YouTube generator

This dynamic slide generator is available in the PRO version only.


Google changes its design and API creation process every couple of month, so it might won't be exactly the same, as in this documentation, but the process will be very similar.

Step 1

Go to this page:

Step 2

Click on Create an empty project

Step 3

Give a Name to your project, select a Location and click on Create.

Step 4

When it is created, you will be redirected to its page, but if you wouldn't, just select your API from top

Step 5

You might will be automatically redirected to your API, but if you wouldn't, press Go to API's overview.

Step 6


You might will already be on the API page, but if you wouldn't, press Go to APIs overview.

Step 7

Look for the YouTube Data API then select it.

Click on Enable API

Step 8

Go back to your API, click on Credentials and select Create credentials. Select OAuth 2.0 client ID

Step 9

Click on Configure consent screen.

Step 10

Enter the Application name, set the Authorized Domains (you'll need to hit enter here!). Then Click Save. You'll be taken back to the Create OAuth client ID screen.

Step 11

Choose Web application, write your website's address under the Authorized JavaScript origins, and paste the Callback url (see next step) under the Authorized redirect URIs, and click on Create

Step 12

Go to the Smart Slider's back-end, Global Settings → YouTube generator, and copy the Callback url into the previous step's Authorized redirect URIs.

Step 13

Copy the client ID and secret

Step 14

Go to the Smart Slider's back-end, Global Settings → YouTube generator, paste them there, and click on Request token. (Make sure that you don't have any empty space characters in the end or beginning of them.)

Some browsers block popups. If nothing happens when you click on the Request token button, make sure that the popups are enabled in your browser.

Step 15

Allow your API to get access to your YouTube account.

Step 16

You will receive a Token, and you should save the settings.

Step 17

Now the api is done, and you can create a new slider, or use an existing one.

Step 18

Choose to give dynamic slides to your slider.

Step 19

Pick one of the YouTube generators.

Step 20

Set up your generator, choose the settings you think you want, change the number of slides to how many do you want to be in your slider, change the cache expiration to the time you want your slider to look for new data, and if you want to, you can check, what will be on your slides in the record viewer.

Step 21

Now you can start working on how your slides will look with the datas of the first slide. You can put down layers, and use the VARIABLE signs to put that data inside them, what you want there to be.

If something is not clear, check out how the dynamic slide generators work.


By search
  • Search term - The word you would like to search for in the videos. 
By playlist
  • Playlist - Choose one from your playlists from where you want to show the videos.


By search, By playlist
  • video_id - The id of the video.
  • video_url - The url of the video.
  • title - The title of the video.
  • description - The description of the video.
  • thumbnail - The default size thumbnail image of the video.
  • thumbnail_medium - The medium size thumbnail image of the video.
  • thumbnail_high - The high size thumbnail image of the video.
  • channel_title - The title of the the video's channel.
  • channel_url - The url of the the video's channel.