On: 2006/04/20 Viewed: 198742 times
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Youtube has changed their API key process and stuff. Until further notice, this plugin is broken

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

Configuration

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.

Feedback

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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Metastuff

This page "WordPress Plugin : Your Youtube Favorite Videos" was posted on 20/04/2006 at 11:15 pm

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  1. 101
    Ozh France »
    replied, on 04/Mar/08 at 3:57 pm # :

    extrapixel » Yeah right. The thing in my sidebar must be a mirage, then.

  2. 102
    woody! United States »
    said, on 14/Mar/08 at 5:26 pm # :

    Ok, I got the plugin fine, and went to the link for youtube to get the API. but, it only gave me a Developer ID, I have searched High and Low and can not find out where to get an API key for youtube. Can you please help me? I would love to use your plugin, but alas, Where can I get the damn API key.

  3. 103
    Thales United Kingdom »
    thought, on 18/Mar/08 at 7:57 pm # :

    Hi I'm having a JS problem with this plugin. When I click in preview gives me this.

    $ is not a function
    function ozhyoufaveupdatepreview() {z=$("youfave-template");z=z.value;z=z.repl…

    What to do?

  4. 104
    Leonardo Parada Chile »
    replied, on 25/Mar/08 at 4:13 pm # :

    what is “Your Youtube API key”?
    i only have “developer ID” on my dev profile on youtube!

  5. 105
    Ozh France »
    thought, on 25/Mar/08 at 8:35 pm # :

    Leonardo Parada » They change the name. Developer ID. API Key. Whatever.

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  7. 107
    dizi izle Turkey »
    replied, on 03/May/08 at 1:02 am # :

    Ok, I got the plugin fine, and went to the link for youtube to get the API. but, it only gave me a Developer ID, I have searched High and Low and can not find out where to get an API key for youtube. Can you please help me? I would love to use your plugin, but alas, Where can I get the damn API key

  8. 108
    Ozh France »
    wrote, on 03/May/08 at 7:32 am # :

    dizi izle » seems that their API key is now deprecated. I have to dig a bit to make the plugin work again …

  9. 109
    Frank Norway »
    wrote, on 13/Jun/08 at 8:47 am # :

    Thanks. Your plugin was just what I was looking for.

    To bad that YouTube has messed with their API-settings, but I trust you will get it working again.

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