How to Get the Most Out of Integrated Video Tutorials

How to Get the Most Out of Integrated Video Tutorials

With our integrated videos plugin, you can embed high-quality educational tutorial videos on your site’s frontend and admin!

Video tutorials are a great resource to share insightful information in an organized way for you and your users.

The Integrated Video Tutorials plugin (IVT) functions as a perfect method to improve WordPress skills, onboard new users, and reduce support requests, making it valuable for anyone with access to your site to refer to.

Included are 45+ WordPress training videos which we keep regularly updated, white-label branding, user displays, and more. Plus, you can create and have your own custom training videos, along with even customized playlists.

In this article, you will learn how to get the most out of integrated tutorials. I’ll be going over how to:

  1. Install the Plugin and Explore the Overview of the Videos Dashboard
  2. Quickly Add a Custom Video
  3. Edit and View Videos
  4. Easily Create a Customized Playlist
  5. Adjust Additional Settings

When you’re finished reading, you’ll know the best way to deploy these videos for your WordPress sites and use them to their full potential — in just a few clicks!

1. Install the Plugin and Explore the Overview of the Videos Dashboard

From The Hub dashboard, you can download the integrated videos plugin from the Plugins tab. Once you click on the integrated videos tab, you’ll get the options to Install or Download.

Where you download the integrated videos plugin.
When downloading, there’s also a detailed description of what’s all included.

Choosing to install makes it simple. It will pull-up all of the sites you have in The Hub, and you can install it directly from here and your WordPress dashboard.

Where you install integrated videos on individual sites in The Hub.
Simply click on the website that you’d like to install the video tutorials on.

Once installed, you can get a 360-degree overview of the dashboard. From here, you can view the most recently updated video, playlists, create new videos, and more.

The videos dashboard.
Quickly gain access to your videos from the dashboard.

You can see the total videos you have at the top of the dashboard, the date of the last uploaded video, your most recently updated video, your newly created custom video, and the latest playlist you created.

Top of the videos dashboard.
In this example, you can see there are 49 total videos available.

In the Video section, you can quickly access all of the 45+ videos that come with the plugin, create a custom video, edit the titles, and more.

Where you access videos.
Go to any video to quickly access it.

And finally, in the dashboard, the Playlists area lets you view and edit all of your playlists.

Where you access playlists.
Quickly view all your playlists by clicking on the ‘View All’ button.

It’s fast and easy to organize, access, create playlists and more — right from the dashboard.

2. Quickly Add a Custom Video

Do you need to explain something to your users that aren’t already covered in our videos? Something specific to your brand or your website? No problem! Integrated Video Tutorials lets you add custom videos quickly and easily.

From the Video section of the dashboard, get started by clicking the Add Custom Video button.

Button to add a custom video.
Be on the way to a custom video in one-click.

The Add Custom Video button opens up an area where you’ll select what source your custom video is hosted from. You have the options for Wistia, YouTube, and Vimeo. (Note: More options are coming very soon for Dailymotion, Amazon S3, Google Drive, and more!)

Simply choose what option you have for the video and add the link.

In this example, it’s a YouTube video.

From here, you can change the title and set a customized start & end time. Also, upload a thumbnail image if you’d like.

Where you add a custom video.
Want to change the title? Change it right in the title bar.

After hitting continue, add it to a playlist in a click. A drop-down menu will appear with all of your current playlists options. You can even add it to multiple playlists at one time!

When done, it’ll be all set to go when you hit Publish.

Add a video to as many playlists as you like.

It’s then displayed in the Available Videos.

Where a new video is located.
The newest video shows up on top.

You can access it and edit the custom video at any time.

Next, I’ll show you how to…

3. Edit and View Videos

Quickly access your custom video to edit and view in just a few clicks. You’ll simply go to the Available Videos section, find your video, and access or edit accordingly.

