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Do you have a YouTube channel with several videos and certainly dream of hosting it directly on your website? If so, this article is for you. Google via its YouTube API key gives you the possibility to host your channel on your website. Indeed, by using this feature, you can automatically connect your website to your YouTube channel and see your videos appear automatically on your website each time you add them. In other words, your video library codes take care of updating your website. In this article, we will see how to use YouTube API V3 key and channel ID to sync content. The article is in three parts. In the first part, we will see how to create identifiers. Then we will use the codes that you can copy and paste to do the synchronization. Finally, the last part of this article will give you tips on how to do it easily depending on the type of web solution you are using. If you are on WordPress, you can for example download our extension to save time.
There may be several reasons for this:
APIs (or Application Programming Interface) give you the benefits of connecting to data from an external platform as easily as possible. With the YouTube API you can connect data from your YouTube channel to your website. Below are some advantages compared to the manual procedure.
To be able to connect your channel to your site, you obviously need:
I am going in this part you explain how to proceed to have these three elements if you do not have any.
Gmail users automatically get a YouTube channel. To create your YouTube channel, you must have a Gmail or G-Suite account.
The Google Cloud account is an interface suggesting a set of APIs including the YouTube API. We will see how to have a Google Cloud account To create a Google Cloud account follow these steps:
Please note that Google Cloud offers paid applications based on the number of requests per day. You may never have to pay if you use few apps. I advise you to refer to the general conditions before committing yourself.
I guess in the event that you want to connect YouTube to your site, it's obvious that you have one. Otherwise, the easiest option to use this article is to have a self-hosted site. Indeed, to be able to modify the codes of your site, you must have the necessary authorizations. This freedom is not offered by online website builders or free solutions.
The generic steps for creating a self-managed site are as follows:
A developer or a web agency can help you in the development of your website. It can be the best option if you want to have a quality solution. Our agency offers you, for example, solutions adapted to your needs at a fairly competitive cost. In case you want to know more about what we offer, visit our services or contact us.
If you have all the items discussed above; namely a website, a YouTube channel as well as a Google cloud account, you can continue with the following.
You must have the API key to sync your website with YouTube. To get the API key, you need to follow these steps:
When you click on activate, the site will generate a code (API) that you will use in the second part.
In order to retrieve your YouTube channel ID, you must:
Your YouTube channel ID can also be found on the URL when following steps:
Lines 2 and 3 of the code allow you to add your API key and then your YouTube ID respectively. Next, line 7 (myQuery) retrieves the YouTube account information using the key and ID. All the following are just codes to browse the data to bring up the video list.
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After installing the extension, you must:
Once you save the changes, you can use the shortcode below to make the videos appear on your website.
Easily managing your YouTube channel on your website can be relatively easy. Thank you for taking the time to read our article. If you have a connection project with APIs to facilitate your daily activities, Contact us.
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