Version 2.0 and above
1) Once you’ve purchased the Feeds for YouTube plugin, click on the “Downloads” tab to download the plugin. Your download link, license key, and purchase information are also emailed to you at the address which you provided during checkout.
2) Once you’ve downloaded the .zip file, there’s no need to open it. You’ll be uploading and installing this .zip file directly to WordPress.
Please note, if you’re using Safari:
The .zip file will be automatically extracted after downloading it. You can disable this feature by navigating to Safari > Preferences > General > Deselect the box with the text “Open safe files after downloading“. After that, the plugin will now download as a .zip file and can be uploaded directly to WordPress.
3) If you are using the Free version of the WordPress plugin, then be sure to deactivate it prior to installing the Pro version. After installing the Pro version, the free version can be deleted.
Note: To transfer your settings from the Free version to the Pro version do the following:
4) To upload the plugin click Add New at the top of your WordPress Plugins page.
5) Click Upload at the top.
6) Browse to the zip file which you downloaded when you purchased the plugin and click Install Now
7) Activate the plugin.
8) You’ll now see the YouTube Feed menu appear in your WordPress menu. Click on it and navigate to Settings to enter your license key.
9) Paste your license key into the field and click the Activate button (It may take a few clicks before it shows Active). Then click the Save Changes button.
10) Click on All Feeds and then click on the button labeled Add new.
11) Select your Feed Type, then click Next
12) Enter your YouTube API key, then click Next.
- Note: If you don’t have a YouTube API key yet, please follow this guide to configure one.
13) Enter your Channel ID, then click Next.
14) Select your Template, then click Next.
15) Click the embed button and copy the shortcode.
16) To display your feed simply add the shortcode you created to any page, post, or widget, like so:
If you have any issues setting up or using the plugin, then check out our support section for solutions to common problems. If you need help beyond that, then you can also open a support ticket below.
To see what else you can do with the YouTube Feed Pro plugin, check out the video below!
1) Once you’ve purchased the Feeds for YouTube plugin click on the “Downloads” tab to download the plugin. Your download link, license key, and purchase information is also emailed to you at the address which you provided during checkout.
2) Once you’ve downloaded the zip file there’s no need to open it. You’ll be uploading and installing this zip file directly to WordPress.
Note: If you’re on a Mac then your OS may be set up to automatically unzip zip files when downloading. You can zip the files up again by just right clicking on the folder containing the files and clicking ‘Compress’. Alternatively, you can download the zip directly from your account.
3) If you are using the free version of the WordPress plugin then be sure to deactivate it prior to installing the Pro version.
Note: To transfer your settings from the free version to the Pro version just do the following:
1) Check the ‘Preserve Settings when plugin is removed’ option on the plugin’s Settings page
2) Remove the free version
3) Install and activate the Pro version
To upload the Pro version of the plugin click Add New at the top of your WordPress Plugins page.
4) Click Upload Plugin at the top.
5) Browse to the zip file which you downloaded when you purchased the plugin and click Install Now.
6) Activate the plugin.
7) You’ll now see the Feeds for YouTube menu appear in your WordPress menu. Navigate to the License page to enter your license key.
8) Paste your license key into the field and click Save Changes.
9) Click Activate License.
10) Click on the Configure tab.
11) For many features, you’ll need to create and add your YouTube API key. It’s quick to create and add, and you can follow our guide here to create and add one. The plugin requires an API Key for some features due to the limit on the number of API requests the Smash Balloon YouTube App can make in a day. Alternatively, you can click on the large blue button to connect your YouTube account.
12) Once you’ve customized your feed, copy the [youtube-feed] shortcode into any page, post or widget where you want the feed to appear.
13) You can use either the built-in “YouTube Feed” widget, or the default WordPress “Text” widget, to display your YouTube Feed in a sidebar or any other widget area.
For a 5-minute video walkthrough of the plugin, please see the video below.