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YouTube Videos

Category: Phoca Gallery Component
In Phoca Gallery YouTube videos can be imported (since version 3.1) and displayed (since version 1.8.8). Since version 4.2.0 you need to create YouTube API key (which is needed for import)

YouTube API key

See the following video how to obtain YouTube API key. When you get the API key, go to Phoca Gallery administration - into Options (tab General Settings) and paste this API key here. Save the options.

Go to Joomla! administration - Components - Phoca Gallery - Images - [New | Edit] button. Now you are in Phoca Gallery [New | Edit]. There are different ways how to paste YouTube video:


1) Paste the whole YouTube code into Video Code (YouTube) parameter. This allows customizing the output.


<object width="425" height="355">
	<param name="movie"
	<param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param>
	<embed src="
type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent"
width="425" height="355"></embed>


It is recommended to use new methods like iframe to embed a video:

<iframe type="text/html" width="700" height="500"


For more detailed information, see YouTube Embedded Players and Player Parameters guide.


2) Or paste URL to the YouTube video in long version:


3) Or paste URL to the YouTube video in short version:


4) Or click on YouTube button and import all information from YouTube: Title, Description, Thumbnail. Paste it to the image edit and save.


 Phoca Gallery YouTube Button


Phoca Gallery YouTube Import



Phoca Gallery - paste imported data from YouTube

Before clicking on YouTube button, select category of the image (to store thumbnails to right folder)


This way title, description, YouTube link and filename will be imported. If you don't want to import data from YouTube, don't forget to add an image into a Filename input form field. Thumbnails cannot be created from Youtube video, so you have to add an image to create a medium thumbnail which will be displayed in the thumbnail image list view (in category view).


Uploading (Adding) YouTube videos in frontend

YouTube videos can be added in Phoca Gallery frontend:

  • in UCP
  • in Category View

 Just enable possibility of frontend adding of YouTube videos in Phoca Gallery Options.

Phoca Gallery - YouTube Frontend Upload


YouTube videos can be displayed in detail window only with these detail methods: Standard Popup Window, Modal Box (iframe), Highslide JS (iframe), boxplus (iframe), No Popup. See the explanation on this site: Phoca Gallery General Advices (8)



See: Phoca Gallery - YouTube gallery demo site.

See: Phoca Gallery and YouTube demo site.


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