How to Get a YouTube Channel’s RSS Feed

Well, I was trying add the PBS Space Time YouTube channel’s RSS feed to my reader like I’ve done with other channels in the past; however, the browser was never detecting the feed and it has seemed problematic with YouTube for sometime. Actually, when I examined the source code, I could not find any reference to a feed for the browser to detect.  So, here’s what I did.

I found a working feed which had a URL like:

https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=(channel-id)

I then replaced (channel-id) with the one for PBS Space Time which happens to be UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g so the complete URL would be:

https://www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g

You can find the channel id by looking at the address bar in your browser when looking a the channel’s home. Example:

PBS Space Time channel ID in the browser's address bar.It worked! Hope this helps someone. :)

Blog Updated to WordPress v4.5

Just a quick post to mention I updated my blog to WordPress v4.5. As always, I backed up the files and database before applying the update. This also serves as a test post to make sure everything still works. The Twenty Twelve theme which I use was updated but no changes were made that affected my child theme. I used WinDiff to compare the current and backed up theme directories and none of the updated files affected me. :)