Import YouTube by Northwoods Digital allows you to create new posts by searching YouTube videos along with many options such as: show youtube comments, show facebook comments plugin, show video stats, show author, show date, shortcodes, category widget, import categories, import tags and many other options.
- Search YouTube – search right inside your WordPress Admin Dashboard!
- Search Filters – search by YouTube Username, YouTube Channel ID or just search all of YouTube!
- Video Previews – preview YouTube videos before importing without leaving your Admin Dashboard
- YouTube API Key Validation – validation tool provides instant feedback to troubleshoot issues
- Playback Options – autoplay, hide related videos, hide annotations, loop videos, hide video info, use WordPress native video player
- Import YouTube Videos as Video Posts – single or multiple at once
- Bulk Video Updater – keep your video metadata up to date
- WP REST API Integration – includes featured image, default post type “videos”
- Include YouTube Video Posts right in your normal post feed
- Import YouTube Categories
- Import YouTube Tags
- Show 25 most recent YouTube comments
- Custom post slug rewrite – default “video”
- Custom category slug rewrite – default “videos”
- Default post status: publish, draft, pending
- Facebook comments integration
Upload the plugin
Go to your admin page Settings > YouTube Videos
Here you can access the posts, categories, tags and settings pages.
That’s it. You can now import YouTube videos as posts.
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1.2.0 (16 October 2021)
- Fix CORS issue with loading videos via search feature
- Tested up to WordPress 5.8.1
1.1.0 (14 April 2018)
- Overhauled the video Import page.
- Added new function to verify the API key is valid before saving
- Added donate button to import page
- Added visual feedback to search results on import page when searching by Username or Channel
- Removed several settings, no longer needed
- Removed several functions, no longer needed
- Adjustments to default settings on activation
- Fixed timezone issue for importing videos
- General code cleanup throughout
1.0.4 (11 April 2018)
- Fixed categories and tags not showing up in the YouTube Videos Posts Screen.
1.0.3 (11 April 2018)
- Added new column to the YouTube Videos Posts Screen showing last update time and date for use with the update videos bulk action.
1.0.2 (8 April 2018)
- Fixed duplicate thumbnail media when importing previously imported videos and using bulk updater.
1.0.1 (6 April 2018)
- First public release