Youtube Embed Performance


I think, it’s no secret that youtube iframe embeds slow down your page load. Youtube Embed Performance – it very simple plugin for WordPress and it allow solve this issues.
It replaces embedded Youtube videos on image and loading videos only when the user clicks on the play button. Thus It improves page load times and increases your Google PageSpeed Score.


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  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Use the Settings -> YouTube Embed menu for change default options.
    4.1 Just insert Youtube URL in post (such
    4.2 Or use shortcode (such [yep_youtube width=”XXX” height=”XXX” nocookie=”0″ controls=”1″ start=”03:45″]5Fv19KVVya8[/yep_youtube])


Is this plugin make Google PageSpeed 100% for my site?

This plugin encrease result. But for 100% score you need very fast theme, caching and etc.

Is this plugin responsive?


Can you change the plug-in for other languages?

Sure. Contact me on


2019년 \8월 9일
This plugin does it job better than WP YouTube Lyte. If you use WP YouTube Lyte, Google pagespeed says you need to remove or defer the youtube css www-player-sprite-mode... If you use this plugin everything runs smooth. If you use autoptimize together with this plugin you need to exclude yep.js from being optimized by autoptimize
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Contributors & Developers

“Youtube Embed Performance” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Solved small JS issue (addEventListener).


  • Added shortcode.


  • Write simple plugin.