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YouTube Channel Feed for Magento 2

YouTube Channel Feed extension allows the store owner to show latest feeds from the YouTube channel. The customers can view the latest video updates from the YouTube channel without leaving the store. The admin can customize the height, width, the number of feeds show, wall data color.

Features

  • 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 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

To install this extension, please follow each and every step carefully as follows:

Step 1:

After extracting the downloaded zip file and you will get the src folder. Inside src folder, you will find the app folder, copy the app folder to the Magento2 root directory. Please view the below screenshot.

Step 2:

After the successful installation, you have to run these commands in the Magento2 root directory.

First command- php bin/magento setup:upgrade

Second Command – php bin/magento setup:di:compile

Third Command – php bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy

After running the commands, you need to flush the cache and reindex all from the Magento2 admin panel. Navigate through System>Cache Management. Click 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. The following page will appear. This is API Manager Dashboard, click Create button.

Now enter any name for this New Project and click Create button.

After creating your New Project, click ENABLE API button as visible in the screenshot:

Then, go to the bottom of the page near YouTube APIs, click YouTube Data API link.

The following page will open, click Create Credentials button.

Now, click Create Credentials and select API Key option.

Finally, you can now copy the API Key created.

Module Configuration

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. The following page options will be available:

YouTube Channel Feed Enable/Disable – Select Yes option to enable the module, else select No to disable it.

Widget Configuration

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 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:

Widget Options:

YouTube API Key – Enter your API credential here.

Youtube Channel ID –  Go to 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 – Enter YouTube account name of that channel.

No. of Max Feed –  Enter the number of video feeds to display in the widget.

Wall Data Color – Set the widget text color.

Wall Data Color on Hover – Set color when a user hovers over a 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 on 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.

One-click pop-up YouTube video player will appear when a customer click any thumbnail image.

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.

Thank you for viewing this blog. If you have any query or need more information, please visit webkul.uvdesk.com

Current Product Version - 2.0.1

Supported Framework Version - 2.0.x , 2.1.x, 2.2.x

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