Field for selecting YouTube videos. Takes various URL formats as input and stores the YouTube ID.

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3.0.0 2023-10-23 20:06 UTC

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YouTube Field for SilverStripe


This SilverStripe module provides a YouTube field for use in the CMS/ModelAdmin. It accepts input of various common YouTube URL formats and converts them for storage in database as the 11-character YouTube ID.

Once a valid ID is saved the field will display the video's thumbnail and title.

Optionally you can provide a key for the YouTube v3 API, which is used to display additional information (duration and view count) and provides information immediately (rather than after saving).

Screenshot of Video Information


  • silverstripe/framework ^4.0 (See 1 branch for SilverStripe 3 compatibility)

Basic field



use EdgarIndustries\YouTubeField\YouTubeField;

class Page extends SiteTree

    private static $db = array(
        'VideoID' => 'Varchar(11)',
    public function getCMSFields() {
        $fields = parent::getCMSFields();
        $fields->addFieldToTab('Root.Main', new YouTubeField('VideoID', 'YouTube Video'));
        return $fields;


  api_key: YOUR_API_KEY

URL Parser

There is a static function which can be called (without using the YouTubeField) to simply retrieve the YouTube ID from a supported URL format.