Themes4WP YouTube External Subtitles



With Themes4WP Youtube External Subtitles you can display subtitles over the YouTube videos on your website (subtitles, texts, comments or lyrics as well).

With this shortcode you can display the custom subtitles over the YouTube videos.

A very lightweight, easy to use plugin. Its overall size is around 11 kb. Scripts are loaded only on pages with the sortcode.

The Shortcode

[youtube-subtitles width="640" height="360" id="" sub=""] 
  • id = YouTube ID (e.c. fGPPfZIvtCw)
  • sub = Subtitle URL (Must be uploaded on your host. External link is deprecated)
  • width = Video width (default 640)
  • height = Video height (default 360)

Subtitle Example

1 00:00:02,000 --> 00:00:06,000 Subtitle 1.1 Subtitle 1.2  2 00:00:28,967 --> 01:30:30,958 Subtitle 2.1 Subtitle 2.2 

Youtube External Subtitles Homepage & Demo


  1. Upload the folder themes4wp-youtube-external-subtitles to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the Plugins menu in WordPress
  3. Paste the shortcode to your post (add video ID and Subtitle URL)


No, you can use subtitles that are uploaded on your host. You can upload the subtitles to your WordPress media gallery and paste the subtitle URL to shortcode.

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