1st and second solutions are still not using code. They require to read documentation and the second also requires to use Zapier, which is a no code app for creating complex automations between services. Both Webflow and Zapier are perfect illustrations of the no code movement. This movement goes forward, the road is long, but look at how many advanced features both Webflow and Zapier released this year, it’s outstanding.
Not using code won’t necessarily means it’s goin to be magic right away. Magic will happen when an Ai understand the problem and do a complex job for you or before that, when a feature has been developed exactly for your needs. No code means doing things visually with real time output. Take After Effect as an example. Years ago, post production was purely code. Now, After Effects does the job but still requires to understand an manage — this time visually — complex hierarchies and dependencies between objects and effects, it makes my head spins often. With Webflow and Zapier, it is sometimes the same: it’s no code, it’s visual and instant, but it’s complex.
That’s how I see no code.
There is, and you’re right to think that. I’m pretty sure there are Wordpress plugins that render the use of the Youtube API accessible to anyone in no time. Someone has coded a plugin that does just that. When Webflow will have extensions, and they repeatedly said it was a priority, you’ll be able to use or buy such an extension, I’m sure. It’s around the corner I feel but not just right now.
100%. Zapier is a visual tool and it’s easy to learn to use it. Check the Webflow University to see what they have about it. https://university.webflow.com/#stq=zapier&stp=1
It’s always a solution. Just make sure you can somehow control the code that’s delivered and don’t end up being dependent on a coder too often for your site.
But I would recommend to try to learn the Zapier route. Prefer invest in someone or some courses who help you understand Webflow APi and Zapier rather than “lose” time and money on pure custom JS code.