YourChannel Setup

  • First follow the last 3 quick steps, then when you get it working with the default API Key, come back and follow these instructions to create your own API Key.
  • Go to console.developers.google.com/projectcreate
  • Create a new project.
  • Now go to console.developers.google.com
  • Click on Library from the left sidebar.
  • Click on YouTube Data API in the YouTube APIs section.
  • Click on Enable in the YouTube Data API page.
  • Now go to Credentials page from the left sidebar menu.
  • From the dropdown Create credentials that appears in a small modal, select API Key.
  • A popup will appear with the API key.
  • Now copy the API Key and go to YourChannel page in your WP dashboard.
  • Note that it might take upto 5 minutes for the new API Key to be active, but it’ll work instantly most of the time.
  • Following 3 steps are not needed, but we recommend you do it after checking the API Key in YourChannel.
  • Now you can click on RESTRICT KEY to tie the API Key to your domain name. 
  • Give the key a name.
  • Check the HTTP Refferers checkbox and Enter *.yoursitename.com/* in the input below it.
  • Copy the API Key and head to your WordPress dashboard -> Settings -> YourChannel.
  • Enter API Key in API Key field.
  • Enter your YouTube Username or Channel ID, then click on Check button. YourChannel will create your channel’s preview below the form.
  • Now click on Save at the bottom of form.

shortcode

  • A shortcode will be generated, copy & paste it in your post.