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YouTube Feed Change Log

= Version 1.2.2 – October 26, 2020 = * Tweak: Live stream feeds will now show past live streams as well as upcoming live streams. * Tweak: Added...

Setting up the Free Feeds for YouTube WordPress Plugin

1) Once you've installed the plugin click on the Feeds for YouTube item in your WordPress menu   2) Connect to the YouTube API using...

Setting up the Feeds for YouTube Pro WordPress Plugin

Note: Setup directions for the Free Feeds for YouTube plugin can be found here. 1) Once you've purchased the Feeds for YouTube plugin click on t...

What Does Feeds for YouTube Do to Prevent My Site From Loading Slowly?

The plugin was built with site optimization in mind. This is accomplished in a few ways which are detailed below: API Requests Cached When the ...

How Can I Filter or Moderate Which YouTube Videos Display in the Feed

You can filter your feed using the moderation options in the plugin which can be found by going to Feeds for Youtube > Customize > Moderation...

Converting YouTube Videos to a WordPress Custom Post Type

When videos are displayed in a feed, the videos are automatically saved in your WordPress database as custom posts. By default, these posts have th...

Add Custom Pause and End of Video Actions to Your YouTube Videos

The plugin offers 3 custom displays that can be used when a user of your site pauses or finishes a video. This option can be found by going to Feed...

Error: "YouTube Data API has not been used in project"

To resolve this issue you will want to create a new project in the Google Developer console using the steps in the following FAQ: https://smashball...

Feed is Showing Unlisted/Private Videos

This indicates you are not using an API key. The method used to retrieve your videos without an API key will return all available videos regardless...

My Playlists are Showing the Same Videos

Playlists with similar IDs can cause caching conflicts. Add the shortcode setting “feedid” to set the name of the cache explicitly and fix the conf...

My Upcoming Live Stream Is Not Showing up in the Feed or Won't Play on My Site

In order for live streams to work in the feed, your YouTube account has to allow each video to be embeddable and allow live streams to be embeddabl...

Guide to Creating and Using an API Key

In addition to using the Smash Balloon App to connect a YouTube account and use an access token and refresh token, you can use your own YouTube API...

How Does the YouTube Feed Affect Page Load Speed

The plugin is designed with minimizing the affect on page speed in mind. The feed will display thumbnails of your videos that are optimized for siz...

Can I Display Multiple YouTube Feeds on My Site or on the Same Page?

Yes. You can display as many different feeds as you need to with the use of shortcode settings. There are many built-in shortcode options including...

How Do I Embed a YouTube Gallery Directly into a WordPress Page Template?

You can embed your YouTube gallery directly into a template file by using the WordPress do_shortcode function: <?php echo do_shortcode('[[you...

How Do I Find the Nickname or Channel ID for Different YouTube Channels?

You can embed any YouTube channel non your website using the unique YouTube channel ID. This can be found by viewing the channel page on YouTube an...

Can I Change Whether the YouTube Video Autoplays or Plays on Click?

Yep, just use the following setting: Feeds for YouTube > Customize > Video Experience > When does video play? You can then set the YouTube video to...

Will Feeds for YouTube Work with W3 Total Cache or Other Caching Plugins?

The Feeds for YouTube plugin should work in compatibility with most, if not all, caching plugins, but you may need to tweak the settings in order t...

Manually updating the Feeds for YouTube Pro Plugin

If you're experiencing an issue updating the plugin via your WordPress Plugins page then you can manually update the Feeds for YouTube plugin in on...

Guide to Creating Custom Templates

The HTML for Feeds for YouTube can be customized using a setting and PHP files added to the active theme's folder. Please note that using custom te...

My Single YouTube Posts Are Showing 404 Errors

If you are getting 404 errors when visiting an individual YouTube video post, you may need to flush your permalinks. To do this, go to the dashboar...

What GDPR Consent Plugins Will the Plugin Work With?

The following third-party GDPR related plugins are compatible with Instagram Feed as of version 5.9 of the Pro plugin: Cookie Notice by dFacto...

I Just Upgraded to Pro But Can't Use the New Features

The "Pro" version and "free" version of Instagram Feed are separate plugins. A quick and easy way to check which version you might still be using i...

Will the plugin continue to work after my license expires?

We recommend you maintain a license (for the reasons stated below) but it is your choice as to whether or not you decide to renew a license. ​ Wh...