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Video on YouTube

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When to use

Use this to link to external links on YouTube in the ==External links== section.

This is not a citation template. Use {{cite AV media}} to provide bibliographic citations in footnotes. Alternatively, use {{cite news}} if the video is a newscast, or {{cite episode}} if the video is in an episodic format.

How to use

Video

Usage (one parameter):

  • {{YouTube | ''VIDEOID'' }}
  • {{YouTube | id= ''VIDEOID'' }}

Usage (two parameters):

  • {{YouTube | ''VIDEOID'' | ''TITLE'' }}
  • {{YouTube | id= ''VIDEOID'' | title= ''TITLE'' }}

Parameter descriptions:

  • id (or unnamed parameter 1) is the "YouTube video id" which appears as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIDEOID
  • title (or unnamed parameter 2) gives an optional description that may replace the default title (Video)

Examples (1 parameter):

  1. {{YouTube|9bZkp7q19f0}}
    Video on YouTube
  2. {{YouTube|id=9bZkp7q19f0}}
    Video on YouTube

Examples (2 parameters):

  1. {{YouTube| 9bZkp7q19f0 | "Gangnam Style" }}
    "Gangnam Style" on YouTube
  2. {{YouTube| id= 9bZkp7q19f0 | title= "Gangnam Style" }}
    "Gangnam Style" on YouTube

User's channel

Usage (one parameter):

  • {{YouTube | u = ''USERNAME'' }}
  • {{YouTube | user = ''USERNAME'' }}

Usage (two parameters):

  • {{YouTube | u = ''USERNAME'' | ''TITLE'' }}
  • {{YouTube | u = ''USERNAME'' | title= ''TITLE'' }}
  • {{YouTube | user = ''USERNAME'' | ''TITLE'' }}
  • {{YouTube | user = ''USERNAME'' | title= ''TITLE'' }}

Parameter descriptions:

  • u or user is the "YouTube user's (channel) name" which appears as https://www.youtube.com/user/USERNAME
  • title gives an optional description that may replace the default title (PAGENAME)

Examples (1 parameter):

  1. {{YouTube|u=pewdiepie}}
    PAGENAME's channel on YouTube
  2. {{YouTube|user=pewdiepie}}
    PAGENAME's channel on YouTube

Example (2 parameters):

  1. {{YouTube|u=pewdiepie|PewDiePie}}
    PewDiePie's channel on YouTube
  2. {{YouTube|user=pewdiepie|PewDiePie}}
    PewDiePie's channel on YouTube

Channel

Usage (one parameter):

  • {{YouTube | c = ''CHANNELID'' }}
  • {{YouTube | channel = ''CHANNELID'' }}

Usage (two parameters):

  • {{YouTube | c = ''CHANNELID'' | ''TITLE'' }}
  • {{YouTube | c = ''CHANNELID'' | title= ''TITLE'' }}
  • {{YouTube | channel = ''CHANNELID'' | ''TITLE'' }}
  • {{YouTube | channel = ''CHANNELID'' | title= ''TITLE'' }}

Parameter descriptions:

  • c or channel is the "YouTube channel id" which appears as https://www.youtube.com/channel/CHANNELID
  • title gives an optional description that may replace the default title (PAGENAME)

Examples (1 parameter):

  1. {{YouTube|c=UC-9-kyTW8ZkZNDHQJ6FgpwQ}}
    PAGENAME channel on YouTube
  2. {{YouTube|channel=UC-9-kyTW8ZkZNDHQJ6FgpwQ}}
    PAGENAME channel on YouTube

Example (2 parameters):

  1. {{YouTube|c=UC-9-kyTW8ZkZNDHQJ6FgpwQ|#Music}}
    #Music channel on YouTube
  2. {{YouTube|channel=UC-9-kyTW8ZkZNDHQJ6FgpwQ|#Music}}
    #Music channel on YouTube

Show

Usage (one parameter):

  • {{YouTube | s = ''SHOWNAME'' }}
  • {{YouTube | show = ''SHOWNAME'' }}

Usage (two parameters):

