Embed YouTube Videos of a Playlist or Channel

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5.3.0 2023-04-05 15:59 UTC


License: GNU GPL, Version 2


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Installation / Integration

First install the extension and activate it in the Extension Manager.

TypoScript integration

  • Include the TypoScript in Configuration/TypoScript/setup.typoscript and constants.typoscript in your theme.
  • Add your YouTube API key:
plugin.tx_sgyoutube {
	settings {
		# cat=plugin.tx_sgyoutube/file; type=string; label=YouTube API Key
		apiKey = <your-api-key>

JavaScript integration

Note: You can still use the old implementation of the lightbox without the new lightbox by importing `youtubeLightboxinstead ofsgYoutubeLightbox`.

Install the project_theme_lightbox extension and integrate it to your main theme. Import the file `sgYoutubeLight.js` to your JavaScript and initilize it.

import SgYoutubeLightbox from 'sgYoutubeLightbox';

new SgYoutubeLightbox();

Registration for more than the free 10.000 quotas per day

It's not 1 quota per 1 API call. Each API has its own costs, which can be seen in the link below.

Currently, at the version 3.2.1 we are using the following APIs:

  • "search/list" for channel videos
  • "playlistItems/list" for videos from a specific playlist
  • "videos/list" for getting the details for each video and the localizations, if needed.

The maximum quota costs would be "102" at the moment for rendering the latest videos from a channel with the video details and translations.

Quota Calculator

YouTube API Services - Audit and Quota Extension Form

Caching behaviour

Because of the quota costs we implemented a caching for the calls for each day. The response from the APIs will be saved and used for 24 hours. Normally the site cache would do it, but it could be, that the cache will be cleared multiple times in a row, or that the plugin is on an uncached page. The TYPO3 registry is used as a cache. The cleanup is handled on the fly.

If the ?disableYoutubeCache=1 parameter is added to the URL, this cache will be ignored as well.

Possible way to solve the quota limit, if it's still reached

You can use a different API key for specific sites. You can implement a TypoScript page uid check and just change the key from the "TypoScript integration" topic.

Known issues