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WordPress is currently the most used CMS in the whole world, and about 32% of the entire internet runs WordPress. WordPress supports native YouTube embed. However, if you want to turn off YouTube related videos easily, follow the following tutorial.
Embedding a YouTube video is really easy in a WordPress post. Videos are generally added to add new flair to existing content, and better illustrate them. Sometimes your video maybe is the most crucial part of the post.
You maybe do not want to lose your visitors to other videos. You want to keep the full attention of your readers’. That is why turning off related videos sometimes is a good idea.
Turn Off YouTube Related Videos
YouTube introduced related videos a few years. Although it is great for YouTube itself, it is a distraction for others who want to embed it. That is why YouTube related videos can very helpful when viewing on YouTube, but that is not the case outside of YouTube app or Youtube.com
Turn Off YouTube Related Videos (with Jetpack)
Jetpack is a great plugin that combines a lot of useful features like CDN, Site Stats and more. That is why it was featured on our best plugins list.
Turning off or hiding related YouTube videos is pretty straightforward if you are using Jetpack. The following way also works in WordPress.com By using Jetpack, you can turn off suggested videos on YouTube.
How to Turn Off YouTube Related Videos (with Jetpack) – Step by Step
It’s effortless to stop YouTube related videos from showing up. Just copy your YouTube video link and add “&rel=0” at the end of your video. For example, if your YouTube link is this
Then add &rel=0 at the end of the video. The same video link will become like this
Here’s a YouTube embed without related videos at the end. This method does not remove custom annotations of YouTube videos.
How to Hide YouTube Related Videos With WordPress Plugin [Working]
If adding the keyword to every other YouTube link is bothering you, and you do not use Jetpack, then you can use the plugin YouTube by EmbedPlus Team to do this automatically.
The plugin also offers other useful features as well. The settings page of the plugin has other default options that you can apply for all embeds.
- You can hide the YouTube logo while playing
- You can turn on or off all annotations by default
- You can automatically center all your videos
- You can set to automatically start playing your videos
- You can autohide controls until hovering
- You can loop your videos so that they play until you do not want to stop them.
- You can hide YouTube related videos.
… and more.
We are confirming that hiding YouTube related videos works as expected while using the plugin.
Turn Off YouTube Suggested Videos
If you just want to turn off suggested Youtube videos at the end of each Youtube video, you can make use of Chrome extensions.
After some testing, we found Enhancer for YouTube chrome extension. The extension adds many new features to improve your user experience on YouTube. For example, it automatically blocks all ads, remove annotations, play videos in HD only and more.
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