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VideoShowcase is a plugin that uses video links from [http://youtube.com Youtube] and [http://vimeo.com Vimeo] to generate thumbnail images for the videos and display those images as video embed links on the front end of your site. When a visitor clicks one of the thumbnail image links the video for that link is displayed in a styled thickbox. The different video links are stored in groups so that the different groups can be displayed through out your website by placing them in widget areas or using shortcodes.
 
VideoShowcase is a plugin that uses video links from [http://youtube.com Youtube] and [http://vimeo.com Vimeo] to generate thumbnail images for the videos and display those images as video embed links on the front end of your site. When a visitor clicks one of the thumbnail image links the video for that link is displayed in a styled thickbox. The different video links are stored in groups so that the different groups can be displayed through out your website by placing them in widget areas or using shortcodes.
  

Revision as of 10:35, October 19, 2010

Series: DisplayBuddy

Release date: October 19, 2010

Contents

Description

Vsc thickbox.png VideoShowcase is a plugin that uses video links from Youtube and Vimeo to generate thumbnail images for the videos and display those images as video embed links on the front end of your site. When a visitor clicks one of the thumbnail image links the video for that link is displayed in a styled thickbox. The different video links are stored in groups so that the different groups can be displayed through out your website by placing them in widget areas or using shortcodes.

Features

  • Automatically retrieves the video's thumbnail image from the source site
  • Set custom image as videos thumbnail image
  • Media library integration
  • Displays videos in thickbox
  • 5 thickbox styles
  • randomized display
  • easy to reorder videos
  • Multiple groups
  • widget compatible
  • Shortcode generator
  • supports Youtube and Vimeo
  • Tooltip help on forms
  • Automatic upgrades.

3 Step Process

Step 1. Create a Group To create a Group set the name, thumbnail width, and thumbnail height.


create_group.png

Step 2. Add videos to the groups To add a video set the title and paste in the videos source site URL.


add_video.png

Example of what to put in the "video UrL" are outlined in red in the images below Youtube:


youtube_source.png

Vimeo:


vimeo_source.png

Step 3. Display the groups on your site using widgets or shortcode. Add VideoShowcase to widgets in the appearance area in the dashboard.


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OR Go to the VideoShowcase settings and use the shortcode generator.


shortcode.png

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