All-in-One Video Gallery is a FREE video gallery plugin that helps you build YouTube or Vimeo like video gallery websites easily. This guide will help you get started with the plugin quickly.
Step 1: Install All-in-One Video Gallery
Let’s start by installing the plugin. If you have already installed the plugin, kindly move to the next step.
Navigate to your “WordPress Admin Dashboard / Plugins / Add New” menu, and search for “All-in-One Video Gallery” in the available search box.
Scroll down until you find the “All-in-One Video Gallery” plugin and click on the “Install Now” button and activate the plugin for use.
Upon activation, you will be asked if you would like to receive notifications about important updates. You may choose to either opt-in or skip it. This will not impact the plugin in any way.
Step 2: Add Categories & Tags
This is an optional step.
Categories help you group your videos. Categorizing and tagging your videos make it easier for your users to find them in searches and on tag or category pages.
Also, the plugin has the option to display a gallery with a combination of single or multiple categories/tags. This allows you to have a more customized gallery display on your site’s front end.
The video categories option is identical to creating categories for your WordPress posts but this is different.
Navigate to your “WordPress Admin Dashboard / Video Gallery / Video Categories” menu, enter a name, and description, upload an image, then click on the “Add New Category” button to add a category.
Use this menu to add as many categories as you need before moving to the next step.
There is also a tag section that works identically to this but isn’t required. It does provide more filtering options for the actual gallery if you choose to do so.
Step 3: Add Videos
Next, we can start adding the videos. You can upload videos from your PC. The plugin supports a variety of video formats like “MP4”, “WebM”, “OGV” and “MOV”. If you are uploading a video file from your PC, we would suggest using the “MP4” file format as it’s the only file format to support almost every modern browser and device.
You can also add videos from third-party services like “YouTube”, “Vimeo”, “Dailymotion”, “Rumble”, and “Facebook” or the embed-codes from any website.
We will add a YouTube video for the sake of this tutorial.
Navigate to the “WordPress Admin Dashboard / Video Gallery / All Videos” menu, and click on the “Add New” button.
This will open up a new post that is only intended for a video.
- Add a “Title” and “Description” for the video.
- Scroll down to the “Video Info” section.
- Select the “Source Type” as “YouTube“.
- Enter your “YouTube URL” into the appropriate text box.
- Select “Categories” and “Tags” if applicable.
- Fill in other details available in the video form.Note: The plugin can auto-generate the “Thumbnail Image” for the videos from the YouTube/Vimeo/Dailymotion/Rumble websites. So, you can leave the image field empty for these source types. The PRO version has the option to auto-generate thumbnail images for the self-hosted videos.
- Finally, click the “Publish” button to save the video.
After publishing, You will find the shortcode for the video next to the “Publish” button. This is handy if you want to place an individual video on your website.
Repeat these steps to add as many videos as you want. The “Source Type” option allows you to select and add different kinds of videos.
Remember that the video must be added first before you can add it to the gallery.
Step 4: Building the gallery
Assume that you have finished adding your categories and videos. Then, we need to show them in your site front-end.
There is a variety of ways to add the gallery on your site front-end. The most standard way is to use our plugin shortcodes. Luckily, the plugin has a shortcode builder. So, you do not need to remember the shortcode attributes.
Navigate to the “WordPress Admin Dashboard / Video Gallery / Dashboard” menu, and select the “Shortcode Type” as “Video Gallery“.
Note: To display the video categories, you must select the “Shortcode Type” as “Categories“.
In the General section, you can choose a template, categories, tags, limit (how many videos appear on a page), and how the videos are ordered.
Click on the “+ Gallery” option when you have finished making the choices using the “General” section.
Here, you can further customize the gallery by selecting the number of columns, the thumbnail positions, and a variety of information that you can either hide or display.
When you are done, click on the “Generate Shortcode” button.
A small pop-up will appear. Copy the shortcode.
Simply paste the shortcode into a shortcode block on the desired post or page and then save the changes. You can then view it on your website.
Note: The generated shortcode is unique. You can repeat the above steps to create different shortcodes with different categories, tags, etc, and use them on your post or page. Each shortcode you add displays a different gallery based on your configuration.
Congratulations on using the “All-in-One Video Gallery” plugin to create your very own video gallery in WordPress.
Other Useful Resources
- Premium Features – The plugin has a PRO version with enormous features.
- Handbrake – Video Encoding
- Uploading Large Files
During the activation, our plugin adds the following pages (WordPress Admin Panel / Pages) dynamically to your website those are required for the logical workflow of the plugin. You should not edit or delete these pages unless necessary.
- Video Category
- Search Videos
- User Videos
- Player Embed
For example, if you want to add a categories page, you need to create a new page and should not edit the “Video Category” page added by our plugin.