YouTube embed plugin for your django-cms powered site with options for custom video thumbnails, analytics, SEO and more.

Features —

Reduce Page Load Time — When you embed any YouTube video on your website using standard IFRAME tags, you’ll be surprised to know how much extra weight that YouTube video will add to your page. The resources (CSS, images and JavaScript) will download even if the visitor on your website has chosen not to watch the embedded YouTube video.

See screenshot  ~15 requests / 795 KB transfered!

djangocms-youtube uses a clever workaround to reduce the time it takes to initially load the YouTube video player. Instead of embedding the full Youtube video player, it displays just the thumbnail images of the video and a “play” icon is placed over the video so that it looks like a video player.

See screenshot.

When the user hits the play button, the video thumbnail is replaced with the standard YouTube video player. The extra resources are thus loaded only when the user has decided to play the embedded video and not otherwise.

Mobile devices require two taps to play the video. Tap the image once to remove it and display the video player. Then, tap the play button to begin the video.

High Resolution Thumbnail — djangocms-youtube fetches the highest resolution thumbnail available from YouTube for a given video with options for custom video thumbnails using django-filer. Integration — Full support for videoObject markup. 

See for more information about structured data for videos.

Video Endscreen —  Plugin can have child plugins (i.e other plugins placed inside this plugin), rendered as an overlay, when the video finishes. You can disable this functionality by overriding DJANGOCMS_YOUTUBE_ALLOW_CHILDREN in your file.

See screenshot.

Google Analytics — Automatically publishes the metrics listed below to your Google Analytics account.

  • Play
  • 10% watched
  • 25% watched
  • 50% watched
  • 75% watched
  • 90% watched
  • Watch to end

Make sure you have installed the Google Analytics tracking scripts. 




Version: 0.1.1


Last updated

  • 24.08.15


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