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Hey guys,

I'd like to have a block on my forum in the side column that shows a feed from my YouTube channel - similar to a Facebook or Twitter feed.

Just a small block like the member statistics type of block that can be added to the front look of the forum.

Is there anything like this?

Thanks for any help you can offer.


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Got Pages?

  • Create a custom block, with Manual PHP as the content editor type
  • Locate your channel ID
  • Add the following code to the block:
$rss = simplexml_load_file('https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=YOURCHANNELID');
echo '<h1>'. $rss->title . '</h1>';
foreach ($rss->entry as $item) {
	echo '<a href="'.$item->link['href'].'">'.$item->title.'</a><br>';
  • Save the block
  • Drag the custom block in to position

You now have the basics in place and can go from there.

Not got Pages? Use this plugin instead:


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The following will give you the basics for the items you requested here (obviously, replace the channel id I'm using in the code):

$rss = simplexml_load_file('https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UCoxg3Kml41wE3IPq-PC-LQw');
echo '<h1>'. $rss->title . '</h1>';
$count = 1;
foreach ($rss->entry as $item) {
	if($count <= 5) {
		$videoid = str_replace('yt:video:','',$item->id);
		echo '<a href="'.$item->link['href'].'"><img src="https://i1.ytimg.com/vi/'.$videoid.'/2.jpg"></a><br>';
   } else {
echo '<a href="http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoxg3Kml41wE3IPq-PC-LQw?sub_confirmation=1">Subscribe<a>';



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