Deep linking is the practice of creating unique URLs for internal pages or elements on your website. It’s a common technique that is sometimes used to improve navigation when directing others to your site.
Starting from the 2.1.0 version, the Automatic YouTube gallery supports deep linking on the galleries.
Individual URLs for each of your videos can simplify the process of sharing them with clients and potential leads. Let’s say you want to refer a client to a specific video in one of the galleries on your WordPress site. Instead of making them click through the videos until they find the right one, you can share the unique address for the relevant piece.
Go to “YouTube Gallery / Settings / SEO (tab)” from your WordPress Admin Dashboard, find the option “Deeplinking” and simply check that to globally enable deep links on all your galleries.
You can also enable deep linking on each gallery individually. The option for this is found under the “Gallery” tab. Kindly look at the attached screenshot.
In addition to deep-linking, Automatic YouTube Gallery adds even more features that are related to SEO on the individual URLs created. Like it adds, Facebook Open Graph Tags, Twitter Cards, and Schema Markup. This makes the individual video URLs shareable on social media websites like Facebook, and Twitter, and also indexed by Google.
There are cases in that you may want to disable deep linking on some galleries.
To do that, simply add
deeplinking=0 in your gallery shortcode. If you are using our Gutenberg block or the widget, the same option can be found under the “Gallery” tab. You simply need to uncheck the “Deeplinking” option.
1. I’m getting a 404 error on the individual page URLs.
Most likely a caching issue.
- Go to “YouTube Gallery / Settings” from your WordPress Admin Dashboard, enable the “Development Mode“, and save the changes.
- Then, visit the gallery page from which the Individual URL is generated.
- Go back to the same settings page again and disable the “Development Mode” now.
- That’s it.
In case the issue remains, Flush Rewrite Rules (also known as Resaving your Permalinks).
To do that, go to the “Settings / Permalinks” menu from your WordPress Admin Dashboard, click the “Save Changes” button without doing any changes.
If still the problem persists, we are just an email away. Kindly submit a ticket here https://plugins360.com/support/.