  • {{YouTube | s= ''SHOWNAME'' | ''TITLE'' }}
  • {{YouTube | s= ''SHOWNAME'' | title= ''TITLE'' }}
  • {{YouTube | show= ''SHOWNAME'' | ''TITLE'' }}
  • {{YouTube | show= ''SHOWNAME'' | title= ''TITLE'' }}

Parameter descriptions:

  • s or show is the "YouTube show name" which appears as https://www.youtube.com/show/SHOWNAME
  • title gives an optional description that may replace the default title (PAGENAME)

Examples (1 parameter):

  1. {{YouTube|s=startrek}}
    PAGENAME show on YouTube
  2. {{YouTube|show=startrek}}
    PAGENAME show on YouTube

Example (2 parameters):

  1. {{YouTube|s=startrek|''Star Trek: The Original Series''}}
    Star Trek: The Original Series show on YouTube
  2. {{YouTube|show=startrek|''Star Trek: The Original Series''}}
    Star Trek: The Original Series show on YouTube

Playlist

Usage (one parameter):

  • {{YouTube | p = ''PLAYLISTID'' }}
  • {{YouTube | playlist = ''PLAYLISTID'' }}

Usage (two parameters):

  • {{YouTube | p= ''PLAYLISTID'' | ''TITLE'' }}
  • {{YouTube | p= ''PLAYLISTID'' | title= ''TITLE'' }}
  • {{YouTube | playlist= ''PLAYLISTID'' | ''TITLE'' }}
  • {{YouTube | playlist= ''PLAYLISTID'' | title= ''TITLE'' }}

Parameter descriptions:

  • p or playlist is the "YouTube playlist id" which appears as https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAYLISTID
  • title gives an optional description that may replace the default title (PAGENAME)

Examples (1 parameter):

  1. {{YouTube|p=PLrEnWoR732-DZV1Jc8bUpVTF_HTPbywpE}}
    PAGENAME playlist on YouTube
  2. {{YouTube|playlist=PLrEnWoR732-DZV1Jc8bUpVTF_HTPbywpE}}
    PAGENAME playlist on YouTube

Example (2 parameters):

  1. {{YouTube|p=PLrEnWoR732-DZV1Jc8bUpVTF_HTPbywpE|Learn Something New}}
    Learn Something New playlist on YouTube
  2. {{YouTube|playlist=PLrEnWoR732-DZV1Jc8bUpVTF_HTPbywpE|Learn Something New}}
    Learn Something New playlist on YouTube

Suppress wikilink

The link to YouTube can be suppressed with the parameter |link=no. Example:

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

TemplateData for YouTube

Use this to link to an external link on YouTube in the External links section. This is not a citation template.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

Parameter Description Type Status
YouTube video id id1

The video id which appears after https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= in the URL

Default
empty
Example
9bZkp7q19f0
Auto value
empty
string optional
YouTube user's (channel) name useru

The user name which appears after https://www.youtube.com/user/ in the URL

Default
empty
Example
pewdiepie
Auto value
empty
string optional
YouTube channel id channelc

The channel id which appears after https://www.youtube.com/channel/ in the URL

Default
empty
Example
UC-9-kyTW8ZkZNDHQJ6FgpwQ
Auto value
empty
string optional
YouTube show name shows

The show name which appears after https://www.youtube.com/show/ in the URL

Default
empty
Example
startrek
Auto value
empty
string optional
YouTube playlist id playlistp

The playlist id which appears after https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list= in the URL

Default
empty
Example
PLrEnWoR732-DZV1Jc8bUpVTF_HTPbywpE
Auto value
empty
string optional
Title title12

The name of the page being linked to

Default
If it is a video, Video, if it is a show, the article's page name in italics, otherwise, the article's page name unformatted
Example
Gangnam Style
Auto value
empty
string suggested
Link on link

Set this parameter to no to suppress the link to the YouTube article

Default
empty
Example
no
Auto value
empty
string optional

See also