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How to create YouTube API key for YouTube ShowCase

YouTube ShowCase Pro WordPress plugin allows you to download your videos and their stats from YouTube. To be able to access your YouTube account, YouTube requires you to have a valid API key. Using this key, you can easily access your account and sync your videos and their stats to your WordPress site.

Create your YouTube Data API key

  1. Log in to Google Developers. You must create an account if you don't have one.
  2. Click on the Create Project button on the toolbar.
  3. Fill in the project name, other information needed, and click "Create" button.
  4. Go to YouTube Data API page.
  5. Select the project you created at #3 from the toolbar, right next to the logo.
  6. Click the Enable button.
  7. On the left sidebar, click on the Credentials link on the toolbar and select "API key" from the menu options.
  8. On the Credentials window, click on the pencil icon to edit. Optionally, give your key a name.
  9. If you'd like to restrict your key, select the "Restrict key" option from "API Restrictions". Select the YouTube API and Save.
  10. On the Credentials window, click on the copy icon next to the key to copy your key.
  11. Go back to WordPress Dashboard > Video Settings > YouTube API page and paste the key in the "Youtube Data API v3 Key" field.
  12. Save

Let's verify that your key works

  1. Enter your YouTube User name in the "Youtube Username" field or Enter one or more playlist ids in the "Youtube Playlist Ids" field.
  2. Save.
  3. Check out the "Stats" section to see if the values changed and check out your videos in the Videos.
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