You like Youtube and want to publicize and share the favorite videos you bookmarked there ? My Youtube Favorites Videos is made for you.
In three words
This plugin / widget for WordPress allows you to display, in a very configurable manner, your latest favorite videos from Youtube. But I guess you already understood that :)
Plugin and / or Widget
The first thing to know about this plugin / widget is that it can actually behave as a regular plugin, or as a Widget. Ok, I'm not going to write "Plugin / Widget" all the time. Let's call this a… plugget !
If your theme is not Widget enabled, use it as a plugin : edit a few things from the file itself and insert <? ozh_youfave() ?> anywhere in your sidebar.php (more details below)
If your theme is Widget enabled, no need to even edit a file, everything is done via the Widget admin menu. The cool thing is that the admin menu of this plugget is pretty neat in my opinion. For instance, you can modify the way you want your faves to be displayed, and guess what ? Live preview. Yeah baby. Have a look at this demo.
Me Wants Plugget !
- Get the file : wordpress-youtube-favorites.zip
- Unzip it in wp-content/plugins. It should create a subdirectory youfave/ and populate it with 3 files
- Activate the plugget from the Plugins admin page
Either by manually editing the plugin or through the widget form, you will have to edit a few settings that are mostly self explanatory, except maybe the following :
- Your Youtube API key
If you have a login, you have an API key (Developer ID, whatever they call it at this particular moment) already, it's a weird string like "K0olApIKay". Get it on this page
- The template
You can customize the way you want your favorites to be displayed. To do so, enter any HTML and any of the following "template tags" listed below with example values :
%%id%% : kzGljuievpM
%%title%% : A Funny Video
%%length_seconds%% : 378
%%length_minutes%% : 06'18''
%%rating_avg%% : 4.24
%%rating_count%% : 528
%%description%% : Awesome video !
%%upload_time%% : 1142348228
%%upload_time_yours%% : 3/14/2006 2:57 pm
%%comment_count%% : 199
%%tags%% : funny humor wordpress
%%url%% : http://www.youtube.com/?v=kzGljuievpM
%%thumbnail_url%% : http://static17.youtube.com/vi/kzGljuievpM/2.jpg
%%view_count%% : 2157555
%%view_count_pretty%% : 2,157,555
The cool thing is that if you configure the plugin via the Widget form, remember there is a real time preview. How suparneat is that.
If you like this plugin, I'll appreciate mucho muchly that you post a link to it in your blog, so that any of your readers that would like it too could get their hands on it. If you absolutely love this plugin above all and if by some extraordinary coincidence you feel one dollar too rich, feel free to give the Paypal "Help Me Take My Wife To A Nice Restaurant" button the bad click frenzy it deserves !
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