Google API Key


To use this plugin you must follow the guidelines set forth by Google. Google owns YouTube® and hosts YouTube®’s API. To do this you must have a Google account.

To get your API Key follow these steps:

  1. Log in to Google.
  2. Go to the APIs console here: https://console.developers.google.com/project
  3. Click the “Create a project” link.
  4. Fill out the “Project Name” field and click the “Create” button.
    google-api-create
    It may take Google a minute to create your project.
  5. Once your project has been created, click on the “Library” tab on the left-hand side.
  6. Type “youtube” into the search box.
  7. Find the “YouTube® Data API v3” and click it:
  8. Click to Enable the API.
  9. Click the “Credentials” tab on the left-hand side. Then click “Credentials in APIs & Services” link.
  10. Now click the “Create Credentials” button and select “API Key.”
  11. Click the “Restrict Key” link if you wish to ensure the key is only able to be used by specific IP addresses.
  12. Type the IP Address of your server(s) in the box and click the “save” button.

    Please note: If your server does not have a static outbound IP Address or for some reason you’re unable to attain your IP Address, simply leave the IP Address field blank. The plugin will work without specifying an IP Address. Make sure no one is able to get their hands on your API Key. Without specifying your IP Address anyone could use this key to make calls to Google and could potentially max out your allowed Google API requests.
  13. Your API key should now be available for copying and pasting. Copy and paste this key into the plugin’s settings. Make sure to save!


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