Features of the CNN videoBox module

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 amount of videos to show

You can set the display count in order to determine how many videos that appear in the module.



Pick from multiple templates, which are designed for vertical and horizontal layouts.


Video scrolling

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'. You will receive a success message.


Using the module

Showing videos in a Joomla module position

When the CNN 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 how many videos you want it to display. This is done in the CNN List Filtering Options.

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 width and which template to use.

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 CNN videobox will then appear in this article in the front end. It will follow all the options you have set in the module.