Showing posts with label YouTube. Show all posts
Showing posts with label YouTube. Show all posts

Monday, 6 October 2014

Using PHP to get YouTube Channel feed into Twitter Bootstrap thumbnails

I've been working on a Twitter Bootstrap site. The client created a YouTube channel and wanted the feed coming into the site. Some of the videos added are uploaded by the users, some come from subscriptions. There is a nice class called thumbnail in Twitter Bootstrap for such things, so I thought I'd use that. I'm happiest getting external data using PHP. Here's how it's done.
Replace the word 'Google' with the name of your channel.
$url = '';
$json = file_get_contents($url);
$data = json_decode($json);
$items = $data->data->items;
foreach($items as $child)
echo '<a href="'.$child->player->default.'" class="thumbnail">';
echo '<h4>'.$child->title.'</h4>';
echo '<img src="'.$child->thumbnail->sqDefault.'" alt="'.$child->title.'" />';
echo '<footer>'.date("jS F Y",strtotime($child->updated)).'</footer>';
echo '</a>';