Multimedia Add-On Package
The Multimedia Add-On is designed to centralize all your multimedia content and make it easier for readers to find this content.
As you look at your Web site, you’ll see that there’s a Multimedia link in the top navigation bar.Â Clicking on this link will take you to the Multimedia page.Â This page has one featured multimedia presentation (you can control this by assigning a story to the Featured Multimedia category) and the rest of the page populates itself by searching four different categories of your stories for multimedia content.Â You can control which four categories are displayed by clicking on the Theme Options page — you’ll see a section there for Multimedia settings.
Whenever you click on a multimedia link (play button) on any story or page, the multimedia presentation will appear in an overlay box.Â This overlay box is by default sized to 650 pixels wide by 450 pixels tall.Â These dimensions can be changed on the Theme Options page under the Appearances tab in the Multimedia section.Â Your multimedia presentations will be automatically scaled based on the height and width you set for the overlay box.
Types of Multimedia Content
Your Multimedia Add-On package is designed to work with three different types of multimedia content
- NextGen slideshows
- Soundslides slideshows
Adding Multimedia Content
All multimedia content should be added through the predefined custom fields boxes.Â Do NOT place multimedia content in the body of a story.Â Doing so will prevent the multimedia presentation from showing up on the multimedia page or playing in the overlay box.