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Creating a Video page


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Basic information

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.

Upload a video file

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:

Define the thumbnail

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:

Use a frame from the video

To use a frame from the video as the thumbnail:

  1. Select Video in the left panel.
  2. If necessary, use the preview to identify your preferred frame.
  3. Under Thumbnail, enter the timepoint for the frame you want to use.

The frame defined under Thumbnail will be used as the video thumbnail.

Use a custom image

NOTE: The steps below assume that the image you want to use as the thumbnail has already been uploaded to Pangea CMS.

To use a custom image as the thumbnail:

  1. Select Website teaser in the left panel.
  2. Under Horizontal image, select the image you want to use as the thumbnail.
  3. Select Video in the left panel.
  4. 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 and URL slug

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:

Select Categories

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:

Add an introduction

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.

NOTE: The Display introduction setting controls if the introduction is displayed on the Video page. Even if this option is unticked, the introduction might still be displayed on other public pages.

The Introduction field only supports plain text. To include links to other pages, you can instead enter content via General > Content.

Manage other settings

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.

Save and publish content

For detailed information about saving and publishing content pages in Pangea CMS, see the following article:

Share a video

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:

Pangea CMS Guide

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