Magento 2 YouTube Channel Feeds extension allows the store owner to show the latest feeds from the YouTube channel.
The customers can view the latest video updates from the YouTube channel without leaving the store.
Apart from that, the admin can customise the height, width, several feeds show, and the wall data colour.
Check a brief overview of the plugin working and configuration in the video below –
- Set the number of video feeds to display in the widget.
- Set the YouTube Channel Feed widget text colour, hover colour.
- Customize the height and width of the widget.
- Show/hide video thumbnails in the widget.
- Select the store view for every widget.
- A customer can click the Subscribe button in the widget.
- YouTube channel name, logo, the banner is shown.
- View widget in List or Grid layout.
- YouTube video player embedded in the widget.
- Source code is open for customization.
Installation – Magento 2 YouTube Channel Feeds
To install this extension, please follow every step carefully as follows:
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After extracting the downloaded zip file and you will get the src folder. Inside the src folder, you will find the app folder, copy the app folder to the Magento2 root directory. Please view the below screenshot.
After the successful installation, you have to run these commands in the Magento2 root directory.
First command- php bin/magento setup:upgrade
After running the commands, you need to flush the cache and reindex it all from the Magento2 admin panel. Navigate through System>Cache Management. Click the Flush Magento Cache button as shown below:
How to Get YouTube API
For getting the YouTube API, please log into your Google account and visit this link. Now click on My Project and create a new project by clicking on New Project.
Now enter any name for this New Project and click Create button.
After creating your New Project, click ENABLE API button and then select Youtube Data API v3.
Then, click on the Enable button and after that, the Create Credentials button will appear, click on the Create Credentials button.
The following page will open, now fill in the required details and click on What credentials do I need?
Finally, you can now copy the API Key created.
After the module installation, the admin needs to enter the YouTube API key to make this module work. Go to Stores>Configuration>Webkul>YouTube Channel Feed.
YouTube Channel Feed Enable/Disable – Select the Yes option to enable the module, else select No to disable it.
The admin can select the Individual option for using the API key widget wise and the option for entering the API key will appear on the particular widget page.
If the admin wants to use the API key globally then he needs to select the Global option and after selecting the global option the Youtube API key tab will appear for entering the API key.
Now, the admin can navigate to Content>Pages and select the page where it wants to display the YouTube Channel Feed widget, click Edit option.
Now, in the Content section, and click the Insert Widget icon.
A pop-up window will appear, select Widget Type as YouTube Channel Feed and click Insert Widget.
After that, the following options will be available for the YouTube Channel Feed:
YouTube API Key – Enter your API credential here.
Youtube Channel ID – Go to the YouTube website and open the channel page. You will find the Channel address in the browser’s address bar.
Enter YouTube channel ID from where the videos will be shown. eg. UCoMjhTMLPrcPpVOkIDHXiSA
YouTube Username – The admin needs to put the same channel ID here.
No. of Max Feed – Enter the number of video feeds to display in the widget.
Wall Data Color – Set the widget text colour.
Wall Data Color on Hover – Set colour when a user hovers over a title.
Channel Title Color: Set the colour for the channel title.
Channel Title Color on Hover: Set the channel title colour when a user hovers over the title.
Width – Set the width of the widget. eg. 1024
Height – Set the height of the widget. eg. 500
Show Media Images – Select Yes to display video thumbnails in the widget, else select No.
Select Stores – Select which store view, the widget will be visible.
Click Insert Widget when done.
After setting up the widget options, the widget will appear in the content section. Click Save Page to apply your changes.
User Front-End View
On the front-end, this is how YouTube Channel Feed widget will appear. The users will be viewing the channel name, logo, banner, description, the number of subscribers.
Two types of layout options will be available – Grid and List view.
No need to visit the YouTube website anymore, because your customers can directly watch the YouTube videos on your Magento website.
YouTube video player is embedded in the widget, showing all the controls for video playback.
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Current Product Version - 5.0.0
Supported Framework Version - Magento 2.0.x, 2.1.x, 2.2.x,2.3.x, 2.4.x