The iOne Digital Innovation Team has just released a new video hub functionality which you may want to implement if you’d like to showcase a collection of videos.

You can find an example of this big and beautiful playback here:

MadameNoire Video Hub 2.0

First you will need to confirm with the Product Team that your site has been activated to support the Anvato Video Player and Video Hub 2.0. Please submit a Goldsupport ticket for confirmation.

The product team has either or will go through the following steps for you.

1. Under the iOne menu, activate the following modules

– iOne Anvato (allows the Anvato shortcode)

– iOne Video Hub 2.0 (updates the iOne3 video hub to use external media playlists from Anvato)

2. Under the iOne > Site Features > Anvato Tab

– Activate the general Anvato Options (click here)

– Activate the Video Hub Settings (click here)

The first step that you will undertake will be to create your playlist in Anvato.

Log into http://mcp.anvato.com/ with your Anvato username and password. Make sure you are in the correct account via the pulldown to the right. Most users will only have access to one account which will be your default.

In the lefthand menu, under Feeds select Playlists.

Click Create New Playlist.

 

You have the option of creating either a Content or Ads playlist.

Of course, you will select Content. 🙂

Name your playlist – you now have two options for populating the list. You can use Auto Create, which requires you to set add Selector. This is great for creating a playlist based on a category or date range, etc. There are sort options available, including arrangement by most recent and the ability to determine the number of videos to be pulled per list. You can add multiple selectors as well, for example – Category and published after would result in videos from a specific category published after a specific date.

You can also select the Manual process and then click the Add video link.

Use the search box to find the videos you’d like to include via the green plus sign. Unfortunately, you cannot select multiple videos to add at once, you must add them one at a time. The warning message “There are no videos in this playlist!” will display until you click the green plus sign circle.

After you click the green plus sign circle, you have added videos to the playlist. To remove videos you have added by mistake, just click the red “X” button.

After you have added all of the videos you need, scroll to the bottom and click the Save button. Do not change any other settings at this time. There is NO NEED to check the force HTTPS box.

 

We had to take care of this step so that we have an actual playlist to reference in our video hub. That part comes next. For this, we go back to our site in WordPress.

For now, video hubs are built on Categories. Via the WP Admin menu, go to Posts > Categories and find the Category you want to convert to a video hub. Click Edit and find the Category is Video Hub option. If you stop right here and save, you will create a Video Hub 1.0.

If all of your Anvato settings are complete, you will see the Video Hub Anvato Playlist option appear after clicking the box. Click Get Playlists.

The display will change to give you a pulldown option from where you will select your playlist.

Select the playlist you desire to display via the Video Hub.

Now scroll all the way to the bottom of the Category Edit page, past all other options and click Update.

Now load your category link and you should see a beautiful Video Hub 2.0 display which automatically loads the first video in your playlist.

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