Essentials 1.5 for YOOtheme Pro - Google My Business, TikTok, YouTube & Cloudflare Stream Sources

Miljan Aleksic
14 Oct, 2021

YOOtheme Pro sources are such an elegant solution that we cannot get enough, and as per your continuous requests, it seems you cannot either! In this release, we are incorporating five new sources, enhancements to the current ones, and other cool additions. Essentials for YOOtheme Pro 1.5 is here, get ready!

New Sources

Google My Business Source

If you have a business listed in Google, chances are you have some nice reviews to show about it, and ideally offer a direct link for the viewer to post its own review. This source makes that integration straightforward as well as shows the Business Information and Media.

YouTube Source

It has been requested for a while and is finally here, a YouTube Channel and Playlist source to display public and private videos. Being part of our source workflow it's ridiculously simple to set up the source and authentication once and use it in any of your YOOtheme Pro layouts. We have started with the basics and would love to hear what other content you would like to sync from your YouTube accounts. 

Cloudflare Stream Source

You probably know about Cloudflare, but might now know about its Stream service which has been around for a while offering effortless scale and affordable pricing for live streaming and on-demand video. It supports public and private videos through Signed URLs that can be restricted with time, geolocation, and other parameters. At any point, you could delete the Signing Key and all Urls signed with it will become inaccessible, which makes it perfect for offering member exclusive content.

Our source embraces and simplifies this workflow allowing you to select the Videos and Sign their URLs within the YOOtheme Pro Builder. All you have to do is set the source, and choose the video or videos to display.

TikTok Source

It might be just a trend or here to stay, but if that is what you are into you can go one step further and integrate your TikTok videos in your site. As usual, you can use our Auth App as the middleman and get the integration done in just a few clicks or add your custom App credentials. 

Request Source

A current page Request source, technical, but useful source that we miss in the YOOtheme Pro core. It includes mapping for the URL, the request time, and other information that will help to build more powerful integrations. For example, you could render the timestamp in a Form hidden input and know when the form was requested.

Sources Updates

Hashtagged Media query for Instagram Source

A new query has been added to the Instagram Source that allows displaying media that has been hashtagged with a specified hashtag in the last 24 hours or the top hashtagged media of all times. The API is somewhat limited as per the possibilities, but still an interesting query to have in mind.

Filter & Order CSV Source Queries

The last Source update is about CSV, which we have enhanced with filter/order conditions making it possible to show more specific content. The conditions support sources on their own, so it would be possible to list Current User content only, for example.

Save to Google Sheet Action

Being able to read content from a Google Sheet is already possible with Sources, and now we are completing the workflow making it possible to submit content back too with the introduction of the Save to Google Sheet After Submit Action. Cool!

Similar to the Save to CSV action it will save the Forms Submissions data to a preset Google Sheet spreadsheet formatting the columns automatically, while also possible to specify the columns names and order manually.

User Access Rule

Finally, we are introducing a new Access Rule that validates if the current user matches the stated ID/Username. Combine it with Dynamic Sources and you have a handy new rule to compose your layouts!

What’s Next

A decade ago the ZOOlanders project was officially established as a company and since then we have been pushing forward this project guided by the joy of creating, learning, and sharing about what is our passion. We didn’t change the world, we didn’t rocket as a company, and yet we feel fulfilled every time we receive feedback about how our products are making a difference for someone out there.

We never posted any of those, but being our decaversary we thought why not! As such we have prepared a simple form where you can share some words about this journey we took together which submissions will be posted on our site.

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Great work - I for one, really appreciate your work and dedication in this space.
Btw, If there's one source I would love to see, it's HikaShop. THAT would be awesome.

Daniel Duvald
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Great update! Being a customer since nearly the beginning, I can definitively say that Zoolanders Tools have helped me definitively build my business, ( especially the tools meant for ZOO. )
I wish them a lot of good ideas and all the best for...

Great update! Being a customer since nearly the beginning, I can definitively say that Zoolanders Tools have helped me definitively build my business, ( especially the tools meant for ZOO. )
I wish them a lot of good ideas and all the best for the next 10 years :-)

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Sébastien Steffes
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Excellent news. You guys are great. I have been waiting especially for Google My Business Source. Your additions help our company and our customers. Thank you.

Kasjan Bojarowski
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+1 for Hikashop source !

Pascal Devif
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Nice but also +1 for Hikashop source !

For now we can only setup products listing with database source but it would be nice if we can do more.

For example we like to use the built in filter option from the grid element. To filter the products...

Nice but also +1 for Hikashop source !

For now we can only setup products listing with database source but it would be nice if we can do more.

For example we like to use the built in filter option from the grid element. To filter the products based on categories names.

Or pre-created hikashop sources that we can easily use in the existing elements so that we don't have to figure this out by ourselves.

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M. Dronkers
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Very nice!!!

Superix Soluções Web LTDA
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I agree on HikaShop. Since the sunsetting of ZooCart I have been scrambling to convert existing ZooCart shopping carts. Adding Hika short codes to textarea elements has sufficed thus far but a more thought out option using Zoolanders magic would...

I agree on HikaShop. Since the sunsetting of ZooCart I have been scrambling to convert existing ZooCart shopping carts. Adding Hika short codes to textarea elements has sufficed thus far but a more thought out option using Zoolanders magic would be welcome!

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Robert Clinton
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So cool update ! Happy decaversary :)
+1 for Hikashop sources !

Clacla des Bois
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