How to Use Workbox's WordPress Video Gallery Plugin


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A quick overview and guide to Workbox's popular WordPress video gallery plugin. This plugin allows you to create a gallery of video thumbnails on a page or post, as well as create a shortcode. Works with Vimeo, Wistia & YouTube. Simple but powerful!
- How to download and install the WordPress video gallery plugin.
- Quick guide to getting started with the plugin.

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  • Elana, there is likely a js conflict with another plugin. if you need assistance, please provide temporary access into admin panel. thanks. you can email support @ workbox with details.
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How to Use Workbox's WordPress Video Gallery Plugin

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  2. 2. Installing Workbox Video Plugin • Option 1: install from WordPress Admin Panel • Step 1: go to Admin Panel, select Plugins -> Add new • Step 2: search for our plugin. Enter something like “workbox” or “video plugin workbox” • Click install! 2
  3. 3. • Option 2: install by downloading from WordPress site • Step 1: go to vimeo-youtube-plugin/ • Step 2: Click download. Download the plugin and unzip it. Then upload to FTP into /plugins/ directory • In the admin panel go to Activate the plugin. Installing Workbox Video Plugin 3
  4. 4. • Regardless of the method of installation, activate the plugin by going to Plugins -> Installed plugins Activating the Plugin 4
  5. 5. The plugin menu in the WordPress admin panel consists of the following items: • Videos – list of uploaded videos • Galleries – list of existing galleries with ability to control settings • Options – for advanced users – control gallery html/css. • List of galleries – ability to add videos to galleries, control sort order. Plugin Menu 5
  6. 6. 1. Go to Videos - > Galleries 2. Click Add New. 1. Fill out the gallery name field 2. Select which page or post you want the gallery to show on 3. Enter some basic description text that will appear above videos 4. Do not forget to check the “is live” checkbox to be sure your gallery will appear on the page/post 5. Stack videos vertically – this controls the orientation of the video list on the page/post. See next slide for details 6. To edit an existing gallery, go to Videos -> Galleries and click the edit icon for the gallery you want to edit. Adding a Gallery 6
  7. 7. Vertical or Horizontal Orientation Horizontal layout Vertical layout 7
  8. 8. • There are 2 ways to add a video • Option 1: Go to Videos and click add new • Option 2: Go to a specific gallery and add a video there. Adding a Video 8
  9. 9. • Fill out the fields: – Video title – name of the video as you’d like it to appear next to the video on your page/post – Gallery – select the gallery you want to attach the video to. Make sure you have at least 1 gallery created before you create any videos – Video URL – copy and paste URL of your video from Youtube, Vimeo or Wistia. See screenshot. Both http and https will work – Description – add some text – Show video checkbox - ability to hide videos from galleries without deleting them from admin panel – Click publish. Adding a Video 9
  10. 10. • There are 2 ways to make a gallery appear on a post or page: 1. When creating or editing a gallery, select the page/post you want the gallery to appear in. This is the simplest method, but you can only show one gallery on a page or post. 2. Use a shortcode: paste the following shortcode into page or post: [workbox_video_YV_list gallery_name="Test Post Gallery"] where “Test Post Gallery” is the name of the gallery you want to use on the page. To add several galleries to one page or post, add several shortcodes one after another. Map Galleries to a Page/Post 10
  11. 11. • To sort videos inside a gallery, in the Admin Panel go to Videos -> [Gallery name]. Using the up and down links change the sort order in which the videos will appear on the website. Sort Videos in a Gallery 11
  12. 12. • After Workbox publishes a new version of Workbox Video Plugin, you see a notification in the Admin Panel’s dashboard. Please go to Plugins -> Installed and click update. The auto- update process will download the files and install the new version without losing any of the videos or settings. Update Plugin 12
  13. 13. To suggest a new feature, ask a question about the plugin, or submit a comment: • • • plugin/ Questions? Comments? Suggestions? 13