcode

  1. Hi,
    This is a great plugin, but it’s not working for WP 3.1.3. The video never appears on the page. Any suggestions?

  2. Hi, it seems that something isn’t working. I uploaded the plugin and added a vid, but it won’t show. I added the same vid below via JetPack and it works just fine. Any idea what the problem could be?

    1. If you look at the code your video ID is wrapped with <code></code> attributes, so that will break it right there. How did you enter the video’s ID?

      1. It seems the theme added the code attributes. It’s working now, thanks!

  3. Could you tell me what would be the HTML code if a wanted to use a vid as an element of a custom post or page rather than insert it into a post with a shortcode?

    1. Look at the PHP code, or use the shortcode and look at the HTML it prints out. Also, read the readme file.

  4. The plugin is great!


    Could you please remove your rss feed from the dashboard? It’s totally uncalled for.

    And makes the impression of an untrusted plugin, if it does something, customers did not ask for.

    Thank you.

    1. All you have to do is add the option remove_youtube_white_label_dashboard and it will be removed.

  5. Mick – the plugin is free, please don’t look a gift horse in the mouth by complaining about an RSS feed. By all means I’m sure the plugin author would appreciate a donation if it’s a plugin you are getting use out of. 🙂

  6. Hi
    Its it possible to Autostart AND MUTE?
    I cant find a mute option?

      1. Hi
        I have the below code, and it works fine, apart from when you try and view it on an iPod/iPad etc that I found on another blog and added my own video to? Any help?

        You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video.

            google.load("swfobject", "2.1");
            function onYouTubePlayerReady(playerId) {
                ytplayer = document.getElementById("myytplayer");
            var params = { allowScriptAccess: "always" };
            var atts = { id: "myytplayer" };
            "ytapiplayer", "425", "356", "8", null, null, params, atts);
          1. Congrats on try to improve your plugin.
            I shan’t be using you again.

  7. where do i place the “remove_youtube_white_label_dashboard ” to clean my dash,, i love the plugin.

  8. I having some trouble using the plugin. When I open a new post I dont have a button that will insert the code. have Atahualpa theme 3.7.3. please help

        1. Upload the screen show to a service like,, tinypic, dropbox, twitter, flickr, facebook..

          1. Thanks i found the plugin but now when I put in a youtube vid address no video shows up. here is the output

            [youtube-white-label id=”” height=”” width=”” autohide=”1″ autoplay=”0″ controls=”0″ branding=”1″ hd=”1″ rel=”0″ showinfo=”0″ thanks=”1″ autosize=”1″ border=”0″ cc=”0″ colorone=”” colortwo=”” disablekb=”1″ fullscreen=”1″ /]

          2. I put in a height 400 and width 640 and still no video

          3. could you come up with on anything on the problem

  9. The “show info” and “branding” are set to “0” and they still appear on the video. Below is the code I am using right now for the player in question.

    [youtube-white-label id=”L6K7z55tJS0″ height=”270″ width=”480″ autohide=”1″ autoplay=”0″ controls=”1″ branding=”0″ hd=”1″ rel=”0″ showinfo=”0″ thanks=”0″ autosize=”1″ border=”0″ cc=”0″ colorone=”” colortwo=”” disablekb=”1″ fullscreen=”1″ /]

    Here is a link to where the video is on the website:

    What am I doing wrong? Thank you.

  10. Hey Austin,

    Does this plugin still work with the current version of WP and any changes YT has made in the past year? Thanks-

    1. As far as I am aware, this plugin still works. Though I am not aware of any changes made from YouTube and video output settings.

  11. Hi, thanks for the plugin, a little question though, the video gets the “an error occurred” message, checked everything but i can’t make this work, any idea on what i might check ? Thank you !

    1. Hello, I would assume that the error means the video is not embeddable outside YouTubes site. But I am not 100% sure one that.

  12. Hi, I have installed the youtube white label shortcode plugin but I don’t really know now how to use it because I just can’t seem to make it work. Can you please share with me the steps to embeding a video from youtube without youtube?
    Thank you

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