Control Panel Overview

In this section, we will describe all of the tabs in the VideoPublisher control panel.

In VideoPublisher, a Video Review basically plays the role of a normal review/testimonial just like you have in the default system. The extension gives you the possibility to add a video file to promote your products better.

Videos

When you enter the module settings in the Videos tab, you have a blue button to add a new video.

Here is how it looks:

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Click the Add New button to see the review creation section.

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Title: Enter the video headline.

Author: Enter the author of the video. Either your brand name, your own name, or the name of the person, agency or organization that has created the video.

Slug: Enter the SEO-friendly URL you wish the video to have. (You need to have SEO URLs enabled from the Store Settings of your setup. Check this tutorial for instructions.)

Video Image: Upload a custom thumbnail for your video, or leave the field empty for an auto-generated image taken from the video.

Video Source: Upload your video.

Review Text: Enter a description for your video.

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Date: Enter the publication date of your video.

Show rating: Enable or disable the rating of the video.

Set rating: Set the desired rating.

Associate to product(s): Start typing the name of the products that you want to associate the video for. Entering a product here means that the video review will appear in the respective product page under a new tab.

Collection: Select a video Collection if you want to assign the video review to one. If not, you can leave this empty. We will explain more about the collections below.

Stores: If you are running a multistore setup, choose which stores the video should be displayed on.


Collections

A collection is a group of videos that can be named and used for assigning multiple videos to a single widget or page.

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Clicking on the Add New button will let you create a new collection. The only data you need to input is your preferred Collection name.

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Settings

The settings tab lets you configure all the details about VideoPublisher and your videos.

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Title of the module: Enter a title for the widget that will contain your videos.

Show videos scheduled for future date: Enable or disable the displaying of scheduled videos.

Hide related vidoes after the video ends: Enable or disable related videos after the video has ended.

Autoplay videos: Enable or disable video autoplaying.

Use HTTPS: Enable or disable HTTPS. Use this option only if your OpenCart site has an SSL certificate.

Width of the colorbox popup: Configure the desired width of the popup showing your video. (If you have enabled the Display reviews in popup setting)


Review Settings

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Show related reviews tab: Enable or disable the tab for showing related reviews.

Title of the related reviews tab: Enter a title for the tab with related videos.

Show related products in the reviews: Enable or disable the display of the associated products in the Reviews tab.

VideoPublisher has 2 options utilizing the configured product relations.

  • First one is that you can select whether or not to add a new tab on the product page (next to the description tab) which lists video reviews linked to the product that is currently opened.

  • The second one is the opposite. When a video review page is opened, you can select whether or not to display a list of related products below the review text.

Display reviews in popup: Enable or disable displaying videos in popups as in the example below.

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Group reviews in collections: Enable or disable video grouping in your collections.

Limit showed reviews in the widgets to: Set the maximum number of video reviews to display in a single widget.

Limit showed reviews in the dedicated page to: Set the maximum number of video reviews to display in the dedicated page you can create with VideoPublisher.

Limit showed reviews in the widgets to: The maximum number of videos you want to show in the widget.

Limit showed reviews in the dedicated page to: The maximum number of videos you want to show in the dedicated page.


Facebook Settings

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Show Facebook comments for the reviews: Enable or disable Facebook comments under all videos & reviews.

Facebook comments color scheme: Switch between a Light or Dark Facebook comments color scheme.

Facebook comments order: Choose between Social, Most recent first, or Oldest first.

Faceboom comments administrators: List of facebook user IDs separated by comma without spaces.

Facebook comments AppID: Facebook AppID to manage your comments. If this is present the administrators list will be ignored.

Number of Facebook comments: Maximum number of Facebook comments to show under each video review.


VideoPublisher Widget Settings

After you have configured the module settings, take a look at the module list in Extensions > Modules and find the Widget Settings.

When using the Widget to display videos on the front-end you can select which collection to show exactly.

You can create multiple widgets and assign them to the home page, or any other layout you want.

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Install and click Add New to create and configure the details of your new widget.

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Widget name: Create a main title for the widget that will contain your video/s.

Select video collection to display: Choose if you want to display a specific collection.

If you do not assign a collection to a widget, it will simply show the latest video reviews so you can use this if you want to have a single widget which automatically updates all videos to the newest ones you add.

Limit: Set a max number of videos you want to display in the widget.

Custom CSS: For advanced users. Enter your custom CSS code for the widget here.

Status: Enable or disable the widget status.

Important: VideoPublisher has a separate page, which users can link in their main menu or in the footer. The SEO URL for it is http://< domain >/video-reviews.