Support » Plugin: Vimeotheque - Vimeo video importer WordPress plugin » Cannot import showcase so can’t get started

  • Resolved tokyoprogressive5

    (@tokyoprogressive5)


    Hi. I am thing¥king of switching from Vimeography to yours. But not successful. I did the initial setup with the vimeo app.

    GOAL I want to add a showcase so i did not choose add videos but import content.
    Then ID XXXXXX
    Then showcase YYYYYY, Default order–LOAD FEED

    Videos imported as draft.
    I switch to PUBLISHED and click import again.

    And then what? I don’t see a post where these are supposed to go.

    Here is some data. I am not sure if I need the pro version or not (do you have lazy loading, etc.) But I just need to see my showcase…… I can’t find any instructions except the initial setup. THANKS

    ### WordPress info ###

    WP URL: https://www.paularenson.org
    Site address: https://www.paularenson.org
    Vimeotheque version: 2.1.5
    WordPress version: 5.8
    WordPress memory limit: 40M
    WordPress debug mode: No
    Language: en_US
    WordPress multisite: No

    ### Server information ###

    Server: LiteSpeed
    PHP version: 7.4.21
    PHP post max size: 500M
    PHP time limit: 360
    PHP max input vars: 4000
    PHP default timezone: UTC
    PHP cURL: Yes`

    PS I sent to your contact help address but am not sure if I should do here first. (Might have sent twice by mistake—sorry). Thank you!!!!

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Author CodeFlavors

    (@codeflavors)

    Hi,

    Vimeotheque, without the PRO add-on, can query and import only public videos or showcases. This means that under the “Privacy” option (in your showcase edit screen on Vimeo) you must select “Anyone”.

    Next, you must get your correct user ID from Vimeo, more details about this can be found here: https://docs.vimeotheque.com/how-to-get-your-vimeo-username/

    Third, you must get the showcase ID from Vimeo. More details can be found here: https://docs.vimeotheque.com/how-to-get-the-vimeo-showcase-id/

    To resume, here are the steps you must take if you want to import a showcase from Vimeo using Vimeotheque without the PRO add-on:

    1. Make sure your showcase has privacy option set to “Anyone”;
    2. Retrieve your Vimeo username from Vimeo (https://docs.vimeotheque.com/how-to-get-your-vimeo-username/)
    3. Get the showcase ID (https://docs.vimeotheque.com/how-to-get-the-vimeo-showcase-id/); please note that the user ID retrieved above must be the owner of the showcase on Vimeo;
    4. Go to Vimeotheque page “Import videos” and choose as Feed type option Showcase/Album and enter your Vimeo user ID and the showcase ID into the appropriate fields.

    This should be all, let me know if you have any other questions.

    Plugin Author CodeFlavors

    (@codeflavors)

    I just realized your question was more complex. Please find the answers below:

    1. Videos imported as draft.

    The rules followed by the imported content from Vimeo can be found in plugin Settings page under tab “Import options”. In here, you can set up the post status for the imported video posts which is by default set to “Draft”. Here are more details: https://docs.vimeotheque.com/bulk-importers-options/ (you shold change options listed as 1 into the docs)

    2. I switch to PUBLISHED and click import again.

    I assume you switched the imported posts to “Published”. This makes the video posts public which means it is visible for your website visitors. If you imported again, nothing happened because Vimeotheque doesn’t create duplicate posts. This means that when you imported again, Vimeotheque simply skipped all posts that were already imported from your showcase.

    3. And then what? I don’t see a post where these are supposed to go.

    Vimeotheque (the base, free version) imports videos as custom post type “vimeo-video”. In your admin area, the video posts are listed under “Videos/All videos”, which is the menu for this custom post type.

    In your front-end, unlike regular post type “post” which is displayed into your Blog page or home page (depending on your setup), the custom post type must be added to menus in your website.

