Knowledgebase : Video Tutorials
   

Add and Manage Models

Step 1) Rollover the "Models" Tab at the top of the page (or Plug-Ins >> Models >> Manage).
New Model

Step 2) Click "Add a New Model/Add a New Entry" The following page displays a field for adding a new model.

Step 3) Enter the Model's name and select Gender (Male|Female|Transgender), Select whether or not the model should appear on tours areas, and if you want to override the votes for this model.
New Model 2

Step 4) View the list of sets that have been imported for this site. Highlight set names in the Exclude List and Click "Add" to create an Association between the model and the selected set(s). To select more than one set name at a time, hold down the Ctrl button on your keyboard.

Step 5) Create Preview Thumbnails for yout your models. If you select the Model Toplist Large and Small Thumb options the system will create thumbnails for these models automatically.

Model thumbs by default are Position 16(Large) and 17(Small).

NOTE - If the Models tab is not visible, go to Plug-Ins and make sure the plugin is enabled.

Press the Save Entry button and wait for the system to finish.

Add Google Analytics

For CMS installations or upgrades later than March, 2012 your /smarty/smarty_folder/general/page_top.tpl template should already contain the Google Analytics code between the <head></head> tags. Previous 3.2 version templates may contain this code in the /smarty/smarty_folder/general/page_bottom.tpl template.

To use Google Analytics, log into your CMS admin panel and click Plug-Ins >> Template Fields.

Select the area you wish to edit the template field by selecting the area from the drop down:
Google 1

You'll see a field named Google Analytics Code.

Edit this field and enter your Google Analytics number. This number is found within the code you get from the admin area on your Google Analytics account and looks something like UA-123456789
Google 2
Click "Save Entry" and your ara will now have the Google Analytics code embedded.

For more info about Google Analytics -->  http://www.google.com/analytics

Adding and Managing Content: (This article describes each function )

Under the "Content" Tab, you can either "Add a new content set" or "Manage Content Sets"

Adding and Editing:
This process is fairly self explanatory. Click the "Add a new content set". You will see a dropdown menu that will load the available set folders that have not been loaded into the system. Select the set you wish to add into the system by selecting it in the drop down. If you have photos in your set you will see a preview of the first 4 images in that set.

Title:
Enter the title of your set. It is important to use a unique title. Try to keep your title under 40 characters in length. This is the title that will appear in your members area as well as on your tours.

Scheduling:
At the top of the Add/Edit Content Set page are fields titled "Publish Date" and "Days Until Visible" which control how updates are released. You can schedule by date or use "Days Until Visible" to release updates based on the membership length of each individual user.

To Schedule an update by date:
Enter a date into the "Publish Date" field or click the text box and use the calendar to choose a date for your update.

To Schedule an update by "Days until Visible" for each member:
Enter a number of days into the "Days Until Visible" field. If the field is left blank or a 0 (Zero) is entered, the content will be available to all members instantly. This means that it will show on day 1 of their membership and they will see it when they first login to the member area. Membership is counted from the first day that they login.

Do not show until publish date:
If checked, this overrides other schedule settings and content will not show up on the site until the Publish Date entered above.

Use Content Rotation:
This schedules content to appear and expire on different dates. When content reaches its expiration date, it no longer appears on site. You can use this to build long content rotation cycles where content appears and is then removed from the site for a period of weeks, months, years before being re-added as new content.

Content Set Information -

Description:
You can enter a text description for your scene here. This text will show on both the members and tour areas for your sets.

Categories:
Select the categories you wish to associate with this set by moving them to the right hand side(include list) by selecting them and clicking the "add" button. Movies and Photos will automatically be selected if you set contains movie or photo content. You can add or remove new categories later by going to "categories" menu. Do not assign sets to the parent catgories such as "tags", "areas", or "models".

Associate This Set With Models:
To enter a new models name simply enter the name of the model and click the "Add New" buton. This set will now be associated to that model. The available models will appear in the below in the exclude list. If you wish to select an existing model, do so by selecting the models name, and moving it to the right hand side include list by using the "add" button.

