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How to Use the Website Video Slider with Elementor and Shortcode

Evidenced by the large number of 'Related FAQs' shown at the bottom of this article, your website includes a very large number of video features. Why? Because video is vitally important... and given that it's a platform your competitors ignore, you have the capacity to achieve some amazing results. One of the many video features is the Video Slider, and this FAQ describes how the Video Slider is used.

  The Result

The result of a example slider is shown below. Virtually all slider attributes may be altered to match your branding. You will note that the presentation is consistent with the Testimonial Slider, Instagram Slider, Post Slider, and other sliders in order to ensure a rationalised presentation on your website.

Video Slider Result

  Pictured: The result of a example slider is shown below. Virtually all slider attributes may be altered to match your branding. You will note that the presentation is consistent with the Testimonial Slider, Instagram Slider, Post Slider, and other sliders in order to ensure a rationalised presentation on your website.

The collection of videos shown in the slider is either a custom list, Yabber list (playlist), or your latest videos.

In order to show a an actual rendering, we'll use shortcode to return the slider shown below. We've used the rather complicated shortcode of [bm_video_slider videos="oybi77tdMGw,4uK6AS7igyI,0IZqXSPRPjw,.."] (using shortcode, a comma delimited list of public YouTube videos registered to Yabber are used). The result isn't ideal in a narrow-width post container but it looks great in a full-page layout. Clicking the title or image will launch a full-screen video modal.

Clicking on the video image launches a video modal. Unlike virtually all features on the broker website, video clicks - with the exception of Wistia videos - are not tracked to the user level.

On your front page, and assuming you choose to use the tool, you might include a row of three videos, or perhaps a single rotating video. In the case of a single 'full size' video, we'll use a fairly complex shortcode of [bm_video_slider videos="0IZqXSPRPjw .." items="1" apply_shadow="0" triangle_left="ffffff" triangle_right="ffffff" video_padding="15" opacity="100" min_height="100" max_height="100" truncate="60" pagination="false" youtube_link_icon="1" margin_above_below="0"]. The result of this confusing markup is as follows:

While it's unlikely you'll use a shortcode, it's nice to know that they're available when required. Virtually any element shown in the slider can be customised, including the ability to show or hide titles (both on and below the image) and descriptions, show or hide meta data, alter styles, and so on.

The video icon can have an overwhelming impact on the style of the page, so three filters are optionally applied to 'dull' the image. In the last example we'll create a slider by adding opacity, sepia (rarely used), and a slight greyscale. The result of [bm_video_slider videos="Na1WHjSo01s .." triangle_left="ff0000" opacity="70" bw="60" min_height="60" max_height="60" tooltip_background="F7941D" include_meta="0"] returns the following:

In the above example we've used opacity="70" and bw="60" to illustrate how image filters are applied.

While shortcode is a powerful tool, the most common usage is via the Elementor block.

  The Elementor Block

Locate the block by searching for 'Video Slider' in Elementor. Drag and drop the block onto your website and then select the appropriate video source. If no further options are defined, the slider will render as shown.

This is important: the Yabber selection is a playlist as created in the 'Related Videos' module - it is not a YouTube or other playlist.

Video Slider Elementor

  Pictured: Locate the block by searching for 'Video Slider' in Elementor. Drag and drop the block onto your website and then select the appropriate video source. If no further options are defined, the slider will render as shown.

The Elementor options are extensive. Let's look at the options that were used to return the slider pictured above.

Video Playlist Elementor Options

  Pictured: Elementor options are extensive. If the options remain untouched, the slider will render as pictured earlier.

The custom list requires that you add individual videos and add them to a list in the order you would like them to be shown. As you would expect, there's no copying and pasting - instead, you select your video from the menu which will show all videos ingested into Yabber via the video automation schedule.

Video Slider Custom List

  Pictured: The custom list requires that you add individual videos and add them to a list in the order you would like them to be shown. As you would expect, there's no copying and pasting - instead, you select your video from the menu which will show all videos ingested into Yabber via the video automation schedule.

In the last example we've selected 'Latest Videos'. We've also increased the number of videos to be returned, altered the size of the thumbnail, removed the description, and altered the colours a little. If you choose, you may remove virtually all the meta and include nothing but the sliding video thumbnail.

Video Slider Latest Videos

  Pictured: In the last example we've selected 'Latest Videos'. We've also increased the number of videos to be returned, altered the size of the thumbnail, removed the description, and altered the colours a little. If you choose, you may remove virtually all the meta and include nothing but the sliding video thumbnail.

Given the ease of using Elementor, it's highly unlikely that you will require shortcode (the attributes required are complex enough to avoid the feature entirely).

As with all Ale mentor blocks, the slider is entirely intuitive to use.

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  Related Video Blocks

Your website includes a large number of ways in which to return video, or assign video to certain hook on your website.

We've shared FAQs that showed you how to create Wistia video customisations, sharing profiles, turnstiles, and postroll CTA profiles (all linked below). This FAQ will show you how to update an individual video or all videos that are part of a project.

  About Wistia

Wistia is a third-party service that provides videos hosting for a monthly subscription. It is quite costly, but the platform does provide for three free videos and we encourage all our users to sign up for this offer.

Wistia provides a large number of integrated video features that enable far greater insights into video performance when compared to platforms such as YouTube, and the level of statistical data returned for each user is significant.

Yabber integrates with Wistia in such a way that we effectively emulate most features of that service. This tight level of connectivity enables features such as the email collection turnstiles (or email capture form 'gates' within a video) to be used for engagement and not just consumption.

This FAQ should be read in company with those listed below since when you're updating a video you'll generally update all of the profiles shown at the same time.

Wistia features may be referenced under this article in the 'Related FAQ' section.

Wistia: You may sign up for a free account on Wistia at Wistia.com . Ensure you follow the FAQ on connecting the API and Webhooks to fully enable all of Yabbers features.

  Wistia Source - Yabber/Wistia or Elementor

In a previous FAQ we detailed how to apply customisations to an embedded Wistia Video. In order for Yabber and/or Wistia options to override the values defined in Elementor, you should navigate your way to the 'Settings' panel and define your preferred source via the 'Website' option.

Elementor or Wistia

  Pictured: In order for Yabber and/or Wistia options to override the values defined in Elementor, you should navigate your way to the 'Settings' panel and define your preferred source via the 'Website' option. Using the Elementor option is one that is typically used by those that do no subscribe to Yabber in any way.

If the source is set to 'Elementor', all Yabber and Wistia options are ignored, and if set to Yabber, all Elementor options are ignored.

Using Yabber profiles and options are obviously preferred since you may globally update all videos as required, and options can be applied without messing around within your website.

  Locating The Update Panel

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Modal Module Overview

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We encourage multiple videos on your front page, and they should be presented in multiple ways. The front page video panel is shown (by default) at the bottom of your front page. However, the block may be moved if required, and it may be used anywhere with the use of shortcode.

  The Result

The result… [ Learn More ]

We encourage multiple videos on your front page, and they should be presented in multiple ways. The primary front page website video is shown fully rendered, and by default it'll show about half way down the front page.

  The Result

The result of the front page video is as you would expect (shown below).
Image Error

  Related FAQs

BM FAQ Yabber Website

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