WP YouTube Lyte 1.6.0: the one with the other API

I just released WP YouTube Lyte 1.6, featuring the following changes:

Proof the new player UI looks great;

Grizzly Bear – gun-shy [Official Music Video]

Watch this video on YouTube.

If you’re struggling to get a Google API key; there’s extensive information in the FAQ on the why, what & how. WP YouTube Lyte will automatically fall back to the old anonymous API v2 if you don’t provide a key. As API v2 will continue to work for a couple of more weeks, all will be fine. I am, in the mean time, working on a separate plugin that will automatically provide an API key for WP YouTube Lyte to use (and which in the future might offer other extra’s). You can contact me if you would be interested in test-driving that service-plugin.

12 thoughts on “WP YouTube Lyte 1.6.0: the one with the other API

  1. eric

    Hey Frank,
    I signed up for a public API key, looked to be working and a I saved the update. Then got this error:

    WP YouTube Lyte got the following error back from the YouTube API: ipRefererBlocked (Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:33:19 +0000)..

    I’ve whitelisted three IPs for my server in the Google API. Any idea what could be up? You don’t need OAUTH right?
    Thanks,
    Eric

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    1. frank Post author

      indeed oauth is not needed. did you use a server API key and not a browser one? i would try without any ip’s in the whitelist to begin with (which would enable the key for use anywhere). once you get that working, you can always try to change the ip-restrictions?

      frank

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  2. Justin Morrison

    Issues establishing Server key and inconsistent error reporting:

    Procedure:
    new Server Key Created.
    Authorization for my server IP added.

    Test Key:
    API key not OK, your key seems to be valid, but restricted to an IP-address which is not your server's.Try changing the allowed IP for your API key to include this one: 69.163.209.252
    [odd because this IP is specifically allowed]

    Removed IP Restriction
    Test Key:
    API key not OK, your key seems to be faulty, with YouTube API returning reason: accessNotConfigured

    Generated New Key
    Test Key:
    API key not OK, your key seems to have expired, please check in the Google Developer Console.
    [odd because I’m using the NEW not the obsolete key]

    Any tips would be very welcome.

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    1. frank Post author

      Evening Justin;
      I’ve seen other indications there’s some sort of caching going on at Google. Make sure you have an active key without IP-restriction and wait 15 minutes or so, chances are it’ll work at that point.

      frank

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  3. Rudra

    Hi Frank,
    After our email conversation last night, decided to try Wp Youtube Lyte… Yet again this plugin is fantastic. Tested it. Worked really great…

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  4. Geoff Miller

    Sorry, nothing I have tried is working. The whitelist is empty, I tried the IP suggested when the test failed, I have wandered through the impenetrable wasteland that is Google trying to resolve this with no luck. This is a waste of my time. I’ll be dropping the plugin until a better solution can be found. I’ll check back at some future point.

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  5. Dmitry

    Hi frank!
    Same issue: API key not OK, your key seems to be valid, but restricted to an IP-address which is not your server’s.Try changing the allowed IP for your API key to include this one: 5.101.152.66.
    5.101.152.66 in allowed IPs.

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    1. frank Post author

      remove any restriction and try again Dmitry (might take some time, there seems to be caching at YouTube’s).

      frank

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      1. Dmitry

        Thanks, frank! All seems good.

        Checking your key …
        API seems OK, you can Save Changes below now.

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