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I am brand new to WordPress and find it very confusing. I have a small blog and cannot find a way to easily add a small grid of YouTube thumbnails that link to those videos.

I have looked at all kinds of YouTube plugins (Video Thumbnails, YouTube Gallery, etc), but all of them seem focused on providing tools for the video creators.

I just want a simple table/grid of 3-5 equally-sized cells, displaying the thumbnail and title of a YouTube video, and for the image to be a link to the said video.

Is there a plugin for this? Or do I need to write the HTML myself?

Just to be clear: I am not referring to Post Thumbnails, but a grid or table of thumbnails within the actual page or post.

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    Googling "wordpress video grid" or "video gallery" seems to offer a number of options that seem suitable. Judging by screenshots they do exactly that - a grid of video thumbnails. Of course coding the hml and css yourself might be simpler in the long run if it is a one off requirement. – anmari Aug 3 '18 at 4:23
  • @anmari - Most of what I can find is again aimed at video creators. They seem to focus on videos uploaded by the WordPress admin. I only want to link to other videos. – Zephyr Aug 3 '18 at 4:55
  • This plugin will help you achieve what you want - wordpress.org/plugins/youtube-playlist-player - but you can also add static images and link them to the YouTube videos. – Ciprian Aug 3 '18 at 8:24
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Here is a list of some popular video grid plugins you can use without custom coding. You can create a grid of YouTube thumbnails that link to those videos.

  1. Gallery by Robo – Responsive Photo Image Gallery
  2. YouTube Gallery – Best YouTube Video Gallery for WordPress
  3. YourChannel: YouTube channel on your website

Good luck!

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