LSX Videos Extension

LSX Videos adds a new post type to your LSX powered website. The “Videos” post type allows you to store all of your videos, categorise them, and display them using the core LSX display options

Download

Download the LSX Videos Extension as follows:

  1. You can download this extension directly off our website at – https://www.lsdev.biz/product/lsx-videos/
  2. Backend of WordPress > Plugins > Add Plugin > Search for “LSX Videos” and install via the backend.

Installation

  • Navigate to the back-end of your wordpress website
  • Hover over the “Plugins” item on your Dashboard 
  • Select the “Add New” sub item from the dropdown menu
  • Select the “Upload Plugin” option and choose the “LSX Videos” extension file you recently downloaded from your computer files
  • Select “Install Now” 
  • Once the plugin is installed, select “Activate Plugin”

Settings

  • From your WordPress Dashboard, find the “Appearance” menu item and hover over it. 
  • A sub-menu will appear, select “Theme Options”.
  • You will land on the theme options “General” Tab.
  • In this tab you will notice a new menu item called “Video”, select this item.
  • In the Display tab you will see another option called “Videos” where you can add more customizations to your video pages.

General Settings

  • General > Standard
    • Display/hide modal
    • Display/hide Related Videos
    • Display/hide Single Videos Post Nav
    • Placeholder

Banner Options

NOTE: These options require LSX Banners to be installed and action.

  • Banner Image – Select a banner image to display on your videos archive page
  • Banner Video URL (mp4) – Paste in a mp4 format video URL to display a banner video
  • Banner title – Display title text over the banner 
  • Banner tagline – Display a tagline underneath the banner title

Search Settings

NOTE: These search options require LSX Search and FacetWP plugins to be installed and active for the settings to display.

  • General > Search
    • List with all post types activated to choose which post types we should display on the search results page
    • No search results message (HTML)
  • Display > Search
    • Enable / disable “search”
    • Columns layout
    • Enable / disable “per page”
    • Sorting
      • Enable / disable “sorting”
      • Enable / disable “title (A-Z)”
      • Enable / disable “date”
    • Enable / disable “result count”
    • Facet filters
      • Alphabetical
      • Others (populated automatically)

Content Management

Video Post Custom Fields & Taxonomies

  • Title 
  • Description
  • Excerpt 
  • Featured Image
  • Video details:
    • Featured
    • Video source
    • Youtube source
  • Video Categories
  • Video Tags

Adding a New Video

Follow these steps to add a new video:

  • From your WordPress Dashboard, find the “Videos” menu item and hover over it. 
  • A sub-menu will appear, select “Add New”.
  • You will land on the editing page for a new video.
  • Add in a title for your video.
  • Set a featured image to display as the video thumbnail on the archive page or in a widget.
  • Add a video category if needed.
  • Check the “featured” box if you would like this video to display in featured widget zones.
  • Either upload or embed a video:
    • Video source – Select the video by uploading the file. Allowed formats: MP4 (.mp4), WebM (.webm) and Ogg/Ogv (.ogg)
    • Youtube source – Add in a youtube URL to replace the original video source on front-end.
  • Once these have been completed, save your video.

Shortcode

Most Recent Video

[ lsx_videos_most_recent ]

Pulls in recent videos or items.

Parameters:

  • include => ”
  • display => ‘excerpt’
  • size      => ‘lsx-thumbnail-single’
  • featured => ‘false’

Shortcode Examples using Parameters:

  • [ lsx_videos_most_recent display=”full” ]
  • [ lsx_videos_most_recent reatured=”false” ]

List/Grid Videos

[ lsx_videos ]

Pulls in recent videos or items.

Parameters and default value:

  • columns  => 3
  • orderby   => ‘name’
  • order       => ‘ASC’
  • limit         => ‘-1’
  • ‘include   => ”
  • category => ”
  • display    => ‘excerpt’
  • size         => ‘lsx-thumbnail-single’
  • carousel  => ‘true’
  • featured  => ‘false’

Shortcode Examples using Parameters:

  • [ lsx_videos columns=”4″ orderby=”date” size=”full” ]
  • [ lsx_videos columns=”2″ carousel=”false” featured=”true” limit=”2” ]

Video Categories

[ lsx_videos_categories ]

Pulls in videos from a specific category or items.

Parameters:

  • columns  => 3
  • orderby   => ‘name’
  • order       => ‘ASC’
  • limit         => ‘-1’
  • ‘include   => ”
  • display    => ‘excerpt’
  • size         => ‘lsx-thumbnail-single’
  • carousel  => ‘true’

Shortcode Examples using Parameters:

  • [ lsx_videos_categories carousel=”false” size=”full” ]
  • [ lsx_videos_categories order=”DESC” limit=”6” ]

Widgets

There are three widgets available in the LSX Videos Extension, see the fields and options list below the subheadings:

Video Categories 

Display Options:

  • Default list/grid LSX widget

Widget Fields:

  • Title – Add a widget title.
  • Page Link – Link the widget to a specific URL.
  • Tagline – Add a tagline under the video title.
  • Button “view all” text – Change the wording for the “view all” button. Leave empty to not display the button.
  • Columns – Choose the number of columns the videos will take up.
  • Order By – Choose how to order your videos.
  • Order – Ascending or Descending.
  • Max Amount – Specify max number of videos to display.
  • Specify Video Categories by ID – Only display certain video categories by specifying them by ID here.
  • Display – Choose to display the video description or not.
  • Image size – Specify the image size.
  • Carousel –  Check if you wish to display the widget as a carousel.
  • Display – Choose to display the full content, the excerpt, or nothing
  • Image size – Specify the image size.
  • Carousel –  Check if you wish to display the widget as a carousel.
  • Featured posts  –  Check if you wish to display only videos set as “featured” (refer to the “Adding a New Video” section) 

Videos Most Recent

Display Options:

  • Display the most recent
  • Or display the most recent feature
  • Or display a specific video by ID

Widget Fields:

  • Title – Add a widget title.
  • Page Link – Link the widget to a specific URL.
  • Tagline – Add a tagline under the video title.
  • Button “view all” text – Change the wording for the “view all” button. Leave empty to not display the button.
  • Specify Video by ID – Specify a specific video you wish to display by inserting its ID.
  • Display – Choose to display the full content, the excerpt, or nothing.
  • Image size – Specify the image size.
  • Featured posts  –  Check if you wish to display only videos set as “featured” (refer to the “Adding a New Video” section).

Frontend Templates

Videos Archive Page

Video Taxonomy Archive

Single Video