FAQs and Troubleshooting

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 Key. Follow […]

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 size of your feed when […]

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 a way to set the […]

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(‘[youtube-feed]’); ?>

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

You can display videos from any YouTube channel using the unique YouTube channel ID. This can be found by viewing the channel page on YouTube and looking at the end […]

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 play when clicked […]

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 to allow the YouTube […]