PHP Settings

Enable "allow_url_fopen" and "allow_url_include" in "php.ini" file to let Youtube Gallery request thumbnails, titles, descriptions, playlists etc.

If you have shared hosting you may create a file named "php.ini" with lines below and upload it to site root and administrator folders.



Refresh Video Lists and clear Joomla cache.

Tip: It may help if you increase timeouts:
max_execution_time = 120 ; Maximum execution time of each script, in seconds
max_input_time = 120 ; Maximum amount of time each script may spend parsing request data

Youtube API

Since April 2015 Youtube requires that you have your own API Key.

Visit this page: click on Create Project button.

Below is the step by step image guide:

If this won't work try to leave IP field blank.

Refresh Video Lists and clear Joomla cache.

Additional Requirements

Install cURL more info here.

Install DOM library, if it is missing.


You may delete these php.ini files when all videos and it's titles are fetched.


Youtube Gallery may use ajax to request data from youtube servers, no need to change security settings on your server.

There is an option in Settings called "How to get Video information:" set it to Javascript/Manual

Then on Video List page click on number of videos found (right side) and there, on next page, should be "Update" link click on it.

As about Playlists - same as above but you will have to refresh Video List after that, and click update on each video found. is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Joomla! Project or Open Source Matters.
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