The CNN videoBox module for Joomla is a stand alone extension that displays videos from the CNN news network. These videos open in a responsive ligthbox, with a HTML5 compatible video player. Our Joomla module allows you to insert these videos in any module position, on any page of your website.

This documentation is written for Joomla 3, and refers to the HWD CNN videoBox module that is compatible with Joomla 3.

Installing the module

To install the CNN videoBox module, visit your Joomla administrator page and go to the Extension manager.

From the Extension Manager, click on the Browse button to locate the installation file downloaded from HWDMediaShare. The file will be called mod_hwd_cnn_videobox_3.zip. Once selected, click on the Upload & Install button.

After a few moments, you should see a success message.

Enable the module

After you have successfully installed the module, you should visit the Joomla module manager, and enable the module to show on your website.

Joomla will create an unpublished copy of the module in your module manager. You can select this module and configure it to show on your website.

To display the module on the site, you need to enable it, assign it to a module position and then assign it to pages on the website.

Creating new copies of the module

You can also create new copies of the module which can be displayed in other module positions or in other pages. Click on the New button from the module manager, then locate and select the HWD CNN videoBox module from the list of types of modules.

Configure the module parameters

After you have enabled the module and configured it to display on the website, you should review all other parameters are setup as needed.

Max Columns

This option allows you to select the maximum number of columns displayed in the module. Note, this is the maximum number on the module will respond automatically to smaller containers.

Max Videos

This option allows you to set the maximum number of videos to display on the module. The maximum number of videos allowed by the API is 50.

Show Icon Overlay

This option allows you to show a play icon over the thumbnail.

Show Description

This option allows you to show the video description.

Alternative Layout

This option allows you to select any alternative layouts that are available for the module.

Showing the module in articles and other content

You can also show the module in a Joomla article, and any other Joomla content which supports content plugins. To do this, visit the Joomla plugin manager, and check the plugin called "Content - Load Modules" is enabled.

When this plugin is enabled, you can use it to insert any module position into an article. The following is an example of the code you would use to insert the module in the position custom2 into an article.

{loadposition custom2}

Remember, when you configure the module you can create any custom position by typing a new position name into the module position field and pressing the Enter button.

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