Add this Content Set to a Tour -

To add this set to a tour, simply check the checkbox of the tour you wish the set to appear on. This will mostlikely already be selected for you by default. If you do not wish for this set to appear on a tour, simply deselect it from those tours.

Associate 2257 Documentation With This Content Set:
If you are using our 2257 management system, the available models will appear in the below in the exclude list. If you wish to select an existing model, do so by selecting the models name, and moving it to the right hand side include list by using the "add" button.

Create thumbnails, zip files and process photos-

Create Full Size Photos and Thumbnails:
This section determines which photos and thubnails are created when adding the set. If you select 1024, 1280, or 1600, the system will process your photos(located in the "photos" subfolder of your set folder) and create new versions in 1024 pixels wide/high, 1280 pixels wide/high, 1600 pixels wide/high and create new folders inside your set folder. If you selct the [thumbs] to will create thumbnails for all your images. [Video Cap Thumbs] will create thumb

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Editing/Managing sets -

On the main Set page select a set to manage and click "Preview". This will load a page that shows you each individual piece of content within the set. This allows you to schedule part of a set to be released with its own update date, independent of other dates. Common use of this is to stagger the release of a set of video clips over a set period of days.

Under each preview thumb you'll see a checkbox and Date: followed by the numerical date assigned to this set and also the number of days until the content will be released for a member if the Timed Content Release System is in use.

At the bottom of this page is a form field you can enter a date (Clicking the date field will bring up the calendar) or the number of days until release for the checked item(s). Clicking the "Change Date" button will apply your new date.

This will change the release dates for all selected (checked) pieces of content and allow you to show photos and/or videos in sequence rather than at the same time.

If you have scheduled an item to be released with its own date using the "preview" page settings, checking the box on the set add/edit page titled "Update Existing content with this date and days until visible." Will overwrite the dates of each individual item.

If you have scheduled an item to be released with its own date using the "preview" page settings, checking the box on the set add/edit page titled "Update Existing content with this date and days until visible." Will overwrite the dates of each individual item.

Optional Features

Content Per Page:
This field allows you to specify the number of items displayed on this set's gallery pages. For example if by default (under setup page options) your galleries have 25 thumbnails per page, you can opt to show a different number for this set. This can be useful when creating custom templates that include additional content or integrated up sells.

Extra Fields:
If extra fields are in use and the sets page is selected as a location (under Plug-Ins/Extra Fields) you will see your extra fields listed here. The data entered in these fields is not included in search results and is intended to be used solely for visual display. Common uses for this may be trivia or facts about a content set, a mini review or personal rating, etc.

Skin/Wrapper Template:
This allows you to specify a template to use for the page skin or wrapper design for the content set.

Page Layout Template:
This allows you to specify a template to use for the content layout of the content set.

Select and Crop a Thumb From This Set:
This will bring up the thumbnail selection page. This page will display all the thumbs for the selected set. If the set is unified and contains corresponding video thumbs, you will see the vidthumbs listed at the beginning of the set.

At the top of the page is a dropdown menu titled "Preferred Image Source." In the case that you have multiple photo sizes e.g. 1280 and 1024 or 800 resolution images, you can select which size photo to load in the cropper. This is for ease of use and the elimination of scrolling and crop area selection difficulty when working with larger images.

Clicking a photo will load the full size image into the built-in thumbnail cropping utility.
This page also provides options for changing the size of the cropped image. By default, the cropper is set to the dimensions of your default preview image specified on the setup page under "Content Configuration." The dropdown menu is also set to use these dimensions by default. Selecting Crop to dimensions listed below will let you crop the photo to the exact size as the area you select with the mouse.

Clicking and dragging on the photo will select the area to crop.

Priority Fields:
The priority field is used to assign priorities to preview thumbnails. Priorities can be used to determine the listing/display order of thumbnails on a page. We also use priority to manage multiple thumbnail sizes. For example, there might be a large and small thumbnail that represents each set. The priority value lets us display the correct sized photo in the intended location on a site.

Content Associations:
This allows you to assign this content to 1 or more models and have it appear among the sets belonging to each model. You can enter models to associate under Plug-Ins/Content Associations.

