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How To: Enter Your Google Api Key Into Tubepress

17 April 2015 - 03:28 AM

Here's how to create and enter your own Google API key for TubePress. This is annoying, yes, but it's also unfortunately unavoidable. This process is a one-time setup and should take you no longer than 2 minutes.
 

  • You'll need a Google account. If you don't have one, you can sign up for one for free.
     
  • Visit the Google Developer's Console.
     
  • Once you sign in, click the "Create Project" button.
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  • Enter anything you'd like for the Project name and Project ID
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  • After the project is created (it'll take a few seconds) click the APIs link under APIs & Auth
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  • Click the link for YouTube Data API
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  • Click Enable API
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  • Click Credentials under APIs & Auth
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  • Under Public API Access, click the button for Create new Key
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  • Click Server key
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  • Click the Create button. You can leave the text area empty.
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  • Copy your new API key
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  • If you are using WordPress, enter your new key at WP Admin > TubePress > Feed > YouTube > Google API Key. If you are using standalone PHP, add the googleApiKey to your shortcode. e.g.

    [tubepress mode="tag" googleApiKey="yourkeyhere"]
    

Whew! If you get hung up at any point in the process, please let us know and we'll be glad to help.


Common Issues When Upgrading To Tubepress 4.x.x From Tubepress 3.x.x

14 April 2015 - 03:11 PM

Just upgraded from TubePress 3.1.7 to the latest version? Congratulations! Your TubePress installation is now running 10x - 20x faster than it was. A lot has changed between TubePress 3.x.x and 4.x.x, so here are some common issues that might arise along with their solutions and explanations.

  1. My galleries won't show more than 3 videos each, no matter what settings I use.
    Since TubePress 4.0.0, the free version of TubePress is now limited to 3 videos per gallery. TubePress Pro does not have this restriction, so we encourage you to upgrade or renew your subscription. This is a decision that we didn't take lightly, and we realize that it might cause backlash among some of our users. But like many startups we are running on razor-thin margins and we hope you understand our rationale for this change.
     
  2. My YouTube galleries aren't sorted correctly anymore.
    Are you using TubePress to show a YouTube playlist on your website? Here is the explanation and easy workaround. If you are showing a gallery of uploads by a YouTube user or channel, the only sort order available from YouTube is "newest first." This is a limitation imposed by YouTube.
     
  3. My TubePress add-on doesn't work anymore.
    If you are using any of our premium add-ons, you will need to upgrade them to the latest version in order to use them with TubePress 4.x.x. There was a backwards-incompatible break from v3.x.x to v4.x.x. There will not be another break like this for at least a few years - hopefully forever.
     
  4. Why don't I see TubePress 4.x.x in the wordpress.org plugin repository?
    We have moved away from providing releases and support on wordpress.org. Please see this blog post for all the details.
     
  5. Something else!
    Please open a ticket and we will be glad to assist.

Thanks for using TubePress and we look forward to serving you!


How To: Customize Sort Order Of Youtube Playlists

14 April 2015 - 02:39 PM

With TubePress 4.1.0 and higher, controlling the sort order of videos in a YouTube playlist must now be done directly on you youtube.com instead of from within TubePress. This is a limitation imposed by YouTube and is unlikely to change in the near future.
 
Thankfully it's still pretty easy. Here's how to adjust the sort order of a YouTube playlist:

  • From your playlist management page on youtube.com, click the "Edit" button for the appropriate playlist.

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  • Click "Playlist Settings"

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  • Use the "Ordering" dropdown to select your desired sort order.

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TubePress will now display the playlist in the order that you have selected. If you have enabled TubePress's API cache, it might take some time for your changes to show up on your website.