Setting your own YouTube Data API key

To retrieve the YouTube video metadata our plugin makes use of the YouTube Data API. We have a our own API key that's shared between all of our users, but it's also possible to set your own personal key instead.

Our shared key might hit the daily limit, preventing the YouTube video metadata from showing up, which is why you might want to set your own instead.

Creating your own YouTube Data API key

Start by creating a new project over at https://console.developers.google.com/projectcreate

Next, click on "Enable APIs and services" and search for and select the "YouTube Data API".

Click the "Enable" button on the next screen:

Next, click the "Create Credentials" button.

Make the following selections and click on "What credentials do I need?":

You will find the API key on the next screen:

After generating, you'll also be able to find this same key by going to https://console.developers.google.com/apis/credentials

Setting your own YouTube Data API key

Now that you have your own API key there's only 1 easy step left: go to the WP Recipe Maker > Settings > Recipe Metadata page and paste the key you've generated above into the "Personal YouTube Data API key" setting.

Refreshing the Video Metadata

If you were having trouble with the video metadata for YouTube videos setting your own personal API key might solve things. To confim immediately, use the "Refresh Video Metadata" button on the WP Recipe Maker > Tools page to force an update of that metadata (this is usually only done once per week).

After that, clear any caching plugins you might be using on your website and use Google's Structured Data Testing Tool to check.

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