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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    Hi,
    this is a great widget. Unfortunately, I messed up. I had it working in the widget preview though – I think my mistake was deleting the template???? Now I can't get the template back even after deleting the files and reloading them several times. I'm stuck. How do I get the video to show on my blog? Yes, my blog is widget ready and has the sidebars…Please help.
    thanks, Amy

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    Hi – again,
    Okay, nevermind my last question. I found the answer to that problem in an earlier comment from Dean…just had to edit a few things. Now if I could just figure out how to get the video resized! It is HUGE!!!

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  32. ivan says:

    Hi,

    I'm trying to make the list of videos horizontal, but somehow I can't make it work (right now is only vertial, one thumbnail under the other). I'm no tusing the widget, I'm using it on my author page to diplay the fav videos as the music (lastfm), just see the page:

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    I'm applying he same div I'm using to the lastfm covers, but it doesn't work.

    Any help will be great appretiated.

    Thanks for the plugin! :)

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    I am trying to figure out how to use this widget in the digg3 template. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  39. Tom says:

    Thank you for the plug-in!

  40. Michele says:

    Hi, I'm testing this on my blog, but no video appears.

  41. sean says:

    This plugin hardly works anymore. Even after editing the php file to enter your username and API key, you can't adjust the number of thumbnails or the html string.

  42. Ozh says:

    sean » this plugin works in my blog here, quite fine as far as I can tell. Not sure about the widget support, though.

  43. ZWatcher says:

    Hey Ozh, this seems like a great plugin, but I'm having a little trouble with it. My initial installation seems to have worked as it should, but now it seems to no longer be recognizing any changes I make to the User Option variables in the wp_ozh_youfave.php file (count, credit, template).

    I've tried deactivating the plugin, deleting it from my server, reuploading, and reactivating, but it doesn't ever update to changes I've made to the file. It only seems to retain the User Option settings I specified when I installed the plugin for the first time.

    Any idea why this might be happening? Any suggestions would really be appreciated.

    -Thanks!

  44. masterbip says:

    This is a good one "plugget", but it's not working to launch videos on target="_blank" or any other except parent … any clue?

    BANZAIII !!!

  45. extrapixel says:

    hi, nice idea, but doesn't work.