Full Size Photos and Thumbnails:
If you want to start the content creation process for this set immediately, check the appropriate boxes and the actions will be performed when you click the submit button. If you plan to use the batch option, leave the content related checkboxes unchecked.

Operations to Perform for This Set.

Remove Content from this Set:
Checking this box will result in any content formerly associated with this database record being removed. This DOES NOT mean that the content is deleted from the server. It means that the system will be cleared of all memory of the content existing.

The common use of this checkbox is to correct mistakes made upon upload and or import. Rather that re-enter all the accompanying data you can simply check this box and then visit the page again to recreate the content for the set or use the batch feature to replace the content.

Import This Set Into the Database:
Checking this box will add the record to the database. If scheduled for release, the set will show up in the member area but no content will be created as a result of this box being checked.

Regenerate Static HTML:
If Static HTML mode is in use, checking this box will result in HTML pages being generated upon clicking the submit button. This will result in a build of new pages only. The entire site will not be rebuilt.

Thumbs
Location - Sets

This page allows you to upload an image or select an image from the photo set and use the system's built-in thumbnail cropping utility.

If you upload an image, it will automatically be resized to the dimensions of your default preview image specified on the setup page under "Content Configuration."

Upload Thumb:
This page lets you browse your local hard drive and upload up to 10 photos at a time.

Priority Fields:The priority field is used to assign priorities to preview thumbnails. Priorities can be used to determine the listing/display order of thumbnails on a page. We also use priority to manage multiple thumbnail sizes. For example, there might be a large and small thumbnail that represents each set. The priority value lets us display the correct sized photo in the intended location on a site.

Optional Features:
You can set a specific thumbnail size for uploaded thumbs and have the system resize and crop the image to these dimensions as well as set the compression level for specific thumbnails.

You also have the option to add a custom overlay (watermark) image for thumbnails. In order to use an overlay, upload a transparent gif or a png file to your /members/content/ folder. In the Overlay Image form field, enter only the filename of the overlay. For example "overlay1.png" and upon clicking the submit button your image will be resized and the overlay will be applied. For best results we suggest using a png for all watermarks and overlays. Note - the system will not resize the watermark image.

Switch to gallery view
Clicking this link will change the page display to show you a thumbnail preview of your content.

Switch to list view
Clicking this link will change the page display to show your content in a list format.

 

Location: Global Setting Gear(Right hand sprocket)

"Areas" define different template folders and settings to be used for different parts of a site. An area can be a member's area, a tour, a trial area or a mobile site area.

Each area can have its own template folder as well as its own settings such as Template Fields which are area specific. This allows you to have different text or editable on-page content show up on the same site but only show up based on which area a user is viewing.

Click the Gear shaped Icon and select "Manage Site Areas"
Areas 01

Next, Select the area you wish to modify or click "Add a new entry" to create a new area.
Areas 2

And lastly, Enter the info for the fields as necessary.  Click the (?) Help links for more info.
Areas 3
If you create a new area(Trial, Tour, Members) these fields will be populated with the defaults after the index of the new areas page is first loaded in a browser.

Adding and Managing Categories:

Categories allow you to assign sets to descriptive text terms that make it easier for your members to locate content that is similiar. Tags allow you to group these sets together for easy viewing.

To add or manage categories, find the "Categories" tab in the CMS' top navigation bar:
Categories 1
To add a new category, select "Add a new Category" and to Manage an existing category select "Manage Categories"

New category:
Categories 2
1) To add a new category please change the site root to "Tags"
2) Enter a title for the category. Limit to 30 chars.
3) Enter an internal description
4) Associate any sets you want to this category.
5) Click the "Save Entry" buton to save.

Your new category will be available to you when adding/editing a new set.

Managing Categories:
Cat 2
Edit categories as necessay but Please do not edit or modify any of the "Areas" categories unless you are editing your templates and know what you are doing as this can break functionality of our standard default templates.

You can export/import a CSV file of your categories by using the text link "Click here to bulk import / export categories"

Change Video Transcoding Settings

NOTE - For Transcoding setting changes take effect you must re-encode your videos. The system will not automatically re-encode them when settings are changed. You may re-encode a set by editing that set, checking approproate boxes and selecting Overwrite Existing FIles from the Overwrite dropdown on the set add/edit page. This may also be done for multiple sets under Utilities, Batch Operations.

