This old fart is happy to keep on bopping to new music such as the Brownswood (Merci Gilles) backed Swindle, here with Kojey Radical;
Live version of a great new song by a new (super-)band by one not-so-new (Conor Oberst) and (given her age) one newish artist (Phoebe Bridgers). Somewhat reminds me of the alternative rock-scene of the nineties (Hole, Throwing Muses and whatnot) and that is a good thing!
It took a lot of time for WP YouTube Lyte to get there, but we finally got to 20 000 active installs, and to celebrate that occasion I release a long overdue update (1.7.6), with the following improvements;
- extra parameters for shortcode (start, showinfo, stepsize and hqthumb).
- also turn youtube-nocookie.com iframes into LYTE’s as proposed by Maxim.
- also remove cached thumbnails when clearing cache.
- also set image in noscript tag to local hosted thumbnail if that option is active.
And in case you’re wonder, this how a LYTE video looks like;
(Thom Yorke, Unmade from his Susperia soundtrack, live. I have been looking for something more upbeat in my YouTube favorites playlist, but this ultimately is what I want to share now. Sorry if.)
WP YouTube Lyte users might have received the following mail from Google/ YouTube:
This is to inform you that we noticed your project(s) has not accessed or used the YouTube Data API Service in the past 60 days.
Please note, if your project(s) remains inactive for another 30 days from the date of this email (November 9, 2018), we will disable your project’s access to, or use of, the YouTube API Data Service. As per Section III(D)(4) of the YouTube API Services Developer Policies (link), YouTube has the right to disable your access to, and use of, the YouTube Data API Service if your project has been inactive for 90 consecutive days.
The reason for this is that LYTE caches the responses from YouTube to ensure optimal performance. You can check your API usage at https://console.developers.google.com/apis/dashboard. In my case it actually was not inactive although not very active either;
To make sure my API access would not get disabled I ticked the “Empty WP YouTube Lyte’s cache” checkbox in LYTE’s settings, saved changes to force LYTE to re-request the data from the YT API when pages/ posts with LYTE’s being requested again. The result:
I do have a non-neglectable number of videos on this little blog already, but here’s one more for a rainy Saturday-afternoon;
So I forgot to post my customary love-declaration for the month of September, which is as I’m sure everyone will agree the most beautiful month in the world. But when looking outside it still feels very much like September and maybe I was just waiting for Chilly Gonzales to release this beautiful Septemberish tune, which he did last week;