Click on the gear icon next to the video you’d like to gain access to and you’ll get the options to Edit Video, Copy Shortcode, or Delete.

Where you edit, copy shortcode, and delete a video.
A dropdown menu appears with various options.

When you click Edit, you’ll get the options that were discussed earlier for custom videos. You can change the title, start & end time, and upload a thumbnail image.

Add custom a video.
Upload a custom image to go with your video.

For any of the pre-uploaded videos that come with this plugin, you have the option to Edit Title and Copy Shortcode.

Where you edit the title and copy shortcode.
The duration of time for each video is also displayed.

Preview any video by clicking on the video title in the Available Videos section.

Play the video in the preview area at any time.

Ready to publish? Use the Shortcode to embed videos. Add the shortcode to any acceptable area, and you’ll be all set.

An example of shortcode.
An example of using the shortcode on a new post.

It’s as simple as that to access and edit videos!

4. Easily Create a Customized Playlist

Manage, create, delete, and customize playlists from the Playlists area. Playlists are great when you have a specific topic that includes several related areas you would like to cover in separate videos.

This section shows you how many playlists you currently have, recently created playlists, and recently updated playlists.

The playlist area.
The playlist dashboard has everything you need to manage your playlists.

Let’s create a new playlist first. To do that, click on Create Playlist.

The create a playlist button.
The Create Playlist button is on the very top of the page.

It will then prompt you to add a name, description, and – if you want – a thumbnail image.

Where you create a new playlist.
If you don’t upload a thumbnail image, a default one will be used from the first video’s thumbnail.

Once Continue is hit, you can search for videos to add or simply click on the ones you want to include in the playlist. If you want to delete one from the list, you can do that as well in one-click.

Add as many videos as you’d like!

Your playlist will then appear with all of the other playlists you already have.

With any of the playlists, you can click on the gear icon and get the options to:

  • Edit
  • Add videos
  • Add visibility settings
  • Copy shortcode
  • Delete
The gear icon.
The gear icon opens up a lot of options to your playlists.

Editing and adding videos is exactly the same as when they’re created. And if you add Visibility Settings, you can control which user roles (e.g. author) can view the playlist and the default locations for it to display.

The visibility section.
Pick and choose what default locations will show this playlist.

Add a video at any time to a playlist quickly by clicking on the icon next to a video. You’ll then choose what playlist you want to add it to, and you can also add it to multiple playlists by checking the boxes.

Pick any amount of playlists that you’d like by checking the boxes next to each one.

And just like that, you have a customized playlist for your video tutorials.

5. Adjust Additional Settings

You can adjust additional settings for your tutorials in the Settings area in the admin. This is so you can determine how your videos should display in the admin area of your website.

In the Display Settings section, you can enable a tutorials tab in the WordPress admin sidebar in the Tutorials Tab area in one-click

Determine the location of the videos page in the admin menu. You can pick to display all the videos under the WordPress Dashboard menu item, or you can have it be a top-level menu item.

Plus, you can set the menu title that will be displayed as your tutorial videos menu in the WordPress admin sidebar.

The display area.
In this example, the WP Admin sidebar will show ‘Video Tutorials’ as the tab.

The Help Videos area is where you can enable the option to have videos appear in the Contextual Help boxes. It’s based on how you set your visibility settings for your playlists.

Where you add videos to contextual help area.
Add videos to the Contextual Help area in one-click.

Do you want someone else to have admin access to edit playlists and videos? You can configure permissions in the Permissions area.

Simply choose which user roles can have access.

The permissions area.
If you just want the administrator to have access, just check that box — and that’s it!

Once you change the settings, you can always adjust them at any time.

Closing Credits

As we close the credits on this post, you can see how using our integrated video tutorials is quick, easy, and beneficial. And since we already have you stocked up with over 45 useful videos to begin with, you can implement them right away!

For more information, be sure to check out our documentation. And keep tabs on what’s coming up next in our Roadmap.

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