Import YouTube by Northwoods Digital

Import YouTube videos as WordPress custom post types with ease! An advanced plugin to create posts by importing YouTube videos as posts or video post …

Author:Mathew Moore (profile at
WordPress version required:4.0
WordPress version tested:5.8.7
Plugin version:1.2.0
Added to WordPress repository:06-04-2018
Last updated:16-10-2021
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Import YouTube by Northwoods Digital allows you to create new posts by searching YouTube videos along with many options such as: show youtube comments, show facebook comments plugin, show video stats, show author, show date, shortcodes, category widget, import categories, import tags and many other options.


  1. Search YouTube – search right inside your WordPress Admin Dashboard!
  2. Search Filters – search by YouTube Username, YouTube Channel ID or just search all of YouTube!
  3. Video Previews – preview YouTube videos before importing without leaving your Admin Dashboard
  4. YouTube API Key Validation – validation tool provides instant feedback to troubleshoot issues
  5. Playback Options – autoplay, hide related videos, hide annotations, loop videos, hide video info, use WordPress native video player
  6. Import YouTube Videos as Video Posts – single or multiple at once
  7. Bulk Video Updater – keep your video metadata up to date
  8. WP REST API Integration – includes featured image, default post type “videos”
  9. Include YouTube Video Posts right in your normal post feed
  10. Import YouTube Categories
  11. Import YouTube Tags
  12. Show 25 most recent YouTube comments
  13. Custom post slug rewrite – default “video”
  14. Custom category slug rewrite – default “videos”
  15. Default post status: publish, draft, pending
  16. Facebook comments integration