WP Video Lightbox
[resolved] Help for a newbie please (2 posts)

  1. Mike410
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I am a complete beginner with wordpress and html.
    I recently purchased a creative portfolio theme that I have discovered doesnt support having video in a portfolio of images. You either have to have a portfolio of images or one of video, not both together, which I think is ridiculous as all portfolio sites allow video to be in a project that includes images.

    Anyway I downloaded this WP Video lightbox plugin but dont know how to use it, even with the guide!

    I have a video on youtube I want to add into one of my portfolios.

    In the wordpress dashboard when I go to Portfolio/ edit portfolio - do I paste the code into the text box? Anything I place into this text box shows up in the sidebar of my page beside my images. So where would the video show up?

    The guide instructions say:

    Embedding YouTube Video
    You can embed a vimeo video using the following shortcode in a WordPress post or
    [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=XX width=640 height=480 anchor=YY]
    Replace “XX” with the actual video id and “YY” with the Anchor Text. You can use an
    image as your anchor too.

    What is the Anchor text and where do I find it? How do I anchor to an image?

    Thanks for your help!



  2. wpecommerce
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, anchor text is the clickable text in a link. You can learn more about it here:


    Basically it is the visible text on your site which once clicked will open the YouTube video in lightbox. For example:

    [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=XX width=640 height=480 anchor=Click here]

    You can also specify an image instead of text. For example:

    [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=XX width=640 height=480 anchor=http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/test.jpg]

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