    To display links to these posts in your front-end, you must add the category taxonomies and/or links to videos into your website menus. See this for more details: https://docs.vimeotheque.com/how-to-add-custom-post-type-to-wordpress-menus/

    Once you add them to menus you will have links to the video post type categories and videos. You can also customize your theme to display the videos in custom templates (requires some programming knowledge): https://docs.vimeotheque.com/how-to-customize-a-wp-theme-to-work-with-vimeotheque/

    While you can do a lot with the free version, the PRO add-on comes with the following extra functionality (more is included but not listed below):

    1. The ability to import videos as regular post type. This means that video posts will be displayed into your blog page without the need to add anything to custom menus or create custom templates for your theme;
    2. You will be able to import private items (videos, showcases, folders) from your Vimeo account;
    3. Compatibility with Elementor templates for easier customization of your front-end;
    4. Automatic imports and updaters for already imported posts;
    5. Access to the PRO add-ons.

    Hope this helps, let me know if you have any questions.

    Thread Starter tokyoprogressive5

    (@tokyoprogressive5)

    Thank you very much. I almost understand. About the custom menus, I am not using any menus on my website. So this means with the free version I must use them? If so, maybe the paid version is best?

    Thanks!

    Thread Starter tokyoprogressive5

    (@tokyoprogressive5)

    Hi Constantin…. I decided to buy the Pro version for a single site. Now it works. I sent an email via your website because I couldn’t find a pro forum, and as you guessed, I am the same person. I cannot recall the exact questions but let me try.

    1) I thought I could import a showcase directly to a page (I am using blocks right now but I could switch to classic). So far it seems only separate posts to a page or post.

    2) So I tried this way: Automatic and nothing happened, but now I am getting a message PLAYLIST US TRIP can be imported in 00:21. Nothing happened. I clicked UPDATE now but nothing happened. The message re@eated itself about Playlist can be updated in 00:21….
    I put that on pause and tried another way–>

    3) Import Videos by default order. (replace featured image–I don’t have any featured image. Then SELECT EACH ONE and they are added.

    PROBLEM ONE–> IT just adds a list of posts with one video each. I realize I can now create a showcase on a page but each time I import this way i just get a lot of posts and it is hard to see the new ones.

    4) Anyway, I now go to pages and create a sample page Vimeotheque test

    Add video Playlist block and select videos. Ok–> Success.
    https://www.paularenson.org/vimeothequeeque/

    PROBLEM TWO–> Hmmm, even though I had lazy loading and colors checked, nothing shows up on this page.

    PROBLEM THREE…The order was supposed to be default but somehow the very bottom video on Vimeo is the very top one here. The others are in the right order.

    PROBLEM FOUR I wonder if there are other formats like sliders, or is the only option a list? Hmmm I see this here now but I can’t find it. Maybe I have to install an add on?
    https://vimeotheque.com/how-to-make-wordpress-video-gallery/

    Now I want to see if there is a way to directly add a showcase.

    4) OK, I found it/ Playlist embed.
    https://docs.vimeotheque.com/playlist-embed/

    So classic editor…. and vimeo shortcode generator and ok

    https://www.paularenson.org/vimeotheque-2/

    So not so different from the block. Not really just pasting the showcase but first importing.

    NOTE–> I did see an option for other styles here like carousel but not in blocks.

    And it seems I have to add a free plugin for more styles/

    Ok, I will stop as I am getting confused. Almost there.

    Thanks!

    Plugin Author CodeFlavors

    (@codeflavors)

    Hi,

    Pro support is offered via private ticket system which is available from your CodeFlavors account at this address: https://account.codeflavors.com/tickets/

    Since you’re addressing question referring to the PRO add-on I suggest you open support tickets at the address above. I will answer your questions here but please close this thread and ask your questions via the PRO support ticket system, simply because my answers won’t be relevant for users of basic version.

    1) I thought I could import a showcase directly to a page (I am using blocks right now but I could switch to classic). So far it seems only separate posts to a page or post.

    Vimeotheque doesn’t embed lists of videos from Vimeo into posts as other plugins do. Instead, it imports the videos as WordPress posts which can be used as single entities into your website; this allows for better SEO and, depending on your project, you can create lessons or private content for your membership website.

