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How to Get a YouTube API Key for Displaying YouTube Video Gallery

To display YouTube video content on your WordPress site using the PowerPack Video Gallery widget, you'll need a YouTube API Key. This key allows you to access YouTube's vast repository of video content, including titles, descriptions, tags, categories, and user activities like comments and likes.

Here's a simple guide on how to obtain a YouTube API Key and use it with the PowerPack Video Gallery widget to display videos on your site.

Get the YouTube API Key#

Step 1: Create a New Project#

  • Go to the Google Cloud Platform.
  • Click on the project dropdown at the top of the page.
  • Click on "New Project."
  • Enter a project name of your choice.
  • Click "Create."

Step 2: Enable the YouTube Data API#

  • After creating your new project, you'll be on the project's main page.
  • Click on "Enable APIs and Services."

Step 3: Enable the YouTube Data API v3
#

  • This action will open the Google API library.
  • In the search bar, type "YouTube Data API v3."
  • Select "YouTube Data API v3" from the list of results.
  • Click the "Enable" button.

Step 4: Create Credentials and Copy Your API Key
#

  • On the next page, click the "+ CREATE CREDENTIALS" button.
  • Choose the credential type based on your needs (usually an API key).
  • A new window will appear with your new API key.
  • Copy this key —you'll need it to authenticate your requests to the YouTube Data API.

Add the API Key to PowerPack Settings#

  • Go to your WordPress Admin dashboard.
  • Navigate to Elementor >> PowerPack >> Integration.
  • Paste your API key in the YouTube API Key field.
  • Click the "Save Changes" button.

This was a step-by-step guide on how to get a YouTube API key. Hope this helps!

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