*Please be careful when editing transcoder types as there is no "undo" operation. The only option we have is to reset your transcoder settings back to factory default.

Step 1) Click Plug-Ins and then click Manage for Video Transcoder.

Here you will see a list of all encoding formats currently setup on your system. Clicking edit will load a page containing fields for the encoding settings. Options include video source, destination, width and height to resize to, bitrate, buffer size, codecs and settings for specifying how to cut the video.

NOTE - Destinations are Media Types specified under Utilities, Media Types.

The Split By dropdown lets you choose whether to split the source video into parts or split it by length.

Entering number of clips and specifying a number in the Split By Number field will result in the video being cut into that many parts. For erxample if you enter 5 in that field, the video will be cut into 5 clips.

Selecting by Length and entering a number of minutes or seconds below will result in the video being cut into clips of equal length.

Default and Suggested Settings:

Video quality is subjective. What one user finds to be good quality, another may not. For this reason we suggest that you try different settings and test the encoder until you find a file size, quality level and playback speed you are happy with.

The system defaults to a video bitrate of 1500kb with no Max Rate or Max Buffer. It is suggested that the Max rates be set to no more than 1/4-1/3 higher than the Bitrate, for example if a video has a Bitrate of 1500, the Max Rate fields can be set to 2000.

Audio is typically set to 44100 for all formats.

Source Formats:

There is no suggested source format. The source chosen will depend on a few factors. If you want high quality output video and disk space/storage is no concern to you, raw AVI files may be used as video source. Many users feel that MPG or even a HD or High Bitrate/High Res WMV or Quicktime file works well and provides high quality output while reducing file sizes to cut down on storage requirements.

Some users upload source video encoded at 5000k and others upload 2000k or lower. There is no concrete answer on what works best as each user's opinion differs based on individual preference but generally source video of at least 640 or 720 in size with a Bitrate of 2500k seems to deliver an acceptable output quality for nearly 90% of our users.

You may use ANY source that the ffmpeg server module supports. We do not supply the module so our ability to provide support in relation to video is limited.

Note - At this time ffmpeg 1.2.X DOES NOT support videos encoded using WIndows Media Pro.

Destination Formats:

A variety of formats are supported, however for most users only a few are needed. These include the most commonly used such as Flash, AVI, MPG, WMV, Quicktime and MP4 for mobile devices.

 

 

Custom Pages

Custom Pages is free feature update in the most recent version of Elevated X 3.2. It allows you to display standard HTML code into page templates in your members and tour areas of your site. Each custom page has it's own URL. Iframes are supported as long as they fit inside the template. Each custom page can have a custom Smarty template to adjust the layout elements of the custom page.

Custom Pages feature requirements:

1) Version 3.2 or later of Elevated X.
2) Must be using Smarty templates (XSL not supported)

Please follow the steps listed below.

1) If you are not on a current version of 3.2, open a support ticket in the "Upgrade" department for a system update via this ticketing system. Please state that you are looking for the custom pages feature to be added to your system. (Free system upgrades are performed on a first come, first serve basis and make 4-5 business days to complete. )

2) After the system update, we will upload some additional required smarty templates to your main smarty template folder and some new php pages to your members and tour areas.
(You can them copy them to your other sites for use on other site IDs.)

3) To use the custom pages plugin, go to your plugin area of your CMS admin panel. Located the "Custom pages" plugin and click "Manage"
Custom Pages 1

4) click the "Add a new entry" button.
Custom Pages 2

5) Fill out the fields for each area:
Custom Pages 3

Description of Each Field:
Title:  Title of the pag that will appear in the browsers top title area.
Show Inside Members Area:  Click here if you want this page to show inside the members area
Show Outside Members Area:  Click here if you want this page to show in outside members area(trial area)
Show In Mobile Members Area:   Click here if you want this page to show in the mobile members area. (Mobile addon requiured)
Body: This is where you paste your basic HTML code. All image links/references should use absolute paths.(full URLS to the images already uploaded on your server.) Iframes are supported but should be small enough to fit in your templates.
 
