YouTube Integration Essentials add-on enables your Xenforo website to show the embedded YouTube video and playlists (yes, playlists are fully supported!) with lightweight and fully responsive cached data from your local server. The look and feel is like normal embedded YouTube, but only if someone clicks to see the video or playlist, the actual "fat" Flash or HTML5 player is loaded from YouTube automatically.
This offers 4 advantages:
1.) Greatly enhances the speed and performance of your web site
Due to the fact your visitors won't have to wait until code from YouTube has been loaded for each single YouTube embed, the response of your web site will be much speedier and the load time of your web pages will improve significantly, especially if you've got multiple YouTube videos on one and the same page.
2) Greatly improves the privacy of all your web site visitors data
If you open a web page that contains YouTube video, your visit will be tracked by YouTube even if you don't click to start the video. This add-on protects the privacy of your web site and your users by only loading those videos after a first initial click. Before that a locally cached thumbnail image and locally cached video info data will be displayed.
3) Possibility to change the design of embedded YouTube videos
Contrary to the original and unchangeable iframe embedded YouTube videos this add-on allows you to creatively change the look of all the videos your users embed into the posts. It can be done easily with CSS.
4) Embedded microdata for Google to show the video in search results
There is a specific microdata scheme for "videoObject" which this add-on adds to your page, which Google can use to display the video thumbnail next to the search-result.
YouTube Integration Essentials is triggered by the standard XenForo YouTube BB media code and replaces it with the correct performance-optimized code. If a visitor clicks the play-button, YouTube Integration Essentials seamlessly initiates YouTube's new embedded player. This means that, if you ever decide to uninstall this add-on, your YouTube media codes will continue to work (but without the optimization of this add-on).
The YouTube embeds are responsive and fully support Xenforo's responsive design. The add-on is fully phrased and can be translated as you like.
Options for this add-on include the selection of the player size from 8 presets, the player position within the forum message, whether you also want to show links to play the video directly at YouTube, to show the video title in the thumbnail, to embed microdata of the video, to show a high quality thumbnail and to force all YouTube videos as audio only. Also you may opt to continue to use the old YouTube video embed style which was used by YouTube until summer 2015.
This add-on will only work with YouTube embeds in threads and conversations. All other locations will show standard non-optimized YouTube embeds.
Code Quality Guarantee:
We guarantee that our add-ons are coded very carefully and thoughtfully by professional PHP, JS & MySQL programmers. The code is robust and written with performance and reliability in mind. It has been tested extensivly before being released and can be used even at large forum installations.
We also guarantee that our add-on does NOT use and does NOT include any callbacks. It does not ever transfer any of your data to a foreign server!
This add-on is compatible with Xenforo 1.2.x (tested with XenForo 1.2.5) and XenForo 1.3.x (tested with XenForo 1.3.2), XenForo 1.4.x (tested with XenForo 1.4.10) and XenForo 1.5.x (tested with XenForo 1.5.0). Sorry, this add-on cannot be installed at Xenforo 1.1.x or lower.
Detailed Installation / Upgrade Intructions can be found at our support site. We recommend reading it.
Available Options for admin from Xenforo ACP:
In ACP under "Home > Options > [WMTech] - YouTube Integration Essentials" you'll find:
- A field to specify your Google Developer Key for Youtube projects
- 9 size presets for the embedded YouTube
- 2 position presets to place the YouTube within the posts
- Whether you want to continue to use the old YouTube embed style or not
- 3 "Show Links" presets to show links for playing the video at YouTube
- Whether you want to show the title of the video in the thumbnail or not
- Whether you want hidden video microdata included into the html or not
- Whether you want to show high quality thumbnails (retina friendly) or not
- Whether you want to force ALL YouTube videos as audio only
Branding/Copyright Notice Removal:
This add-on features a small copyright notice in the footer of your web site. If you would like to remove the copyright, please purchase a Branding Removal License from us for a small fee.
Our add-ons are fully phrased and can be translated into any language. If you translate our add-on into a foreign language, we kindly ask you to release this translation to the public at XenForo.com or at our site wmtech.net. To make it easier for potential translators, you can find the original english language xml file of this add-on for download >>HERE<<. Please note, that all content of the language file is copyright protected and owned by us. Do not use it in your own projects without asking us before!
This is a WMTech XenForo addon. There has been a lot of care and work done to code it with focus at you, our valued customer. Paying for it respects our work done and enables us to code even more quality software for you. Please respect and protect our intelectual property and DO NOT forward it to any third parties (not even your external developers). We have included digital "fingerprints" into the files of each single package, so we may be able to track a reported abuse of our license back to the licensee. Please help us to fight against piracy and contact us, if you get any knowledge about pirated software or the illegal use or provision of this software.
This add-on (like all of our add-ons) features a license check url which we use to check your site for using a valid license. Licenses for our add-ons are valid only if this check feature works like intended. See our description of the license check process in the License Check Information document at our web site.