Adding Video Posts
Adding a video to your post is very easy. Simply copy the embed code from your favorite video site (like YouTube or Vimeo) into the Groovy Video Custom Settings field. It will automatically be resized* to fit in the post, but if you wish to set a manual height (or width, but we recommend using the default), you can use the extra fields under the embed code.
Adding images to posts
Our themes use a custom image resizing script (thumb.php) which will dynamically resize, crop & create an image in the appropriate size needed for the template. It is optional to use this in Groovy Video. If you don’t elect to use it, you will have to manually resize all your thumbnails to 190x142px before adding them to the Custom Settings.
View video demonstration. To add images to your posts, please reference the screenshot below and follow the subsequent instructions:
- On your Write > Post tab, complete all of the standard fields when adding a new post.
- Then, click on the â€œAdd Mediaâ€ icon and upload an image of your choice.
- Once uploaded, copy the complete â€œLink URLâ€ field.
- Now scroll down to the Busy Bee Custom Settings panel and paste the â€œLink URLâ€ into the â€œImageâ€ field.
Setting up the WP-PostRatings Plugins
This awesome plugin allows you to change the layout of its output considerably. To get the optimal use of the plugin, we would suggest that you emulate our setup, which is present on the demo of Groovy Video. To do this, simply alter the plugin options like on our screenshots below:
You will also need to enable the use of PNG images for the plugin, by editing wp-postratings.php (in the plugin’s folder) with the following code:
### Define Image Extension define('RATINGS_IMG_EXT', 'gif'); //define('RATINGS_IMG_EXT', 'png'); To this:
### Define Image Extension //define('RATINGS_IMG_EXT', 'gif'); define('RATINGS_IMG_EXT', 'png');
Custom Groovy Video Widgets
Groovy Video includes a few custom, Groovy Video-specific widgets to allow you more customisation options than ever before. Here’s a brief run-down of the custom widgets:
- Woo – Flickr*
- Woo – Subscribe*
* denotes that there are options inside the widget that you may need to set for it to operate properly
Go to Apperance -> Widgets to add these widgets to your widgetized areas which include these 4 spots:
- Sidebar (single post)
- Footer left
- Footer middle
- Footer right