Custom Template:   If you have modified the 'custompages.tpl' smarty file(to remove comments, remove left or right had side nav components, etc) and saved as a new file name, enter that name and location here. (system defaults to the smarty template folder assigned to the site ID. default = smarty0)
Public Custom Template:  If you have modified the 'custompages_outside.tpl' smarty file and saved as a new file name, enter that name and location here. (system defaults to the smarty template folder assigned to the site ID. default = smarty0)

SEO FIELDS:(requires SEO friendly URLS plugin)
Custom SEO URL: if you wish to change the SEO friendly url. THis will be the page name in the URL for your custom page.
Custom SEO Meta Description:  if you wish to create a unique meta description for this page.
Custom SEO Meta Keywords: if you wish to create a unique meta keywords for this page.

Custom Pages 4
Click the "Edit Entry" and your new custom page will be availble via the following URLs.

Members Area:  http:// < your domain name.com >/members/pages.php?id=Test-Page-Title
Tour Area:    http:// < your domain name.com >/tour/pages.php?id=Test-Page-Title

An example would be something like this:
Custom Pages 5

Free Hosting Gallery Tool

Data Fields with CCBill work like this:

If you want to pass an argument called "PA", then create a data variable named "PA"
http://< domain name >/cms_admin/plugins/gallerybuilder/gallerybuilder_inputfields.php

Data fields are the arguments passed along via the Join URL. The CMS edits the URL and makes changes to the fields that are passed along the URL.

If your join URL needs to be something like this:
http://refer.ccbill.com/cgi-bin/clicks.cgi?CA=666666&PA=XXXXXXX&HTML=http://< domain name >/

You can have three fields:
CA: Make this hidden and set the default value to 666666  (This should be replaced by your CCBILL account/ID)
PA: This is the affiliate id portion that is passed from the gal_front area.
HTML: Make this a hidden field and set the default value to http://www.< domain name >.com

Make sure the sort order is set where CA is 0, PA is 1, HTML is 2.

Then, change the join URL to:
http://refer.ccbill.com/cgi-bin/clicks.cgi

Let us know if you have any other questions regarding using the FHG tool with CCBIll instead of NATs.

This document will cover the first steps in getting started with the Elevated X Basic CMS. It also applies to the Pro version.

1) Open your Internet browser(We recommend FireFox) and go to the URL of your CMS Admin area.
(Provided by your host or us in the install complete email)

2) You will first need to read and accept the terms and conditions. Enter your name and position and click the checkbox if you agree to our software license terms and conditions.
Getting Started
3) Next, you will need to create a user for the admin area. Click the "click to repair" link to create a new user
Create User

4) Fill out the fields for the username of your administrator account and click "Save Entry"
Create User 2
5) You'll be asked to log in with the user info you just created.
Login
6) When you login you should see a message that says "PASS: A check of the software returned no errors".
Complete
If there are errors, please contact support for help with the configuration and supply them with any messages shown in red text.

Red text errors are typically hosting related.
Orange text errors are setting conflicts.

How to arrange your content on the server:

The CMS system looks in your members area for a specific folder to find content for your site:

example:     /members/content/upload/

Each set of content you add into the system needs to be contained in a folder called a "set folder". The set folder holds your content and allows you to arrange it into subfolders so the system can read and process your content. (Do not to use odd symbols such as '!,@#$%^&*():;""?><[]\{}| in the file naming of set folders or files. Use _ in place of spaces and keep naming  to A-Z,a-z,0-9). Set this folders permissions to CHMOD 777 after creating/uploading it to your server using your FTP clients' "permissions" or "properties" function, usually located by clicking on the folder and then right clicking.

example:     /members/content/upload/test_content/

TIP:  We always sugest naming your set folder with unique names that help you identify the content on the server. This makes it very handy when you are trying to locate a specific scene on the FTP server. Always include some sort of identifiying date, internal set number, or the names of the talent involved. A good organized site can identify a set of content on the server just by readong the set folder name. Also, do not to use spaces when naming set folders, instead use underscores '_'.

