Knowledgebase: User Manual
Add Content to a Tube Style Tour
Posted by John [Elevated X Support], Last modified by Mark [Elevated X Support] on 01 May 2014 04:50 PM

Step 1) Login to your CMS admin panel. Click the Tours icon (or Plug-Ins/Manage Tours). If the icon is not listed in your top icon bar you can add it by clicking Toolbar Configuration on the left side menu. Select "Tube Style Tour"

Step 2) Click Manage Content to the right of "Tube Style Tour" that you want to manage.

This page is where you will associate content with the tour and where you control the order of updates on the tour pages. You'll see links next to each set: U D T B.

Clicking U will move the corresponding set up 1 spot. D will move it down. T will move the set all the way to the top spot, B will move it to the bottom spot.

If you click Add a New Entry (wording may differ on older software versions) you can associate Content Sets with the tube tour.

Step 3) Once sets are added, you have the option to specify a movie trailer/clip as well as upload and/or crop images for each set. Clicking Thumbs wil display the image locations specified under Edit for this tour.

To add a trailer or clip to associate with the set in your tube tour, click the trailer button to the right of the set you want to associate and in the next page enter the name of the clip uploaded to your content/upload/trailers/ folder.  For example, if you have uploaded a trailer/clip to the <websitename>.com/trailers/ directory on your server named "clipname_trailer.flv", you would enter just the name of the clip 'clipname_trailer.flv' in this field. The system will associate this clip with the set so when a surfers clicks on that thumbnail, they will see the associated clip.

You have the options to select thumbs from your Content Sets and crop them, or upload an image and load it into the cropper to be cropped and resized.

To crop from a video rather than a full size photo:

If a valid media type was selected from the dropdown, this will load a full size screenshot of your video.

If you scroll down, under the video you will see options for navigating frames in the movie. You can skip ahead 1 frame, 10 frames, 100 or 1000 frames. Navigate to a frame you would like to crop.

Click the Create a Thumb from This Frame button. This will load the image into the cropper.

Alternatively, you can choose to have the system automatically create preview thumbs by selecting the sets by checking the set id check box for all sets you wish to batch and then  scrolling down to choose which thumbs are to be created(or choose "select all" to choose all thumbs).

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