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Hi Everyone,

From everything I've been reading, it sounds like SquareSpace removed the ability to create a carousel style gallery of videos in 7.1.  I'm looking for a way that doesn't require CSS to do this, since I plan to subscribe to the basic personal plan.  It seems odd they would REMOVE a feature with the latest engine, but if there's not an easy workaround I'll probably just look elsewhere for my website hosting.  Thanks!

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@mgvfx This is very frustrating, if you find a workaround I would really appreciate it. Trying to add client logo as a scrolling marque - but the scrolling feature doesn't allow you to add images... what a waste, as it would have solved the issue. 

 

@tuanphan any other suggestions? This doesn't work. 

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On 12/9/2022 at 12:49 AM, T33 said:

@mgvfx This is very frustrating, if you find a workaround I would really appreciate it. Trying to add client logo as a scrolling marque - but the scrolling feature doesn't allow you to add images... what a waste, as it would have solved the issue. 

 

@tuanphan any other suggestions? This doesn't work. 

Scrolling like this? (auto scroll)

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You can use a gallery block and upload the video URL there via Vimeo or YouTube. Here's an article detailing how to do it: https://www.bycrawford.com/blog/uploading-videos-to-a-squarespace-gallery

Only thing is with 7.1, you may need the lazy summaries plugin from Square Websites to make this happen if Squarespace has removed the video upload feature.

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1 hour ago, bycrawford said:

You can use a gallery block

Except that the 7.1 Gallery Block is not generally available. It is only available to Circle members.

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27 minutes ago, paul2009 said:

Except that the 7.1 Gallery Block is not generally available. It is only available to Circle members.

That's why I said this...

"Only thing is with 7.1, you may need the lazy summaries plugin from Square Websites to make this happen if Squarespace has removed the video upload feature."

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Hey yall - i was so annoyed by this that i wrote some code for video carousels - this one has a click & drag to scroll function. 

 

<div class="video-carousel-container" id="videoCarouselContainer">
  <div class="video-carousel-wrapper">

    <!-- Add your video elements here -->

    <div class="video-item"><video controls><source src="VIDEO_SOURCE_1.mp4" type="video/mp4"></video></div>

    <!-- Add more videos as needed -->


  </div>
</div>

<style>
  .video-carousel-container {
    position: relative;
    max-width: 100%;
    overflow: hidden; /* Hide overflowed part */
  }

  .video-carousel-wrapper {
    display: flex;
    transition: transform 0.5s ease;
  }

  .video-item {
    box-sizing: border-box;
    padding: 10px; /* Adjust the spacing between videos */
    flex: 0 0 auto; /* Do not grow and shrink, but allow basis to be auto */
  }

  .video-item video {
    width: 80%; /* Adjust video width to fit the container */
    aspect-ratio: 9 / 16; /* This sets the video to a 9:16 ratio */
    border-radius: 15px; /* Rounded corners for the video */
    overflow: hidden; /* Ensures the video doesn't overflow the rounded corners */
  }
</style>
<script>
let isDragging = false;
let startPos = 0;
let initialPos = 0;

const wrapper = document.querySelector('.video-carousel-wrapper');

wrapper.addEventListener('mousedown', (e) => {
  isDragging = true;
  startPos = e.pageX;
  initialPos = wrapper.style.transform.replace('translateX(', '').replace('%)', '') || 0;
  initialPos = parseInt(initialPos, 10);
  
  // Prevents the default dragging behavior of images/videos
  wrapper.querySelectorAll('video').forEach(video => {
    video.addEventListener('dragstart', (e) => e.preventDefault());
  });
});

document.addEventListener('mousemove', (e) => {
  if (!isDragging) return;
  const currentPos = e.pageX;
  const diff = currentPos - startPos;
  
  const transformValue = initialPos + (diff / wrapper.offsetWidth) * 100;
  wrapper.style.transform = `translateX(${transformValue}%)`;
});

document.addEventListener('mouseup', () => {
  if (!isDragging) return;
  isDragging = false;
});

document.addEventListener('mouseleave', () => {
  if (!isDragging) return;
  isDragging = false;
});
</script>

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Try Classic Gallery block to bypass the limit and add Gallery blocks to your 7.1 sections, detail here

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