YouTube Live Embed WordPress Plugin

This plugin has been used by a couple of clients who needed a lightweight plugin that notifies visitors to their site when they are live streaming on YouTube. The plugin periodically queries the YouTube API to check if your channel is live streaming. If a live stream is detected, a notification is displayed which can be used to direct visitors to a specific page on your site (or any URL) to watch. A shortcode can be used on any page of your site to display the video. The plugin uses JavaScript to automatically update the page when your live video is detected. All API queries are done server side so your API credentials are not leaked and a reliable connection can be made.

This plugin is completely free to use and modify for your needs. Donations are greatly appreciated. You can download the plugin directly or view the repository on GitLab.

Customization and Added Features

If you like the plugin but would like some additional features, feel free to contact me about getting them added.

Tea & Gift Shoppe

After deciding to quickly move most of their focus to online sales, this project required a quick turn around. A webiste was produced using a simple, warm, elegant design for the new online shop with a fully featured payment gateway and options for shipping as well as local delivery.

TeaNGiftShoppe.com

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HTTPS makes sure that the information being sent between the user and the website are encrypted and safely sent so no one else can steal that information while it is being sent. If your website takes payments, you need to be sure it is PCI compliant. One requirement for your site to be PCI compliant is an SSL certificate. It used to be that SSL certificates were expensive. But thanks to Let’s Encrypt, that has all changed.

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