YouTube is a video sharing and streaming service where you can watch, like, comment, share, and upload videos. It is an easy-to-use, powerful video hosting platform that acts as a comprehensive solution for your video needs. Some of its features include video playback, live streaming, “Super Chat,” and last but not least, monetization.
YouTube Integration Overview
Contentstack’s Experience Extensions offer a variety of ways to integrate third-party applications, such as YouTube, directly into your headless CMS. You can simplify processes, like fetching and adding videos to your site, without the inconvenience of leaving your CMS.
Using a Contentstack Custom Field, you can embed and display information of any YouTube channel directly into the CMS environment by just providing a channel ID. This field displays a series of videos that are part of the provided channel from which users can easily select and insert YouTube videos into their CMS content. This saves the content managers' time and eliminates the potential errors caused by manual data insertion.
Step-By-Step: How to Integrate YouTube with Your CMS
To integrate your content management system with Brightcove, follow these steps:
Create a YouTube Custom FieldCreate and configure a YouTube Custom Field. You can define exactly how the integration will work, what YouTube account it should work with and what information should be linked to Contentstack. Typically, a developer will perform this step. Check the documentation for step-by-step instructions.
Add the YouTube Custom FieldAdd a Custom Field to your Content Type and select YouTube as the Extension.
Test YouTube Custom Field in Your Entries
You should be able to see the YouTube Custom Field on a content entry page. Try it by selecting a linked YouTube video and publishing it to staging to ensure the setup works correctly.