Channel shortcode embed error message: "Requests from referer <empty> are blocked"

Embedding a channel via shortcode results in an error message: “Requests from referer empty are blocked.”


Hi @anselm1611, thank you for reaching out. For this error, we recommend the following steps:

  1. Log in to the Google Developer’s Console
  2. Click the “Credentials” tab on the left navigation bar
  3. Under “API keys”, select the key you’re currently using with TubePress
  4. Under “Application restrictions”, ensure that “None” is selected
  5. Under “API restrictions”, ensure that “Don’t restrict” is selected
  6. Clear the system cache by visiting

Please let us know how this works for you or if we can be of further assistance; thanks!

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