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This is a project for adding YouTube videos to your Umbraco site. Currently it only consists of a single property editor that allows you to easily pick videos from a specific YouTube channel.

YouTube Video Picker from Channel

Currently this package consists of the Google .NET C# Library for YouTube API's along with a V7 Angular Property Editor for selecting video/s from a YouTube channel.

Using your own YouTube API key

Follow the instructions at https://developers.google.com/youtube/v3/getting-started Add the following appSetting key to your web.config file:

  <add key="YouTube-Video:ApiKey" value="<APIKEY>"/>

Settings (Prevalues)

The YouTube Video Channel picker has a few settings or prevalues as it's more commonly known:

Order By

Order the videos by:

  • Date
  • Title
  • Views
  • Ratings


Enter the usename of channel username you wish to display videos from in the picker. Press the button to validate & check the channel is correct.

Min & Max

You can enable a minimum number of items to be selected along with a maximum number of items. You can enable both values or just set a minimum or a maximum. The choice is yours.


Enable this checkbox to show debug informatiom, JSON objects & other debug information in the browser console along with the JSON object we save to Umbraco is shown.

Package File Contents

DLLs in the Bin Folder

  • bin/System.Net.Http.Primitives.dll
  • bin/Microsoft.Threading.Tasks.dll
  • bin/Microsoft.Threading.Tasks.Extensions.dll
  • bin/Google.Apis.Auth.dll
  • bin/Google.Apis.Auth.PlatformServices.dll
  • bin/Google.Apis.Core.dll
  • bin/Google.Apis.Core.pdb
  • bin/Google.Apis.dll
  • bin/Google.Apis.pdb
  • bin/Google.Apis.PlatformServices.dll
  • bin/Google.Apis.YouTube.v3.dll
  • bin/Google.Apis.YouTube.v3.pdb
  • bin/YouTube.Umbraco.dll
  • bin/YouTube.Umbraco.pdb

Package Files

  • App_Plugins/YouTube/package.manifest
  • App_Plugins/YouTube/css/YouTube.css
  • App_Plugins/YouTube/js/YouTube.js
  • App_Plugins/YouTube/views/preValues/YouTube.ChannelInfo.html
  • App_Plugins/YouTube/views/preValues/YouTube.MinMax.html
  • App_Plugins/YouTube/views/preValues/YouTube.OrderBy.html
  • App_Plugins/YouTube/views/propertyEditors/YouTube.Channel.html

Use in templates

With the thanks to Jeavon Leopold he has created a property value convertor that takes our simple JSON that we save to the Umbraco DB and makes a more useful strongly typed object to work with.

@using YouTube.Models

@foreach (var typedVideo in Model.Content.GetPropertyValue<YouTube>("video"))

Or override the sort order and order by values on the video, such as view count

@foreach (var typedVideo in Model.Content.GetPropertyValue<YouTube>("video").OrderByDescending(x => x.Statistics.ViewCount))
    @typedVideo.Snippet.Title<br />
    @typedVideo.Statistics.ViewCount<br />


Many thanks to Jeavon Leopold who helped collab on this project and creating the C# PropertyValue Convertor, which enables us to turn the simple JSON object we store in Umbraco of YouTube IDs and Video Titles and turn them into a collection of strongly typed YouTube video objects, allowing you to get much more detailed info on the video.
For example such as thumbnails, view counts, likes, tags and more.

Along with doing some cool Continious Deployment with AppVeyor so if you want a bleeding edge version you can get it easily. So kudos Jeavon!

Thanks also goes to my colleague Ale & his friend for helping out with with some validation stuff for this property editor.


Package owner

Warren Buckley

Warren Buckley

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Package Compatibility

This package is compatible with the following versions as reported by community members who have downloaded this package:
Untested or doesn't work on Umbraco Cloud
Version 8.18.x (untested)

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Previously reported to work on versions: 7.5.x, 7.4.x, 7.1.x

Package Information

  • Package owner: Warren Buckley
  • Contributors: Jeavon Leopold
  • Created: 01/08/2014
  • Current version 1.0.4
  • .NET version 4.0
  • License MIT
  • Downloads on Our: 2.3K

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