This section explains how to construct a
<div> element for a subscription button. The lists below explain the element's required and optional attributes. Optional attributes let you control the button's layout and theme as well as choose whether to display the channel's subscriber count.
class– Set the value to
g-ytsubscribe. This class identifies the
<div>element as a container for a subscription button and enables YouTube to dynamically resize the embedded button as explained in the next section.
You must specify a value for one of the following two attributes:
data-channel– The name of the channel associated with the button. Sample value:
data-channelid– The channel ID associated with the button. Sample value:
UC_x5XG1OV2P6uZZ5FSM9Ttw. You can retrieve your channel ID in your YouTube account settings or by using the APIs Explorer at the end of this document. Learn more about working with channel IDs.
data-layout– The format for the button. Valid attribute values are:
default– Displays a play button icon and the word 'subscribe' in the user's language, which is selected using either the user's language setting or location.
full– Displays the channel's avatar and channel title in addition to the standard button.
data-theme– Specifies the color scheme to use for the button. Valid values are
darktheme is intended for applications that place buttons over a darker background element.
data-count– Indicates whether the button displays the number of subscribers that the channel has. The button's default behavior is to display the subscriber count. However, the count is not displayed for paid channels. Valid values are
data-onytevent– Note: This attribute has been deprecated.
Note: The Subscribe Button's
unsubscribe events have been deprecated. Similarly, the
data-ytonevent attribute, which could previously be added to the widget element to specify a listener for event notifications, has also been deprecated.
render methods, which can be used to dynamically render subscription buttons. For example, you could use these methods to render a button that is not present when the DOM
ready event fires, such as on a page that is updated with AJAX.
Renders all subscription buttons in the specified container. Use this method if the subscription button elements that you want to render already exist. For example, if your application sends an AJAX request that returns the complete
Renders the Subscribe Button within the specified container. Use this method if the element that will contain the Subscribe Button does not already exist and needs to be constructed.
Render a button with gapi.ytsubscribe.go
The example below shows the code that you would use to call the
gapi.ytsubscribe.go method to dynamically render a button when the link is clicked.
Note: The configuration tool above also uses the
go method to render a new button when you update the button options or code.
Render a button with gapi.ytsubscribe.render
The example below demonstrates how to call the
gapi.ytsubscribe.render method to dynamically render a button when the link is clicked: