We’re here to help if you have any questions (hi@rivyt.com), but here are some of the most frequent questions we have so far by other Rivyt users.

Where do I find my YouTube channel ID?

YouTube channel ID’s are the best way to create a RIVYT site.

  1. Browse to your channel page by clicking My Channel on YouTube (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1aVmkSKqLX0kf3AhEFp-uQ).
  2. Your channel ID is always the last part of the URL after https://www.youtube.com/channel/. In this example, the channel ID would be UC1aVmkSKqLX0kf3AhEFp-uQ.

Where do I find my YouTube user ID?

RIVYT is compatible with older YouTube accounts as well, using the YouTube user ID.

  1. Browse to your channel page by clicking My Channel on YouTube. After the page loads, click your name under your avatar and channel cover image.
  2. Your user ID is always the last part of the URL after https://www.youtube.com/user/. For example, if your user URL is https://www.youtube.com/user/someuser, your user ID would be someuser.

How do I use a custom domain name with RIVYT?

RIVYT is compatible with custom domains (e.g. yoursite.com). If you don’t already have a custom domain name, we recommend Hover.com for domain registration.

  1. Purchase a custom domain from a service like Hover.com.
  2. Within your domain service provider, navigate to the settings page for the domain you want to use with RIVYT.
  3. Add a new "A Record" for your domain.
  4. In the "HOSTNAME" field, type @.
  5. In the "IP ADDRESS" field, type 205.196.209.153.
  6. Save changes (may take up to 48 hours).
  7. Go to your RIVYT panel and click SETTINGS.
  8. Under the Custom Domain field, type your domain (e.g. yourname.com) and click UPDATE.
  9. Once your domain has propagated, your RIVYT site will be accessible using your custom domain.