What's inside this article:
- Basic information
- Upload a video file
- Define the thumbnail
- Add the main title and URL slug
- Select Categories
- Add an introduction
- Manage other settings
- Save and publish content
- Share a video
This article explains how to create a Video page from Pangea CMS. The Video content type has two main purposes:
- Content page: A published Video is a standalone content page with its own URL.
- Embed: The video player can be embedded directly on other pages.
First, you need to upload the relevant video file to Pangea CMS.
Go to New > Multimedia > Video to upload a new video file.
For detailed information about the upload process, see the following article:
The thumbnail is visible in the loaded player before the video starts playing and is displayed by default as the website teaser image for the Video page.
The following options are available for defining the thumbnail:
To use a frame from the video as the thumbnail:
- Select Video in the left panel.
- If necessary, use the preview to identify your preferred frame.
- Under Thumbnail, enter the timepoint for the frame you want to use.
The frame defined under Thumbnail will be used as the video thumbnail.
To use a custom image as the thumbnail:
- Select Website teaser in the left panel.
- Under Horizontal image, select the image you want to use as the thumbnail.
- Select Video in the left panel.
- Tick the box next to Use Website Teaser Image as thumbnail.
The horizontal website teaser image will be used as the video thumbnail.
Add the main title for the Video via General > Title.
After you add the title, we suggest adding a URL slug. The URL slug is included in the URL for the Video page. Adding a URL slug improves usability and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
Add a URL slug via General > URL Slug. For detailed information, see the following article:
You cannot save the Video until it is added to at least one Category. Categories organize the content pages on your site by topic. For example, your site might have a Politics Category for all content relating to politics. Categories work like folders on your computer, where the content pages are stored.
To add the Video to a Category, go to General > Categories.
You can add the Video to one or multiple Categories. If you select multiple Categories, it is required to mark one Category as the Primary Category. Click your chosen Primary Category so it is marked blue.
If the Multimedia archive layout is enabled for the Primary Category, the Multimedia archive layout will be applied on the Video page. The Multimedia archive layout includes a header with tabs.
For detailed information about adding content pages to Categories, see the following article:
The introduction tells visitors what to expect from the content and might be displayed on a number of public pages. A content page with an effective introduction looks more attractive when it is shared and previewed.
Add the introduction via General > Introduction. To display the introduction on the Video page, tick Display introduction.
The Introduction field only supports plain text. To include links to other pages, you can instead enter content via General > Content.
The following settings are available in the left panel and might also be helpful:
- Multimedia distribution: Send the Video to social media accounts.
- Website teaser: Customize the website teaser for the Video.
- Social media: Customize the social media teaser for the Video.
- Authors: Assign one or more authors to the Video.
- Tags: Assign Tags to organize content internally.
For detailed information about saving and publishing content pages in Pangea CMS, see the following article:
Every published Video is a standalone content page with its own URL. You can share and promote a Video like any other content page. For example, you might share a Video on a Content widget.
Alternatively, you can embed the video player directly on other pages. The following options are available:
- Embed the video player into the body of a text content page.
- Share the video player on a Multimedia widget.
For detailed information, see the following articles: