Video Sliders

Adding Video Sliders on the home page is a great way to showcase new and popular videos on your platform. There are two different types of video sliders available: Dynamic and Manual. A slider can display up to four video thumbnails at a time. When there are more than four videos assigned to a slider, viewers can click the left and right arrows to browse the display of videos.

Manual Video Slider:  Choose the videos that appear in this slider.

Dynamic Video Slider: Display all videos in the library or only videos that have been assigned to a category of your choosing. If you have the Essentials/Professional/Enterprise Plan, the dynamic video slider can also display videos assigned to an attribute.

With the Sharing Plan, you can only display video sliders on the home page of your platform.

When you first created your video platform, a dynamic slider was automatically created and published for you. To edit this slider or to add more video sliders, see the following topics.


Editing a Video Slider

First, follow the instructions in Accessing Widgets, then follow the instructions below.

  1. Click Video Sliders in the Widgets submenu.
  2. Find the video slider that you want to edit and click Edit configuration.


Adding a Manual Slider

First, follow the instructions in Accessing Widgets, then follow the instructions below.

  1. Click Video Sliders in the Widgets submenu.
    With the Broadcaster or Enterprise Plan, if you’re configuring a video slider in a Featured Videos Sub-Page template, there are two positions where you can add video sliders, i.e., above and/or below the Ads Carousel.
  2. Click Add Video Slider.
  3. Click Dynamic Slider.
    Ensure you select the correct slider as you won’t be able to change the type of slider after you have made a selection.
  4. Enter a name for the slider. (The name appears above the slider when it’s displayed on your platform.)
  5. Choose the order of the slider in the Slider Sort Order drop-down.
  6. In the Content Sort Order drop-down, select one of the following:
    • Select Newest to sort the content by date.
    • Select Manual to choose the order of the content.
    • Select Library Order to sort the content by the order defined in the library.
  7. Select the Enabled checkbox if you want the slider to display on the page.
  8. Click Save.
    The manual slider has been created. Now you can assign content to it.
  9. In the Video field, start typing the name of the video or live video that you want to add. After typing the first three letters, a list of suggested items appears.
  10. Select the desired item and then click Add.
    You can only add one item at a time.
  11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 above until you’ve added all the items that you want.

Your changes are automatically saved and you can navigate away from this screen.


Sorting Content in a Manual Slider

After creating a manual slider, you can choose the order in which content appears in the slider, if you had selected Manual in Content Sort Order (see Step 6 from Adding a Manual Slider).

  1. Click Empty.
  2. Enter the sort order in the field and press the button.

Your changes are saved.


Deleting Content from a Manual Slider

You can remove any content that you no longer want to appear in a manual slider.

Find the content that you want delete and click its Delete button.

The video has now removed from your manual slider.


Adding a Dynamic Slider

First, follow the instructions in Accessing Widgets, then follow the instructions below.

  1. Click Video Sliders in the Widgets submenu.
    With the Enterprise Plan, if you’re configuring a video slider in a Featured Videos Sub-Page template, there are two positions where you can add video sliders, i.e., above and/or below the ads carousel.
  2. Click Add Video Slider.
  3. Click Dynamicl Slider.
    You will not be able to change the type of slider after you have selected it.
  4. Enter a name for the slider. (The name appears above the slider when it’s displayed on your platform.)
  5. Choose the order of the slider in the Slider Sort Order drop-down.
  6. In the Content Sort Order drop-down, select one of the following:
    • Select Newest to sort the content by date.
    • Select Library Order to sort the content by the order defined in the library.
  7. Select the Enabled checkbox if you want the slider to display on the page.
  8. Choose a category in the Category Source drop-down. If you don’t select a category, then the slider will display all library content.
  9. Click Save.
    The dynamic slider has been created. If you have the Broadcaster or Enterprise Plan, there are extra configuration options that you can edit. See the next topic.

Configuring a Dynamic Slider

Plan Availability

Starter
Essentials
Professional
Enterprise

After you’ve created a dynamic slider, you can apply additional filters to control what content appears in the slider.

  1. Click Video Sliders in the Widgets submenu.
  2. Find the dynamic slider that you want to configure and click Edit configuration.
  3. This step is only applicable if your platform has more than one channel. In the Channel Source drop-down, choose the channel containing the library content that you want to display in the slider.
  4. Choose an attribute in the Filters drop-down. If you don’t select an attribute, then the slider will display all library content.
  5. OPTIONAL: Choose a page from the “View More” page drop-down. If you make a selection here, a “View More” button will be added to your dynamic slider. When viewers click the button, they’ll be directed to the page that you’ve selected from the drop-down. See below for an example of how the “View More” button appears on the front end. (If you don’t select a page in the drop-down, your dynamic slider will not display a “View More” button.)
  6. Click Save.

Positioning Video Sliders on a Page

If you’ve created multiple video sliders for a page, you can easily change the order in which they appear on that page.

First, follow the instructions in Accessing Widgets, then follow the instructions below.

  1. Click Video Sliders in the Widgets submenu.
  2. Drag-and-drop a widget to the desired location.

Your changes are automatically saved.