    It implements 3 blocks: a video position block, which is the actual video embed made into the post for each video post, a video embed block, which allows you to embed a certain video post previously created by Vimeotheque into any post or page from your website and third, a playlist block which allows you to embed lists of video posts already imported by Vimeotheque into any of your posts or pages.

    The blocks are described here” https://docs.vimeotheque.com/category/block-editor/

    A video showing the playlist block in action can be viewed here: https://docs.vimeotheque.com/video/playlist-block-editor/

    2) So I tried this way: Automatic and nothing happened, but now I am getting a message PLAYLIST US TRIP can be imported in 00:21. Nothing happened. I clicked UPDATE now but nothing happened. The message re@eated itself about Playlist can be updated in 00:21….
    I put that on pause and tried another way–>

    Some aspects that need explaining about the automatic imports:

    a. The imports are triggered by your website visitors; this means that you must either click the “Update” button under automatic import to trigger the imports OR someone must visit your website which in turn will trigger the import to run in background.

    b> If video from the list were already imported, the plugin will skip them, otherwise, they will be imported. Of great help to debug any issues with imports is the debug add-on: https://docs.vimeotheque.com/debug-add-on/

    I suggest you install and activate it in order to understand why nothing happens when you run the importer.

    3) Import Videos by default order. (replace featured image–I don’t have any featured image. Then SELECT EACH ONE and they are added.

    PROBLEM ONE–> IT just adds a list of posts with one video each. I realize I can now create a showcase on a page but each time I import this way i just get a lot of posts and it is hard to see the new ones.

    Again, Vimeotheque doesn’t work like other plugins, it creates a WordPress post for each video. Its purpose is to help you create content on your website that you can use, for example, in membership plugins or lesson plugins.

    One way to categorize the videos is by using categories when doing the import and next, use those categories in playlists that you display on your website.

    `4) Anyway, I now go to pages and create a sample page Vimeotheque test

    Add video Playlist block and select videos. Ok–> Success.
    https://www.paularenson.org/vimeothequeeque/

    PROBLEM TWO–> Hmmm, even though I had lazy loading and colors checked, nothing shows up on this page.

    Lazy loading works only when embedding a single video. The playlist block needs the video player loaded so it can change the video when the navigation is clicked.

    PROBLEM THREE…The order was supposed to be default but somehow the very bottom video on Vimeo is the very top one here. The others are in the right order.

    Results are returned by the Vimeo API; I can’t say why this happens unless I can test and determine the issue. For example, another user had a problem with the video publishing date which was showing something in his Vimeo account and when queried using the API, Vimeo was returning a different date.

    PROBLEM FOUR I wonder if there are other formats like sliders, or is the only option a list? Hmmm I see this here now but I can’t find it. Maybe I have to install an add on?
    https://vimeotheque.com/how-to-make-wordpress-video-gallery/

    There are 3 formats for now: Default, Wall and Carousel. Please see this: https://docs.vimeotheque.com/playlist-block/ and this: https://docs.vimeotheque.com/video/playlist-block-editor/

    Now I want to see if there is a way to directly add a showcase.

    In your initial post you mentioned you’re coming from Vimeography. Vimeotheque does things differently, it doesn’t work like Vimeography.

    One thing you could try to quickly add a showcase is to use categories:

    1. In WordPress, create a new category under “Videos”;
    2. Import some videos and put them into the category you created at step 1 (you can assign the category when you make the import)
    3. Add the playlist block to a page or post;
    4. When choosing the video posts that should go into the playlist, instead of choosing them individually, choose to show from the category you created at step 1. To do this, when you open the modal window to choose the videos that should go into the playlist, go directly to tab “Selected” and from the categories list on the right choose the category that you want to display.
    5. Next, whenever you add new videos to the category, Vimeotheque will display them into the playlist block you set to show from that category.

    Thread Starter tokyoprogressive5

    (@tokyoprogressive5)

    Thanks. I will now use https://account.codeflavors.com/tickets/

    Wonderful response and am glad I chose this plugin!!!

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