The module works on Joomla 2.5 & 3.0
The module works with all versions of Joomla 2.5 and the new Joomla 3.0.
Choosing videos to show
There are multiple ways to choose what videos you want to show. You can pick from Standard video feeds which are automatically generated by Youtube. You can show videos from a specific user, or videos which are in a particular playlist. You can even show videos which match keywords you enter.
Pick from multiple templates, which are designed for vertical and horizontal layouts.
Customize the Youtube video player
The module includes many options to customize the Youtube player.
Once you open one of the videos in the module, the lightbox will allow you to scroll through the rest of the videos easily, making the content accessible to your users.
Installing the module
Install the module through the Joomla Extensions manager. Browse and select the zip file, then press 'Upload & Install'. When the module is successfully installed, you will receive a success message.
Using the module
Showing videos in a Joomla module position
When the Youtube videobox is installed a module of the same name will be created which can be found in the module manager. Edit this module or create a new module of this type.
To get this module to appear in a module position there are three things to do. Firstly you must select the position which you want the module to appear in. Secondly you must set the status to 'Published'.
Finally you must select the pages you want the module to appear on.
This module is now set up so that it will appear in the module position selected, however you will want to select which videos you want it to display. This is done in the YouTube List Filtering Options.
First select from the drop-down whether you want to use the YouTube standard list, Keyword search, Playlist videos or User videos.
- If you select standard list you must then choose how to filter this list e.g. 'Most Viewed'. For more on the YouTube standard list click here.
- If you select a Keyword search then you must type your keywords into the field provided.
- For Playlist or User videos you need to enter the Youtube User/Playlist ID.
When you save these changes the module will appear in the front end, in the position selected.
You can edit the List/Video Display Options of the module to get the module to appear as you would like. This includes options such as the thumbnail size and the size of the lightbox for playing videos.
Showing videos in a Joomla article
To display this module in an article you must make sure that the plugin 'Content - Load Modules' is published. To do this go to the Plug-in Manager.
You need to create a new position for the module that is not any of the actual positions of any template. For example, here I have made up the position 'hwd-position1'.
Then in the article insert the text 'loadposition ' followed by the position you gave the module (making sure to separate with a space). Enclose this in curly braces.
The YouTube videobox will then appear in this article in the front end. It will follow all the options you have set in the module.