VideoShowcase

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'''Series:''' [[DisplayBuddy]]
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'''Release date:''' October 19, 2010
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[[File:Vidshowcase300.png|Vidshowcase300.png|300px|link=|right]]
==Description==
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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.
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==Features==
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Video Showcase 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.
* Automatically retrieves the video's thumbnail image from the source site
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* Set custom image as videos thumbnail image
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* Media library integration
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* Displays videos in thickbox
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* 5 thickbox styles
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* randomized display
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* easy to reorder videos
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* Multiple groups
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* widget compatible
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* Shortcode generator
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* supports Youtube and Vimeo
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* Tooltip help on forms
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* Automatic upgrades.
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==3 Step Process==
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{{#ev:youtube|FZXSR-0WPkQ|400|right}}
Step 1. Create a Group
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To create a Group set the name, thumbnail width, and thumbnail height.
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[[File:Create_group.png‎]]
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Step 2. Add videos to the groups
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<div class="exchange-home-list">
To add a video set the title and paste in the videos source site URL.
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==VideoShowcase Basics== __NOEDITSECTION__
[[File:Add_video.png‎]]
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*[[Creating_a_Group|Creating a Group]]
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*[[Adding_Videos_to_the_Groups|Adding Videos to the Groups]]
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*[[Displaying_VideoShowcase_on_Your_Site|Displaying VideoShowcase on Your Site]]
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</div>
  
Example of what to put in the "video UrL" are outlined in red in the images below:
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<div class="exchange-home-list">
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==Customize VideoShowcase== __NOEDITSECTION__
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*[http://ithemes.com/codex/page/Extra_Customizations Official policy and details on any Extra Customizations]
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*[[Force_VideoShowcase_to_Appear_OVER/ON-TOP_of_Flash|Force VideoShowcase to Appear OVER/ON-TOP of Flash]]
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*[[Change_Default_Video_Size|Change Default Video Size]]
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*[[Hide_Video_Thumbnails|Hide Video Thumbnails]]
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</div>
  
[[File:Youtube_sourc.png]]
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<div class="exchange-home-list">
[[File:Vimeo_source.png]]
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==Additional Resources== __NOEDITSECTION__
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*[http://ithemes.com/purchase/backupbuddy/ Purchase BackupBuddy]
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*[http://ithemes.com/tutorials/ iThemes Tutorials]
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*[http://ithemes.com/ iThemes.com]
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*[http://ithemes.com/forum/ Support Forums]
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</div>
  
 
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Step 3. Display the groups on your site using widgets or shortcode.
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[[File:widget_display.png]]
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==Additional Resources==
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# [http://pluginbuddy.com/free-wordpress-plugins/ Free Plugins by PluginBuddy]
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# [http://pluginbuddy.com/tutorials/ PluginBuddy Tutorials]
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# [http://pluginbuddy.com/ PluginBuddy.com]
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# [http://pluginbuddy.com/support/ Support Forums]
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Latest revision as of 16:31, July 19, 2013


Vidshowcase300.png

Video Showcase 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.



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