Adding a YouTube Channel Feed to your Site.



Add a Custom Script Element to the page

  • Click the Click Here to insert new element link on the page where you want the Blog Feed plugin.
  • Select Miscellaneous Elements from the list of categories when the Element Gallery window appears.
  • Choose Custom Script from the list of items under Miscellaneous Elements.
  • The page will refresh to include the link, Click here to define the Custom Script element.
Customize the Custom Script Element
  • Click the Click here to define the Custom Script element link to open the Custom Script Element Window.
  • Make sure the Properties tab is selected at the top of the window.
  • Copy /www/customcf/video/youtube.cfm into the textbox under the Explicit Module header.
  • Click the Parameters tab at the top of the Custom Script Element window to customize how the widget will look.
  • Enter the variables listed below to customize your widget in the large textbox in the Parameters tab.

    Optional Variables

    • channelName=[string] The channel user name found in the channel's URL. Defaults to skidmoreCollege.The channelName is not used for a playlist.
      example: SkidmoreCollege is the user name for
    • playlistID=[string] The playlistID is found in the playlist URL. There is no default. If it is not included, the widget will default to the main skidmoreCollege channel.
      example: The bold section in the following URL is the playlist ID. You can include the PL if you are unsure.
    • videoWidth=[number] Width for the entire video widget. Defaults to 450.
    • thumbCount=[number] The number of video thumbnails below the main video. Defaults to 4.
    • align=[right|left] Push the video to the right or left of the page and have text wrap around the other side. Turned off by default.
    • marginBot=[number] Padding to be placed after the widget for spacing. Defaults to 4.

  • Once your settings are made, click Finish.
  • Publish your changes.

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