Importing from Youtube Feeds

For those who run a Youtube channel and want to display your videos on your site or have them published once they’re uploaded, or you simply want to import videos from any other Youtube channel, you can do so using the channel’s RSS feed and our Feed to Post add-on.

IMPORTANT: First test your RSS feeds on  our demo sites to ensure that they perform to your standard. That being said, WP RSS Aggregator will be able to import RSS feeds available for Youtube following the steps below.

Finding the RSS Feed

The URL structure for Youtube RSS feeds is as follows:

In both cases, you need to change the USERNAME or CHANNELID to the ones of your choice.

To understand the difference between username and channel ID, please read the Google Support docs here.


Using Feed to Post

Plugins Required

The Method

  1. Find the Youtube user or channel whose videos you want to import. Copy the username or channel ID from the URL, as shown below.

  2. Open a new tab and copy in one of the URLs above with your user’s name or channel’s ID, as shown below. Once the RSS feed shows up, copy the new URL.

  3. Go to WP RSS Aggregator in your WordPress site’s dashboard and click on Add New. Paste the URL of the XML feed and configure the settings to your liking.

  4. Enable the “Allow embedded content” option in the "Feed to Post - General" settings meta box to make sure the videos are imported and displayed on your site.
  5. For featured images please use the <media:thumbnail> option in the "Feed to Post - Images" settings meta box, as shown below.

  6. Upon publishing the feed source, the posts will start to get imported as instructed by the settings you set for that source.


Using Excerpts & Thumbnails

Plugins Required

The Method

  1. Find the Youtube user or channel whose videos you want to import. Copy the username or channel ID from the URL, as shown below.

  2. Open a new tab and copy in one of the URLs above with your user’s name or channel’s ID, as shown below. Once the RSS feed shows up, copy the new URL.

  3. Go to WP RSS Aggregator in your WordPress site’s dashboard and click on Add New. Paste the URL of the XML feed and configure the settings to your liking.

  4. For the thumbnail images settings, found in RSS Aggregator > Settings > Excerpts & Thumbnails, please use the <enclosure> tag, as shown below.

  5. Upon publishing the feed source, the posts will start to get imported as feed items, which you can display using this shortcode: [wp-rss-aggregator]. The shortcode has parameters available here .

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