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[Resolved] Need API key for YouTube

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  • Ummmmm. Ask YouTube? Only API key I’m aware of is if you’re using akismet….

    same here…. i am desperately seeking a way to post my videos on to my self-hosted wordpress blog… i was able to post to my wordpress blog though with the api assigned to my account.
    However there does not seem to exist one for self-hosted?

    Take a trip through this post about a plugin – I don’t know that it will help you with the api thing, but you never know…..

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/56433?replies=27

    I’m not trying to be dense here, but…

    I don’t have any problem posting YouTube vids to my personally hosted WP blog…

    Just copy in the stuff they have at youtube in the “Embed” field into a new post (in the standard editor, not the wysiwyg), give it a title and publish…

    works for me…

    Am I missing the point of the question entirely?

    (I just tested it on my site to make sure, http://www.jetshack.com)

    I dunno…. I don’t do video at all myself, I was just assuming from the number of posts lately that it IS a problem…. *shrug*

    Not entirelly sure about this, but it seems like to me that at one point this was a problem (maybe sometime around the 1.5 build time frame) but I haven’t had any problems with it in any of the 2.x builds…

    once again just me…

    To clarify dtclarinet’s question: for some reason, the WP Self-Hosted option asks for an API key when, well, WP self-hosted installs don’t really have them.

    GFM

    i’m with you guys. I’m looking for an API key and can’t find one

    for some reason, the WP Self-Hosted option asks for an API key when, well, WP self-hosted installs don’t really have them.

    Huh? I’m self-hosted. Where would I see this YouTube API key request?

    >Huh? I’m self-hosted. Where would I see this YouTube API key request?

    1) Log into your You Tube Account
    2) Go to “My Account”
    3) “Account Settings” -> “Video Posting Settings”
    4) “Add a Blog/Site”
    You will see under Specific Blog Host Requirements “WordPress Self-Hosted: Requires an API key and the API URL (http://your blog’s URL/xmlrpc.php).”

    If you select Blog-Service wordpress.com it justs wants Username and Passsword.

    If you select WordPress Self-Hosted it will also demand API URL and API Key.

    So…. where does the API key for self-hosted WordPress come from? Or is this just a collusion between YouTube and WordPress.com to keep people from going Self-Hosted?

    Try a search using keywords API, endpoint, xmlrpc – there was some stuff a while back about the “API endpoint” and the xmlrpc.php file. Perhaps this is what youtube is really looking for/meaning?

    Here’s an idea: Register for a username on wordpress.com, and use the API key that gives you. If it works, then there you go.

    Or is this just a collusion between YouTube and WordPress.com to keep people from going Self-Hosted?

    You’re joking, right?

    The words “API Key” in the YouTube instructions are linked to http://faq.wordpress.com/2005/10/19/api-key/

    I’d say YouTube are confused.

    I’ve come up with this same problem. Youtube asks for username, password, API Key, API URL. I tried using the API Key from a WordPress.com account, and it just goes to “Getting information from your blog…” and keeps refreshing indefinately.

    Has anyone found a way to get this working?

    Ignore what YouTube tell you, and use a plugin such as Viper’s Video Quicktags to include YouTube (and other) videos in your posts.

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