YouTube Embed Component

The YouTube embed component allows you to easily add a YouTube video to your webpage using only the video URL.

Preview of the YouTube Component

Only the video address is required to insert a YouTube video onto your page.

When to use the YouTube Embed component

Use the YouTube Embed component to embed a public or unlisted YouTube video into your web page.

In addition to a standard video embed, an option is available to use a custom image to launch the video in a lightbox window.  A "play" icon can be also be overlayed onto this image to simulate a real video iframe.

Usability guidance

Use this component to add a YouTube video onto your web page to play directly on the screen or in a lightbox window.

Place the component inside a column snippet or float box snippet to alter the size of a video embed.

The autoplay option is only enabled when the video is opened in a lightbox.


  1. Open a page in Omni CMS and enter editing mode.
  2. Place your cursor where you would like to place a YouTube video.
  3. From the toolbar, select the component icon  Snippet icon , which resembles an atom symbol.
  4. From the list of components, select the YouTube Embed component.
  5. Fill in the required fields and select your options.
  6. Save and preview.

Standard Embed (video plays directly on the page):

Lightbox Option (video opens in a lightbox, but an image is required):

Choose Stockton

Autoplay and image border options are available when using the lightbox.