TYPO3 extension to import youtube video/channels as EXT:news articles

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v0.2.0 2023-01-11 12:03 UTC

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TYPO3 Extension "youtube2news"

What does it do?

Imports YouTube videos via the official YouTube API as EXT:news "News" entities.

Summary of features

  • Integrates with EXT:news to import YouTube videos as News entities
  • Provides command to regularly import new/update already imported videos
  • Adds a new subtype for EXT:news: "YouTube Video"


The recommended way to install the extension is by using Composer. In your Composer based TYPO3 project root, just run:

composer require dskzpt/youtube2news


  1. Get your YouTube API access token by following the official documentation
  2. Enter your API access token in the Extension configuration/settings.
  3. Run the provided command to import videos:
    youtube2news:import-videos {channelname} {storagePid} [limit|25]


Setup a cronjob/scheduler task to regularly import new videos.


Version TYPO3 News PHP Support/Development
1.x 11.5 9.0 - 10.x 7.4 - 8.0️ Features, Bugfixes, Security Updates


Automatic import of videos

This extension comes with a command to import videos of a given youtube channel. It is recommended to set this command up to run regularly - e.g. once a day.

youtube2news:import-videos {username} {storagePid} [limit|25]


Name Description
username The youtube channel to import videos from
storagePid The PID to save the imported videos
limit The maximum number of latest videos to import (Optional. Default: 25)

Local path to save downloaded files

By default all imported videos are saved in /public/fileadmin/youtube2news You can change this path via the Extensions settings local_file_storage_path option.


Please refer to the contributing document included in this repository.


This Extension comes with a testsuite for coding styles and unit/functional tests. To run the tests simply use the provided composer script:

composer ci:test