WP YouTube Live

Setting Up YouTube Live

WP YouTube Live is a free WordPress plugin to display live videos on a WordPress site.

To get started, follow these instructions:

Enable Streaming on YouTube

  1. Decide if you will stream from a personal account or a brand account. Read more about the differences in this article.
  2. Decide how you will stream video.
  3. Enable streaming for your account; see this article for details.

Set up the YouTube Data API

  1. If you don’t have a Google account already, sign up here.
  2. Log in to the Google Developers Console: console.developers.google.com
  3. Create a new project if you don’t have one already.
  4. Go to the Credentials page: console.developers.google.com/apis/credentials
  5. Click the “Create Credentials” button at the top and choose “API key” and copy the new key
  6. Go to the Enabled APIs page: console.developers.google.com/apis/enabled
  7. Search for Youtube Data API v3 and enable it.

Reference: developers.google.com/youtube/v3/getting-started

Install the WordPress Plugin

  1. Go to the plugins page on the backend of your website.
  2. Press the “Add New” button and search for “WP YouTube Live.”
  3. Install and then activate the plugin.
  4. Go to Settings > YouTube, enter your channel ID and API key, and choose what to display when no video is live.
  5. Add the [youtube_live] shortcode to the page where you want the video player to appear.


For other support questions, please use the WordPress support forum.

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