Stream Your YouTube Channel On A Page Inside Your WordPress Website

WordPress shortcodes are great. They let you perform complex operations or display dynamic content with just a tiny bit of text in any page or post.

I recently needed a way to embed the most recent videos from a Youtube channel (very dynamic information) in a WordPress page, so I decided to write a shortcode for it.

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The code is actually pretty simple. Just add the following to your theme’s functions.php file:

COPY CODE BELOW

function youtube_feed_shortcode($atts)
{
// Defaults:
extract(shortcode_atts(array(
'user' => 'mrinternettips', // youtube user
'limit' => 5, // maximum number of videos
'height' => 385, // video height
'width' => 480 // video width
), $atts));
$data = @json_decode(file_get_contents('http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/'.$user.'/uploads?alt=json'), TRUE);
$counter = 0;
$content = '
'; foreach($data['feed']['entry'] as $vid) { $url = $vid['media$group']['media$content'][0]['url']; $title = $vid['title']['$t']; $ycontent = $vid['content']['$t']; $content.= ''.''.''.''.''. '
'.$title.'
'. '
'.$ycontent.'
'."n"; $counter++; if($counter == $limit) { break; } } $content .= '
'; return $content; } add_shortcode('youtubefeed', 'youtube_feed_shortcode');

The shortcode below is completely configurable.

[youtubefeed user="YourChannel Name Here" limit="3" height="385" width="560"]

You can change any option as needed.

You might have noticed the code gives each element a particular class to make it CSS friendly. All you have to do is add CSS rules for three classes: .youtubefeed, .youtubetitle, and .youtubecontent.

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My stylesheet looks like this: (this will be your style.css file)

COPY CODE BELOW

.youtubefeed {
margin: 10px;
text-align: center;
}
.youtubetitle {
font-size: 1.6em;
font-weight: bold;
margin: 3px;
}
.youtubecontent {
margin-bottom: 30px;
text-align: left;
}

Other Plugin That Will Do This:

TubePress

TubeMatic

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Jarrett Gucci is the owner of Dynasty Web Solutions. A full service Internet presence provider specializing in WordPress development for business owners. Jarrett Gucci along with his team of professionals have designed over 400 WordPress websites. Jarrett Gucci believes strongly in creating websites that are unique, functional and generate referrals.

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