Create Your Own YouTube Like Video Site Easily With WordPress

YouTube, the word is well known to everyone who watches videos online.

It is the most popular video website in the world. If you ever think of uploading videos online then YouTube will be your first destination.

There are various advantages of creating your own video website instead of uploading them to YouTube.

If you have a video-oriented business or have too many videos then I recommend you to set up your own video website.

In this tutorial, I will guide you to easily create your own fully functional YouTube-like video website using WordPress.

For this, you need VideoCraft theme.

VideoCraft is a premium WordPress theme that has been developed to make simple for users to set up their video site easily. Check live demo of this theme here.

To download and learn more about VideoCraft Theme click here.

Install this theme on your WordPress dashboard and activate it to see it in action.

After activating a theme, your WordPress website will turn into a functional video website. All you have to do is upload the content and videos; you can also link videos from other top video streaming site such as YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo etc.

As you activate VideoCraft theme, it will ask you to upload sample data so that you can check if it’s functioning properly or not? Click on “Yes Insert Sample Data” and your website will be populated with dummy data.

yes insert sample data

After you check the above option, it will ask you to delete all dummy data by clicking on “Yes Delete Please!”

delete sample data option

VideoCraft theme not only allows you (admin) to upload videos but it also allows registered users to upload videos.

It’s a user-oriented site so after setting up your video website with VideoCraft theme you will constantly get videos from users of your website.

Here is an option in theme panel of VideoCraft theme that whether you directly want to publish videos from users as soon as they upload or in pending mode.

video listing setting

A theme also offers you space for advertising banner to make some bucks for you. If you are able to get high traffic then you can earn huge money from advertising.

 advertising banner setting

VideoCraft theme adds an option of “Video” in the left panel of your WordPress Dashboard. You can create new video categories, add new videos, new video tags. You can easily create and add new categories and tags directly from your dashboard.

video option

You can directly upload new videos or embed videos from other top video websites by clicking on “Add New” option under “Video”.

upload your own video

There are more settings to browse through; VideoCraft theme offers you minimal requirements to start your own video streaming site. It’s easy and requires no technical knowledge to run your own video website.


If you really want to do something in a better way than this theme is for you.It creates a video website for you in simplest and better way. Give a chance to this theme and I am sure you would thank me for informing you about this wonderful theme.

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31 Replies to “Create Your Own YouTube Like Video Site Easily With WordPress”

  1. Youtube like sites are nowadays getting popular with more videos created simply by individuals.
    To make publicize sure need a site to host all the videos. I think with this easily people can attain.
    It’s easy to develop along with free version too. Is there same video publishing site available in wordpress?

  2. It’s server setting. You have to talk with Hostgator for that .. Or purchase hosting that will not limit you on uploading video of any size.

    1. Yes you can upload dance video too. This theme/template is fit for all niche websites that run using video segments.

  3. Hi,
    Just today youtube suspended my account, in which the contents was totally own by me without any notification, thats what bought me here, is there option like or dislike and subscribe like youttube, ? and can i embed the link on youtube channel too. so that it can be found on google search and youtube search. ? this way my video will be safe even if youtube suspends my account.


  4. I want to create a website for curated entrepreneurship lessons. It will also include section for training entrepreneurs . Will this theme works? Can the theme be customised to reflect an education platform?

  5. I’m thinking about creating new website and this theme has almost everything that I need. But, I would need some additional features. Here are my questions:
    – How easy would it be to change theme to match my needs (changes could be in html, css, js, etc.)?
    – Is it possible to expand theme functionality with PHP or ASP.NET?

  6. Can user upload video can the user upload video any way I can put in YouTube channel so that I can make extra bucks from YouTube

  7. Is there a way to charge for placing a video on the site? I see you can charge viewers, but nothing about charging those who want to add a video.

    1. This website will help you to do complete video management and help you to maintain website run properly but if you use any copyright video without author permission then they can claim that video and you need to remove that particular video not the complete website.

  8. Thanks for your brief ideas…I also want to know me being a singer can I upload my songs and create a video with my song audio playing at the back drop

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