Support » Plugin: Video Gallery by Huzzaz » Pretty good but lacking some information and features

  • Edit: my major concerns (like the playlist not importing videos in the correct order for large playlists) have been fixed.

    The documentation is a bit lacking and there are some missing features I would like.

    Creating a playlist isn’t too straightforward. I assumed you would create one by clicking the + at the top or by creating an empty collection and there would be an option in there to import the playlist. Unfortunately the option to import a youtube playlist is hidden under the dropdown menu in the top right (your name). The feature to import a playlist also doesn’t work correctly for larger playlists (see two paragraphs below)

    Another issue I’ve had is that I wish I can get all of the latest uploads, or at least the latest 5-10 videos that were uploaded by a user from youtube. Would this be at all possible to do automatically? I wouldn’t want to go into a “newly uploaded” collection and manually add and remove videos.

    Will it automatically update the collection created from a playlist when new videos are added to the playlist on youtube?

    An absolute must for me. A list view of the collection and the ability to change the location of a video by typing in a number. For whatever reason it seems to add the videos in a weird order (I have a playlist with 115 videos, the first 15 videos are counting down from number 15 to 1, then after 1 it shows the newest uploaded video (number 115, then 114, 113, etc…)). Not sure if it does this with all playlists or after 100 videos are reached but slowly dragging the 15 videos to the correct place is very tedious. Have a little input box in a corner of the video thumbnail where you can type in where you want to place that video or some other way of quickly being able to reorganize. It seems to add videos randomly in some way, take a look at this collection as an example: http://huzzaz.com/collection/john-rambo-presents-the-show and the youtube playlist here to show that the videos are in fact in order: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD33B0E548BB504F4
    It’s a mess trying to organize large playlists in the proper order.

    Some control over how many videos per row or how many columns would be great. I’ve ran into some problems with certain themes where it’s far too narrow (like the wordpress 2014 one) due to only showing 3 videos per row.

    Lastly, one feature I would absolutely love is if you can add multiple collections to one page (if this is not already implemented, again, not too sure since there is a lack of information on the website). I’m not entirely sure what the best way to go about this would be from a development standpoint but I’m thinking create columns of videos from each collection. Click on a video and it would play it above the columns in a larger player.

    If these things are resolved and added, easily five stars. This has a lot of potential and I hope my comments and rating isn’t taken too harshly.

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  • Plugin Author deshine

    (@deshine)

    Thanks for the honest feedback Seraphyx. We appreciate it and will only use it to help get us better 🙂

    Sorry for the current lack in documentation. We will be coming out with videos, screencasts, updated docs, and FAQs soon to help everyone get started with Huzzaz and show off all the features we have to offer.

    We fixed the bug that causes the larger playlists (over 50 videos) to not maintain the correct order. Try removing your collection and importing the playlist again. It should import it in the correct order now. If not, let us know by using the feedback button on Huzzaz. We will definitely look in to allowing users to manually input the order to help with managing larger collections in future updates.

    We are currently working on new layouts for our Huzzaz gallery and may soon add options for controlling the number of videos per column. You can check out the new layouts here, http://huzzazpro.tumblr.com/

    We may make them free for a limited time so be on the lookout.

    Currently, it is possible to embed multiple collections on a page by using more than 1 shortcode on the page. If you only want to show 1 gallery at a time, you could use them with a widget that enables tabs.

    Hope that helps and if you have any more feedback or questions. Feel free to email us anytime!

    Happy Holidays!

    Thank you for the quick response!

    The playlist now seems to upload in the correct order so all is good. If I have any additional feedback or suggestions I’ll be sure to let you know.

    Bumping up the rating to 5 stars as a show of good faith and confidence in you guys.

    Cheers and happy holidays to you all as well.

    Plugin Author deshine

    (@deshine)

    Thanks! We really appreciate it!

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