1. 4.5
Youtube Plugin
4.55 (8 votes)
248247 downloads youtube
  • Add to my editor
  • Download


    The recommended way to install all CKEditor add-ons is to create a custom build by using CKBuilder. To do that, click the Add to my editor button on the plugin page. When you are done, click the Build my editor button on the right side of the page to go to CKBuilder.

    Add-on Installation Instructions

    If you want to add the plugin manually, you will need to:

    1. Extract the downloaded plugin .zip into the plugins folder of your CKEditor installation. Example:
    2. Enable the plugin by using the extraPlugins configuration setting. Example:
      config.extraPlugins = 'youtube';
    3. Download and configure all its dependencies, too.

    Add-on Dependencies

    No additional dependencies.

    Note: The plugin may have additional requirements. Check the add-on page and documentation for more details.

Youtube Plugin

This plugin allows inserting Youtube videos using embed code or just the video URL.


Follow these steps:

  1. Extract the downloaded file into the CKEditor’s plugins folder.
  2. Enable the plugin by changing or adding the extraPlugins line in your configuration (config.js):
config.extraPlugins = 'youtube';

3. Add the icon to the toolbar:

config.toolbar = [{ name: 'insert', items: ['Image', 'Youtube']}];


You can also change the default plugin options on config.js:

Video width:

config.youtube_width = '640';

Video height:

config.youtube_height = '480';

Show related videos:

config.youtube_related = true;

Use old embed code:

config.youtube_older = false;

Enable privacy-enhanced mode:

config.youtube_privacy = false;


Plugin versions CKEditor versions
4.5 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.0

Version: 2.0.9 - Download

Show notes

 - CS Translation. Thanks to Lukáš Říha.


Version: 2.0.4 - Download

Show notes

- Added Finnish translation. Thanks to Jami Pietilä.

unknown compatibilitycompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatibleincompatible

Version: 1.0.10 - Download

Show notes

- Fixed encoding

unknown compatibilityunknown compatibilitycompatiblecompatiblecompatiblecompatible

Version: 1.0.7 - Download

Show notes

Added German translation. Thanks to Sven Jansen.

unknown compatibilityunknown compatibilityunknown compatibilitycompatiblecompatiblecompatible

Version: 1.0 - Download

Show notes

- New Japanese locale. Thanks to nyayoshi
- Removed obsolete option for HTTPS
- Added option to inform the video's start time

unknown compatibilityunknown compatibilityunknown compatibilitycompatiblecompatiblecompatible


  • carousel
Log in to rate this plugin


Post a comment
  1. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  2. *  Required fields
  1. This add-on is not working for me. The dialog comes up, but clicking OK does nothing.

    • Hello, can you check the Firefox or Chrome error console and post the error? Thanks.

  2. Hey,

    that's a nice plugin. It is possible to make a BB-Code output, too?

    maybe like [YOUTUBE]http://youtube.com/?watch=12312312[/YOUTUBE]

    Thanks in advance

  3. Hello, Ive added the plugin to to the plugins folder and edited the config.js. I'm using the asp.net version ckeditor_aspnet_3.6.4.

    The editor no longer loads on the page.

    What can I do to fix this issue?



  4. Not working.  I did everything as described, but button didn'd appear.

  5. BTW, if anyone is having issues with this, it's upper case "Y" in toolbar for Youtube icon to appear in v4.3.2 ckeditor.  I don't know why this isn't in the directions. I was told the hold time it was lower case "y" in youtube and it just stopped working.

    config.toolbar_xyz =


  6. 1 2 3 4 5 > >>