Inside each set folder you should upload your photos(in jpg format) to a subfolder named "photos".
(Do not to use odd symbols such as '!,@#$%^&*():;""?><[]\{}| in the file naming of files or files. Use _ in place of spaces and keep naming  to A-Z,a-z,0-9).(video or photo source files))


example:     /members/content/upload/test_content/photos/


Inside each set folder you should upload your movies(in MP4 format) to a subfolder named either "1080p|720p|480p|360p|240p|144p".
(These numbers refer to the closest height size of your MP4 movie file. If you movie is 480 pixels tall, place the movie inside the folder named 480p.

example:     /members/content/upload/test_content/1080p/filename.mp4
example:     /members/content/upload/test_content/720p/filename.mp4
example:     /members/content/upload/test_content/480p/filename.mp4
example:     /members/content/upload/test_content/360p/filename.mp4
example:     /members/content/upload/test_content/240p/filename.mp4
example:     /members/content/upload/test_content/144p/filename.mp4

(Do not to use odd symbols such as '!,@#$%^&*():;""?><[]\{}| in the file naming of source files.(video or photo source files))


Set the folders permissions to CHMOD 777 after creating/uploading it to your server using your FTP clients "permissions" or "properties" function, usually located by clicking on the folder and then rightt clicking.

Once you have uploaded your content and set the file permissons to chmod 777, you are ready to add the set of content into the CMS.

Basic Version: News
Location Plug-Ins

Configuration:
The news Plug-In configuration includes options for displaying news entries such as the number of news entries to display per page and the number of characters to truncate each news story summary to on the main pages which will be linked to the full article. Putting a zero (0) in the truncate field will result in this being ignored and the full story being displayed. Config options also include date formatting as well as the listing order for news entries.
News Config

Add/Edit:
News items can be scheduled to release on a specific date or number of days if Timed Content Release System is in use. The news editor makes use of built-in HTML support which means you can paste pre-formatted HTML into the text field or make use of the included tag insertion feature to make your news entries more custom and dynamic. FYI - By customizing the Smarty templates, the news feature can easily be used as an internal blog creator.
Add a news story

Remove Content From All Sets
Location - Utilities/Batch Operations

Note - This feature will remove the association between the content and the content sets. NOTE - This does NOT remove content from your server. The common use of this function is to refresh content. This is typically used when correcting mistakes made during the content import process. The database record for the set is stored but the system's memory of the former content is cleared. Checking this will remove the database association between the content set and its content. This is useful if you have changed files or updated content on the server and want to re-add it without having to re-enter other data.

Under Utilities >> Select "Batch Operations":

Select the sets you wish to remove the content files associates with the entry by moving to the right hand side.
Then select the
"Remove content from the sets" checkbox.
remove
Scroll down and select "Process". Wait for the system to complete then you are finished.

 

 

 


UPDATE:  These instructions are for  using Smarty Templates. New PHP templates are responsive and should auto size to whichever screen you are viewing from. You can still set up a dedicated mobile area using these instructions but step 3 you'll use the /phptemplate/ folder instead of the 'smarty' folder and  the include will be PHP_FOLDER= instead of SMARTY_FOLDER=

Setting Up a Mobile Member's Area

(NOTE - This requires purchase of the Mobile add-on and your CMS admin panel to be version 3.1 or later. These instructions assume you already have a mobile site in use that was setup by us. )

Step 1) FTP to your server and create a folder (or access a subdomain like 'm.domain-name.com') you want to use for your mobile member's area.

Step 2) FTP to your server and locate the members folder for one of your existing sites. Copy all of the cms related php files, css file and any other applicable files e.g. images folder, etc. and upload a copy of these files to the location in Step 1 above. Note - php files need to be uploaded in binary mode.

Step 3) Connect to your server via FTP and locate your cms_admin/smarty. Copy one of your existing Smarty mobile folders( e.g 'smarty0_mobile') and assign it a name that matches the site ( e.g 'smarty0_mobile_newsite')

Step 4) Edit the cmsinclude.ini.php file in the new mobile folder and change the line SMARTY_FOLDER= to match the folder name specified in Step 3 above. Make sure the site ID is the correct site ID for this site. It should match the ID contained in the cmsinclude.ini.php of the site's standard member's area.

