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On today’s Tech Help for Churches, Automatically adding videos from YouTube to your church’s website

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If you’ve been to any of my show pages (like the one for Tech Help for Churches), you might notice that every time I upload a video to YouTube, it’s added there.

I don’t do this manually though. Instead, I use a plugin called YouTube Channel Gallery.

Once you set it up, YouTube Channel Gallery automatically updates based on the contents of a playlist.

That bad thing is that you need to use an API key from YouTube to do it. It’s not hard, but it isn’t something you’ve probably done before unless you do web development. Happily, after some digging, I found a video tutorial on how to do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdV1dkqmmtE

Now, how to use it. Create a page for every playlist (whether they’re your videos or ones you curate, like from the denomination) and paste the short codes in (including the API Key you just got). That’s it. Now every time a playlist is updated, the videos will update on that page.

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