Post Author : Paul Crowe
Lots of bloggers are dedicated You Tube users so this tip will allow you to add a gadget to your blog listing your latest YouTube videos or videos from any YouTube user you may like.The gadget is very similar to a recent post gadget you may be using we just do a little trick to have it display recent videos titles.This will help you connect your YouTube and blogger accounts as soon as you or the user you selected upload a new video to YouTube your list will update.
You can see a live demo using the ESPN recent videos click here.
Heres how its done lets spice up your blog :
1.Click ‘Layout’ ->’Add a Gadget’ for your blog:
2.In the pop up menu scroll down to ‘Feed’ and click the + as shown below:
3.Once you click feed you will be requested to enter a feed URL you will enter the feed for your YouTube channel or the channel you want.
What is you channels feed URL?
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All users on YouTube have a feed here is how to get yours.
I am using ESPN as an example their feed URL is this :
So all you need to do is replace ESPN in the URL with your Youtube username :
So yours might be :
Add this in the area provided and click ‘Continue’
You will go to the preview page.
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You can make the following changes to the widgets appearance :
Title=Give the widget a title like ‘My recent videos’
Show X items = How many recent videos to display.
Item Dates=Choose to show date of the video on widget.
Item source/authors=Show the video Author on widget.
Once your happy with the look of your widget click save.
Your recent YouTube list has been added to your blog.
Have you added this gadget to your blog ? Let us know.