What is Performance YouTube Player Block used for?
Performance YouTube Player Block adds a new block to the WordPress Block Editor that lets you embed YouTube videos while keeping your site fast and performant. Get better scores on Lighthouse/PageSpeed Insights and offer the fast web experience to your users.
You can now:
- Blazing fast YouTube Embed – get best possible Lighthouse/PageSpeed scores
- Fully responsive 16:9 – works on mobiles, tablets, desktops and adapts to your website size
- No cookies, tracking or GDPR worries on load
- Supports wide and full width block alignment
- Optionally set custom video start time
- Optionally hide controls after initial start
- Optionally loop video
- Accessible via keyboard, customise ARIA and alt text
- Starts preloading video when scrolling in to view
- Loads webP thumbnail with JPEG fallback
- Option to turn off webP thumbnail if required
- No API keys required