I am using WordPress, and a theme called DeTube. Is kind of a YouTube clone, and I use this website to upload mainly videos from YouTube.

Is there anyway to fetch videos and populate all the required fields, name, url, tags, using a plug in. Is there any other method to do this.

Like for example fetching a particular video just by adding it's url?

Edit I found this great plugin called External Videos, it does exactly what i want, but is not interrogated with the theme I am working on, it just fetches the videos and post them as regular posts.

I guess if there is no ready solution, i will have to do the coding by my-self.

  • Plugin recommendations are off topic per the faq. – s_ha_dum May 5 '13 at 15:36
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    Please always show what you've already tried - that's prerequisite to asking a question as it would else be a "do this job for me"-question. – kaiser May 5 '13 at 15:56
  • Sorry did not know, I could not ask about plugins. Is there any place to ask about plugin suggestions here is stackoverflow ? – Daiman Loks May 5 '13 at 16:04
  • Asking for suggestions is mostly not welcome in Stack Exchange. If you want to build a custom solution, research here and in Stack Overflow. I've written a couple of things about this and most of what I know I've learned researching the Stack. – brasofilo May 5 '13 at 16:06
  • Ok Thank you for the information, I will have that in mind from now on... – Daiman Loks May 5 '13 at 16:08

Without recommending a plugin, I would suggest looking at a service like IFTTT which allows you to chain API's together.

From the website:

IFTTT is a service that lets you create powerful connections with one simple statement 'if this then that'.

Channels are the basic building blocks of IFTTT. Each Channel has its own Triggers and Actions. Some example Channels are: Facebook, Wordpress, Twitter, RSS, GMail, YouTube.

The this part of a Recipe is a Trigger. Some example Triggers are “I’m tagged in a photo on Facebook” or “I check in on Foursquare.”

The that part of a Recipe is an Action. Some example Actions are “send me a text message” or “create a status message on Facebook.” Pieces of data from a Trigger are called Ingredients. For example, the Ingredients of an Email Trigger could be: subject, body, attachment, received date, and the sender’s address.

Recipies can be found here.

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    What is IFTTT? Can you please provide a link and a summary? So we don't have to google for it and potentially finding something else... – brasofilo May 5 '13 at 16:03

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