Step 5) Add a symlink (or have your host add this for you) to symlink the content/ folder on the standard/main member's area of the site that stores the content to the /content folder within your new folder or subdomain. Symlinks are not CMS related so this is not something our support staff can help with.

Step 6) In your admin panel under Utilities, Media Types, edit the Media Types and specify which are mobile compatible and are to be displayed on mobile devices.

Options:

A) You can automatically redirect members that are viewing on a mobile device to your new mobile area by adding the following lines to the 'cmsinclude.ini.php' file of your DESKTOP members area:

REDIRECT_MOBILE="http://m.domain-name.com/members/"

and you can redirect members viewing on a desktop browser to your new mobile area by adding the following lines to the 'cmsinclude.ini.php' file of your MOBILE members area:

REDIRECT_DESKTOP="http://www.domain-name.com/members/"
B) If you are using our defualt templates you can use the same location fgor the mobile and desktop members areas and switch the smarty templates by declaring both areas in the cmsinclude.ini.php file:

SMARTY_FOLDER={name of smarty folder}
MOBILE_SMARTY_FOLDER={name of mobile smarty folder}

Then comment our the MOBILE=0 line by adding ';' before it like this:

;MOBILE=0

Then the Mobile version link will allow the members to swich back and forth between mobile version(using your mobile samrty templates) and the "normal" version (using your desktop smarty templates)

Clip Cutter

What is it:

The clip cutter allows a user to manually cut a source file into multiple parts and stitch the results together into a video. This is useful for creating trailers, or abridged versions of the original video.

Setup:

1) Set up the destination media type under Utilities -> Media Types


In this case, I created a media type called "trailer" with a type of "vids" that isn't visible on any area.

2) Set up Tour (if media type is used on tour)

If these clips are going to be copied and set up on the tour, you're going to need to make sure the Trailer fields are set up for that tour.
Go to Plugins -> Tours and edit the tour.



You'll see examples here of how it's set up for the demo. These fields are in place so that the system knows where to copy the trailer after it's created.

3) Set up transcoding type.
Go to Plugins -> Video Transcoder and set up your media type.
You'll notice that there's a field called "Transcoder Type". You'll want to either set this up to "Manual Clip Cutting Only" or "Automatic and Manual Transcoding" in order to use the clip cutter for this media type.


You'll notice a few things here:
a) Split by is set to "Number of Clips" and "Split by Number of Clips" is set to 1. The system can only create one clip manually at this time.
b) There's still things like "Clip Length" that are set. This is in the event that someone tries to automatically transcode the clip without using the manual cutter.
c) "Copy to" here is blank. This functionality isn't needed because it's being handled by the tour checkboxes below.
d) Preroll and Postroll movie clips are specified here. If you specify them, this just specifies the default values to use on the actual clip cutter page.
e) You'll want to make sure the Tours that you want to use this on are checked. Otherwise, they're not going to show up as options on the clip cutter.

And that's it. It should be set up and ready to go.

Trailer Clip Cutter Usage:

(For Clip Cutter setup, please search for "Trailer Clip Cutter setup")

In order to cut a clip manually, you're going to want to go to Sets and either add or edit an entry:


You'll notice that there's a heading for "Cut Movie Manually" set up on this page. You'll want to make sure any media types you want created by the clip cutter are selected here.

One you click "Edit Entry" and the queue runs, you're brought to a page where the editing can be done:


The page is set up as follows:

Movie Preview Pane: The source movie file can be viewed here by clicking the play button, or clicking on the movie itself.

