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Hi all,

I am looking at option how to add a video gallery to my clients website. 

Unfortunately there still does not seem to be a gallery section just for videos in 7.1, is this correct?

As a workaround I know I can add a gallery to a blank section and embed videos via the little "+" sign. However, if I do this the caption/description I add for the video does not show.

How can I get the description of an embedded video to show under the video in the gallery?

As always, thank you very much for your advice.

Onika

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3 hours ago, onika said:

Unfortunately there still does not seem to be a gallery section just for videos in 7.1, is this correct?

Yes, that's correct. I'm not sure if there are any plans to be able to add videos to the gallery section.

Your best bet may well just be to use the video block and text block to create the style you want.

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3 hours ago, onika said:

Unfortunately there still does not seem to be a gallery section just for videos in 7.1, is this correct?

Yes, that's correct. I'm not sure if there are any plans to be able to add videos to the gallery section.

Your best bet may well just be to use the video block and text block to create the style you want.

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On 11/28/2022 at 11:51 AM, onika said:

I am looking at option how to add a video gallery to my clients website. Unfortunately there still does not seem to be a gallery section just for videos in 7.1, is this correct?

On Squarespace 7.1, you can add a Videos Page to create a browsable library of videos on your site. In a videos page, you can embed externally hosted videos from Vimeo or YouTube, or upload your own video files to your site directly.

Video pages are organised into two parts:

  • the Video List page is a browsable landing page for your video library. The page displays all added videos in a grid of featured images, organised by categories.
  • individual Video Details pages - Clicking on a video opens its Video Details page, where you can watch the video and find more information about it.

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5 minutes ago, paul2009 said:

On Squarespace 7.1, you can add a Videos Page to create a browsable library of videos on your site. In a videos page, you can embed externally hosted videos from Vimeo or YouTube, or upload your own video files to your site directly.

Video pages are organised into two parts:

  • the Video List page is a browsable landing page for your video library. The page displays all added videos in a grid of featured images, organised by categories.
  • individual Video Details pages - Clicking on a video opens its Video Details page, where you can watch the video and find more information about it.

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Thank you, this is perfect. I was looking for it and completely missed it. Now I found it and it is the answer to my question!

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Yes but this video gallery does not show thumbnails of videos added via YouTube/vimeo link. It is just a blank space and looks silly, unprofessional and dysfunctional. I have complained about this for months now with support and they have been completely unhelpful. Why offer a functionality that does not work???? Blows my mind.

 

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1 hour ago, jess_z89 said:

this video gallery does not show thumbnails of videos added via YouTube/vimeo link

It should. I've replied to your other post about this.

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It would be great if there were something that functions like the image gallery that you can insert anywhere - the only difference is it shows videos instead of still images. Is there a way to do this or a plugin? 

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21 hours ago, bbobby said:

It would be great if there were something that functions like the image gallery that you can insert anywhere - the only difference is it shows videos instead of still images. Is there a way to do this or a plugin? 

Could you take a look at Classic Gallery block on 7.1? It allows inserting a gallery block where you can add video there

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4 minutes ago, bbobby said:

This [the Classic Gallery block] is helpful, but it seems that I can only include linked videos, not videos that I upload.

That's correct. Gallery Blocks pre-date built-in videos and so don't support them yet. They support embedded videos from Vimeo and YouTube. 

As the OP mentioned, you can add a Videos Page to create a browsable library of videos on your site, but these aren't designed for use as a 'gallery'.

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9 hours ago, bbobby said:

Thank you @Beyondspace! This is helpful, but it seems that I can only include linked videos, not videos that I upload. Are you aware of a gallery that allows me to upload videos? 

Hi @bbobby, could you check this?

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1 hour ago, bbobby said:

@beyondspace is there a demo of the video gallery feature?

You can check the video lightbox in action here

 

Also here is another the step by step tutorial 

 

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1 hour ago, bbobby said:

Than kyou @Beyondspace! What I'm looking for specifically is a gallery where visitors can play videos in the gallery grid, not opening in a lightbox. Is that possible with this plugin? 

Would be handy for inline mode like you asked,  could you pm me with your detail? Thanks

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