Video gallery supportFirsh2016-07-10T10:05:15+00:00
There are various ways to display a video gallery. You have the most control when you link video thumbnails to the corresponding videos. It's done using the WordPress Media Library with custom links. However, videos from Youtube or Vimeo can be loaded automatically. For a video gallery of self-hosted media, Justified Image Grid makes use of an HTML5 video player, MediaElement.js found in the WordPress core. Of course you can mix and match videos with images in a grid.
Open self-hosted videos in the lightbox!
Should you prefer to host content yourself instead of having it on Youtube or Vimeo... A custom video player is built for these videos in the lightbox. Though prettyPhoto brings great reults, why not take it to the next level with Magnific Popup or even FooBox? It'll be an all-responsive video gallery experience your visitors will find very easy to use.
The automatic solution uses RSS feeds and loads the latest, most recent videos. Vimeo has more options than Youtube.
RSS feeds are limited to the most recent content, about 25-50 thumbnails. However, multiple feeds can be combined and sorted together by date. For a more complete video gallery with manual control, host the thumbnails on the site and set up custom links to any Youtube or Vimeo content you wish to display. That way there is no limit on how many you can display. In any case, videos play in the lightbox.
Vimeo feature teaser
Stick with Vimeo if you wish to reach the creative community on the internet.