Add Cutting Point for Video Here: While the movie is played, clicking this button will add either a Start Point or End Point down below at the point of the movie the player is at. This is put in for quick editing (only available for mp4 / flv source files)
Preview Movie: Once cutting is set up, the system will play a rough cut of how the resulting movie will look. Keep in mind, this is a rough cut, so there are no fading effects, and no watermark. Also, the start point of each movie clip will begin at the source keyframe, so the preview won't be exact. (only available or mp4 or flv source files)

Start Points: This is a point where an individual segment will begin.
End Points: This is a point where an individual segment will end.
Fade In: This is the length of time it will take for an individual segment to fade in.
Fade Out: This is the length of time it will take for an individual segment to fade out.
Add More Cutting Points: If there are not enough start points / end points available on this screen, this button will add more.
Delete Cutting Points: This will delete the last cutting point from either the Start Points / End Points. This is similar to "Undo", in that this button makes it easy to delete points set up in the boxes.

Trailer Section:

Watermark Path: If used, the resulting movie will have a watermark display on the bottom right hand of the video. Must be either a PNG file or GIF file (PNG preferred). Note: The watermark will NOT show on the preroll and postroll movie clips - only on the segments selected above.
Preroll Movie Clip: Play a movie clip before the start of the first movie segment. The default file to use is set up under transcoding types. Note: the Preroll clip will not show in preview mode
Postroll Movie Clip: Play a movie clip after the end of the last movie segment. The default file to use is set up under transcoding types. Note: the Postroll clip will not show in preview mode


Tour Section:

If this transcoder type is set up to use tours, these checkboxes control which tour(s) the resulting file is copied to after completion.

In order to setup a limited trial area, just follow the following steps:

1) Copy the members area files and folders(except for the 'content' folder) to your local machine. ***Make sure to use binary transfer mode!
2) Create a new folder named 'trial' parallel to your members area.(at the same path level. '/public_html/members/' and  '/public_html/trial/' are on the same path level.)
3) Upload all the files and folders from your local computer to this new 'trial' folder on the server. (***Make sure to use binary transfer mode!)
4) Then have your host create a symlink in the trial folder:
in 'trial' create a symlink named 'content' that points to '/members/content'
5) Edit the 'cmsinclude.ini.php' file of your new trial area and remove the ';' from in front of the line that says ";TRIAL=1"
save the file and re-upload to the trial area.
6 ) Edit the trial settings for that site to your requirements:  '/cms_admin/plugins/trial/trial.php' . THen click 'Save Entry'

Trial setting
For help with any of the settings, click the ( ? ) link to the right of each area.
Let us know if you have any questions.

Other related Issues:
Trial Content Protection - https://support.elevatedx.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/189/0/trial-content-protection

Nats- https://support.elevatedx.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/164/0/use-limited-trials-with-nats-and-billers

Misc - https://support.elevatedx.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/117/0/trial

What are Media types?

Media types are file patterns in the CMS that control what types of content gets read into the system when you add a set of content. They also control how that content displays in the various areas of your site.

Media types
Each of the above media types determine the names and spelling of subfolder to organize your content so the system can read your files.

Example:    

“720p” - This media type tells the system to look inside each set folder for a subfolder named “720p”. If it finds a folder that it can read(CHMOD 777), it will look inside the folder for a *.mp4 file. If it finds the file it will index this file for this set, as a piece of content that will be available to your members.

Media types detail
The settings determine how to handle this piece of content.

Full Length Movie:

“Yes - Embed for on page Playback“ - This will add this file to the page to be embedded and play on the web page.
“Yes - Show Download Link” - This will show a link to this file for download.
“No” -  This file will not show on the page.
“Not a video file” - This media type is not a video file.

Allow Playback - Yes|No :  This setting applies to both video clips and full length movie files.  If "Yes" the media will show in the "play" table, if "No" it will not.

Allow Download - Yes|No :  This setting applies to both video clips and full length movie files.  If "Yes" the media will show in the "Download" table, if "No" it will not.

Format     Order: Format is the text that will show in the movie watch/download list on the site. This is typically the format of the movie e.g. MP4    Order specifies the listing order of this format in the list. entering 1 for MP4 and 2 for another format will result in MP4 being listed at the top.

Size/Speed:  Size/Speed is the text that will show in the movie watch/download list on the site. This is typically the quality or size of the movie e.g. HD, High, Low, 1280, etc.  Order specifies the listing order of this format in the list. entering 1 for MP4 and 2 for another format will result in MP4 being listed at the top.