YouTube Gallery Element
How to insert a YouTube video or gallery of videos in CommonSpot
This element lets you choose up to five YouTube videos to include in a gallery. The first video and its description shows up for playing by default, and the subsequent videos are listed below.
Each video gallery element must have its own page. Any time you make a change to the gallery, it will be done on this original gallery page.
The gallery can then be either linked to, or embedded on other pages.
There are three options size to embed the YouTube gallery on a page:
Full Render Handler (Default)
The default render handler expands to fill the column width, includes the description for the current video, and subsequent videos in the gallery include titles and descriptions.
Medium Render Handler
The medium RH has a maximum width, and cuts down on the info provided for the main video and subsequent videos in the gallery.
Small Render Handler
The small RH shows the thumbnail of the first video, the name of the gallery page, and links back to the full gallery page:
Creating a Video Gallery
Create a Page for This Video Gallery
Each Video Gallery must have its own page, much like Photo Galleries.
- Create a page for the gallery. We recommend putting it in your Media folder.
Create the Video Gallery
Insert the Video Gallery Element
Insert a Video Gallery element on your new page (located in the CIN element section).
Paste in Video URL(s)
Next, paste in at least one URL to a YouTube video. The URL must be the shortened format:
- Yes: https://youtu.be/CbVLsrX_uJw
- NO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbVLsrX_uJw
How to Get YouTube URLs
First, go to the YouTube video's page on YouTube.com, and click the "Share" button.
Next, copy the URL presented to you.
Submit The Video Element
Click "save" at the bottom of the page once you are done entering video URLs.
If you're satisfied, publish the element.