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…..
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.
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?
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