What is the YouTube Plugin?

Taking your YouTube content mobile with your own dedicated app has never been easier. With the YouTube Plugin, you can automatically sync your YouTube channel, playlist, or a single video.

What are some use cases of YouTube Plugin?

Some use cases of this feature include:

  • YouTube Influencer App: take your videos and channel mobile with your own dedicated app
  • Sports/Training App: make your training videos, highlight reels, and workout routines available
  • Internal App: sync your training videos or product releases
  • Church App: sync your sermons or classes

What are the YouTube Plugin’s primary functions and what are the steps to accomplish them?

The YouTube Plugin provides some amazing functionality as described in the introduction, but read on to see what some of the core features are and how to set them up.

How to Add the YouTube Plugin to Your App

Here are some simple steps get this feature live on your app, but if you’d like more detailed information, we’ve written a dedicated article about how to create and enable Marketplace features.

Step 1: In the left menu, go to “Features” and click “Marketplace”
Step 2:
Search the Marketplace
Step 3
: Click “Add”, give it a title, and click “Add” again to confirm it

Once you've added it, you can change the feature's icon and title, which will be what your users see when they access it in your app.

Step 4: Once you’ve created your content, you can make your feature accessible by adding it to a Folder plugin, the side menu, or the footer menu.

Sync Your Channel Feed

You can sync your YouTube channel so that as you add new videos, they will automatically be pulled into your app. Here’s how you do it:

Step 1: Grab the URL for your YouTube Channel

Step 2: Paste it into the URL field and click “Validate”

Sync Your Playlist

Just like with your overall channel, you can sync your YouTube playlists so that as you add new videos, they will automatically be pulled into your app. Here’s how you do it:

Step 1: Grab the URL for your YouTube Playlist

Step 2: Paste it into the URL field and click “Validate”

Add a Single Video

With this feature, you can also highlight specific videos instead of a series of videos. Here’s how you do it:

Step 1: Grab the URL for your YouTube Video

Step 2: Paste it into the URL field and click “Validate”

How to Use the Image Carousel

The image carousel is a core component that is utilized across several features to streamline your user experience. With it, you can add images to your feature and then attach various actions such as linking to app content, calling a phone number, sending an email, sending a text message, opening a map, and more using our action builder.

Since this is a core component, we’ve created a dedicated article about how to use the image carousel here.

How to Restrict Content with Plugin Access Security Settings

The Security tab is a core component that is utilized across several features to streamline your user experience. With it, you can make exclusive content by requiring that users login to access it. You can also restrict content to specific users by requiring that they have a tag, or tags, attached to their profile.

Since this is a core component, we’ve created a dedicated article about how to restrict content using the security tab access settings.

How to Set Up In-App Purchases

In App Purchases is a great way to sell access to features to increase your revenue. Since this is a core component, we’ve created dedicated articles about how to set up In-App Purchases here.

How to Add Text, Images, and Video by Using the Text WYSIWYG

Don’t be fooled. The Text WYSIWYG is much more than just text! With it, you can also add images, video, and embed forms within a variety of plugins in your app. Since this is a core component, we’ve created dedicated articles about how to use the Text WYSIWYG here.

What are some Pro Tips you should know about to take your app to the next level?

Having worked with apps for years, we’ve learned a thing or two. So, to both help your app stand out and accomplish your primary goals, here are some tips you should consider.

Pro Tip 1: Use Folders to Organize Your Content
If you have multiple YouTube plugins for feeds or single videos, you can use the Folder Plugin to categorize them into a master plugin.

Pro Tip 2: Use the Design Tab to switch up how your YouTube videos are displayed
You can use the Design tab to change how your YouTube videos are displayed:

Pro Tip 3: Manual Customization
If you want more customization over your items or if you want to include audio and video into the same item, you may want to check out the Media Center Manual Plugin.

Related Articles

In addition to this article, we recommend checking out the following related articles so that you have a better insight into how to use the system to its fullest advantage:

Still have questions? No problem! Reach out to us and we’d be happy to help :)

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