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The Best Way to Add a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog to YouTube

youtubeWhile thinking about including video tutorials on this blog, I decided the best way of doing so was by using YouTube. Hence, I opened a new YouTube channel (techslingTV) but got stuck at the Blog Set up page (Settings > Blog Set up> Add Blog) when I was asked to enter my WordPress API Key. I thought the API Key was something dished out and could not remember ever getting one from

Then came along this great video I found on YouTube after doing a little search. I call it the best ever tutorial on this issue and describe it as the best way to add a self-hosted WordPress blog to YouTube because of the simple way in which it solved the problem. I won’t give much away and let you take a look yourself, especially if you have a similar problem. Let me know if you have any questions or comments afterwards otherwise hope it helps.

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  1. Joshua Pitts

    April 1, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Thanks for sharing this video! I was always wondering how to set up a blog in youtube this way. Again, thanks.
    .-= Joshua Pitts´s last blog ..Ads – When should they be Added? =-.

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    April 9, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Nice tips, that for sharing this video tutorial…

  3. Web Design and Development

    April 22, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Thank you for the topic! It’s exactly what I needed!)))

  4. lauie

    April 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I found this plugin to WordPress that makes posting videos to self hosted sites as easy as wordpress hosted blogs.

    It was done in minutes and it works great – you can see my blog to see how it works

    .-= lauie´s last blog ..graduation party food =-.

  5. Craig

    May 21, 2010 at 5:24 am

    I had the same problem setting up my wordpress blog. This video is a life saver. Thanks
    .-= Craig´s last blog ..Youtube to MP3 Converter With This Cool New Website =-.

  6. Small Business SEO

    May 23, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I didn’t have an API key in my WP profile but that’s probably because I set up my blogs through my hosting providers. Anyway, I had to set up a account to use plugins like Aksimat so my key was emailed to me. Great video though, very helpful. I will def. link my Youtube account to my blog. Thanks!

  7. Music Festivals

    June 1, 2010 at 11:13 am

    Great blog thanks for sharing, found your info very useful.
    .-= Music Festivals´s last blog ..2ManyDJs(Live) Footage =-.

  8. firepits

    June 1, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Your blog keeps getting better and better! keep it up!

  9. Free Mp3 Download

    June 9, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    thanks for sharing this video. This is a great opportunity for all of our talented artists and I hope everyone takes advantage of it.

  10. San Diego Homes Sale

    June 16, 2010 at 6:00 am

    YouTube an incredibly easy platform to use. I set up the SanDiegoLuxuryHomes site in just a few minutes. It’s a great way to feature properties and information about real estate. And as a bonus, YouTube is receiving a lot more weight by Google. Video site maps are the next big thing.

  11. Chin Implant Side

    June 24, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Thanks for the advice. The only thing that bugs me is having to buy the CSS Editor – may aswell just self host I suppose

  12. Aiping Wang

    June 29, 2010 at 5:50 am

    If you are trying to add video to a self-hosted WordPress blog there are a variety of ways that you can do it. Depending on what type of format the video is in that you are trying to add you will be able to find a plugin that will make adding it very simple to do.

  13. Thorsten

    June 30, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Great tips, that for sharing this video tutorial…

  14. Admin

    August 5, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Thanks for the comments guys.

  15. sim free samsung mobile phone

    August 18, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    I’m quite sure there are several wordpress plugins you can use instead of this method. I don’t really understand this one.

  16. Expert Seo Services

    August 26, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    thanks for great information.

  17. Kat

    September 1, 2010 at 12:50 am

    This is great! I really love those three giants on the Internet and it will be great if you can have them all at one time.

  18. Derby Web Designer

    October 17, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Ive been searching on google for this all day and finally found someone who explained how to do it… Thanks

  19. driveway cleaning hertfordshire

    October 21, 2010 at 8:45 am

    I found this plugin to wordpress that makes posting videos to self hosted sites as easy as wordpress hosted blogs.

  20. Darrell

    October 31, 2010 at 10:25 am

    You just save me time and money, now I can post videos to my WP hosted blogs. I am so greatful for you sharing this video. Thanks

    • Magento webwinkel

      March 22, 2011 at 9:58 am

      Thanks for this great video tutorial!! does anyone know if it’s possible to integrate a wordpress blog into Magento?

  21. Aaron Fuller

    December 1, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Looks like the video is set to private. I wasn’t able to check it out. I’m a bit confused with your discussion here. Do you have any other link that can clarify this one?

  22. Elton

    February 20, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Hey I just found your blog and I must admit that I’ve been reading for the last half hour. Nice blog, like it..

  23. Tom M

    April 12, 2011 at 3:51 am

    It’s a good thing that you shared this here as I myself was wondering how this is done. I also can’t remember that WP API Key thing. Thanks!

    Tom McKenna
    Owner of Computer Backpack Website

  24. Sam

    April 22, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Had the same problem as Aaron thanks for the updated link in the comments section. Very helpful post although I recommend you replace the video to one that isn’t private. Great little technique to add the blog to YouTube thanks as I had no idea you could actually do it, thanks.

  25. Jeffery Laird

    May 11, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Thanks for clearing the WP API thing cleared up. I am lucky enough that I finally can post to my own blog, but when I saw those three letters (API), I felt a bit over my head. Thanks for the useful resource.

  26. Marc Rasmussen

    August 14, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Nowadays, when everyone is turning towards Videos, it has become very crucial to seamlessly embed the videos on the blog pages. I have experienced several problems while doing so but the video you recommended was really a time-saver.

    I am also inclined towards using the plugins to do this job, if they are better for this.

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