video and post together as custom post type? (3 posts)

  1. lee718
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am trying to display a video (vimeo) and would like a description which will be lengthy to be on the right side of the video. I have tried doing this as a custom post type and the video displays and plays fine but the problem is text is underneath and I can't target it with css to get it to float to the side. I am pretty sure this is because both video and text are "content" in the post and I can't target them separately.

    Does anyone know of a way of inserting a video and post together as custom post type? Or if I have to use a plugin what is a good one for showing descriptions to the right of the video. I have tried a bunch and they haven't done it.


  2. rocketman7k
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, but there are a lot of things to consider.
    You can accomplish this through custom fields.
    Insert the video through a custom field, keep the description as the content.

    Since you are using a CPT, you will want to create a single-(post-type-name).php and or and archive-(post-type-name).php. In those files you will then insert code to display the custom fields.
    You can wrap your code in CSS and control it from there.

    There is a simpler way, but it may not suit your needs, you could wrap the vimeo link and the description in DIV tags and style the tags.

  3. lee718
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had tried the custom fields before and it didn't working using "video" for key and the vimeo id only for the value. That seems logical. BUT I had forgotten to create the archive and single pages so maybe that is the issue.

    Thanks, I'll let you know how it goes.

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