Social Integrations

It's time to configure EasySocial. We'll list all the basics EasySocial configuration settings here.

YouTube API Key Configuration

EasySocial 2 has introduced a new feature to retrieve cover image, title and description of YouTube videos. In this section, you will be able to configure YouTube API on your site.

  1. Before you start configuring YouTube API key, you will need to have a Google Account in order to access the Google Developer Console, request an API key and register your application.

  2. Once you have register for new account and logged in to Google, create a project in the Google Developer Console. (The project name can be anything)

    EasySocial Videos Settings

  3. Obtain authorization credentials so that your application can submit API request. Choose Select a project of your project created earlier to give it the proper credentials.

    EasySocial Videos Settings

    Click on Create credentials once you're ready and choose API key.

    EasySocial Videos Settings

    Copy the given API KEY and paste it in EasySocial YouTube API key section.

    EasySocial Videos Settings

  4. After creating your project, make sure that your YouTube Data API is one of the services that your application is registered to use. To do this, open up the API Library tab on the left to show the list of the available API services. Choose YouTube Data API and make sure that its status is Enabled.

    EasySocial Videos Settings

    To verify the status, if the this button is showing Enable, this indicates that it is NOT YET enabled. Click on it and you're good to go.

    EasySocial Videos Settings

Further information and explanation will be available at Google YouTube Data API Overview.