Embed YouTube Videos in ZOO and K2 with OSYouTube for Joomla

Embed YouTube Videos in ZOO and K2 with OSYouTube for Joomla

ZOO and K2 are popular Content Construction Kits for Joomla. Out of the box, both extensions are ready to use features such as social sharing, comments, custom fields management and more.

OSYouTube by Joomlashack makes embedding YouTube videos in Joomla easy even to beginners.

In this post, I'll show you how to easily embed YouTube videos in ZOO and K2 items.


Step #1. Download and Install OSYouTube

  • Download OSYouTube from this page.
  • Read the official documentation to know how to install and set up the plugin. The free version is enough for this tutorial, however, we recommend you the Pro version if you want more control over the video player.

Step #2. Adding YouTube videos to ZOO items

Create or edit a new item:

  1. Components
  2. ZOO
  3. Your app, such as "Blog"
  4. Your item

YouTube Videos in ZOO and K2 for Joomla

  • Paste the URL of the youtube video inside the text area:

YouTube Videos in ZOO and K2 for Joomla

  • Save and close.
  • Check the item in front-end to see the end result:

YouTube Videos in ZOO and K2 for Joomla

Step #3. Add YouTube videos to K2 items

  • Go to Components
  • K2
  • Your item
  • Paste the URL of the Youtube video in the content area:

YouTube Videos in ZOO and K2 for Joomla

  • Save when you're done.
  • The video embed is visible once you visit the K2 item in the front-end:

YouTube Videos in ZOO and K2 for Joomla

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