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

You can download the Videos Extension Plugin from:

  1. You can download this extension directly off our website at – https://www.lsdev.biz/product/lsx-videos/

Install

  • 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”

General Videos 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.

Here you can set your video archive placeholder options:

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

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.
  • Scroll down to the custom video options described below.
  • Once these have been completed, save your video.

Video Details

Featured – Check the “featured” box if you would like this video to display in featured widget zones.

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.

Video Uploader Details

Enter in the desired details for the video provider/uploader.

  • First Name   
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Country of Residence

LSX Video Widgets

There are three new widgets added by the LSX Videos Extension:

  1. LSX Videos – Categories
  2. LSX Videos – List/Grid
  3. LSX Videos – Most Recent

LSX Videos –  Categories

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.

LSX Videos – List/Grid

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.

Category – Specify a video category to display

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 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)

LSX Videos – Most Recent

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).

Videos Archive Page

To view your video archive page, please visit www.yoursiteurl.com/videos/

All category archive pages will be created with this archive page as a parent archive.