easytube v2.1.6 - documentation

Introduction

Welcome to the easytube wordpress theme documentation, by mytubepress.com. Use the menu to left side to navigate quickly through the documentation.

If you're having an issue with the theme and can't find the answer here, then please send us an email or feel free to post your question through our support forums: http://mytubepress.com/forums and we will try to answer you as quick as possible.

Please read the documentation carefully before sending a support request. The chance you could find the answer here is big and would save you a lot of time!

Installation

Extract the zipped package downloaded from customer account page to your desktop, in the extracted package you will find easytube folder which is the wordpress theme.

You can install the theme in two different ways:

  • FTP Extract easytubee.zip file and upload the extracted folder to /wp-content/themes/ folder on your server.

  • WordPress Navigate to Apperance -> Add New Themes -> Upload page. Select easytube.zip file. Press the Install Now button to upload and install the theme.

After uploading the theme, you have to activate it. Navigate to Appearence -> Themes page to activate the theme.

Menu

Easytube supports 6 locations for custom WordPress menus - Main Navigation Menu, General Footer Menu (Visible on Desktop), General Footer Links (Visible on Mobile), Bottom Footer 1. Menu (Desktop), Bottom Footer 2. Menu (Desktop), Bottom Footer 3. Menu (Desktop).

To setup the menus, navigate to Apperance -> Menus page. Enter a name for your menu and add links to the menu by using the options given on the left sidebar. You can manage your menus using the drag and drop functionality. After setting up your menu, select the menu you just created from the theme locations dropdown box and hit the "Save" button.

TIP: Read more about the WordPress Menus: WordPress Menu User Guide

Install Plugins

Easytube in our live demostration comes bundled with 5 plugins.

  • Advanced Custom Fields Adds custom fields to the video custom post type.

  • Advanced Custom Fields: Gallery FieldGallery for ACF, $25 AUD values.

  • Content Reporter Plugin Adds a flag button with a form under each post content.

  • BuddyPress Gives you the functionality to add a mini social network.

  • Menu Icons Allows you to add icons for each menu ittem.

Once you activate easytube you will get a notification, click the "Begin Installing Plugins" and install and activate all the required plugins.

Setup Buddypress

  • Step 1 Install and activate buddypress plugin.

  • Step 2 Go to Settings -> Buddypress section

  • Step 3 Enable/disable features from the buddypress settings page.

Setup Widgets

Go to Appearance > Widgets, we have created 7 sidebars to manage and show your widgets on specific pages.

  • How to put a widget on a sidebar

    • Find the widget and drag it to the sidebar area.

Taxonomy thumbnails

With easytube you can either add an image for each taxonomy item like channel, category and performer (Will be resized by aq_resizer function).

Shortcode

  • [upload] display the submit video form, allow the user submit the video at Frontend.

    You can also include/exclude the category in the form by cat_exclude, cat_include option.
    Example [upload cat_exclude="1,2"], 1,2 is Video Category ID.

    The cat_include option will ignore cat_exclude.

    Another options:
    • vcategory: on/off: display/hide the Category field, "on" is default.
    • vtag: on/off: display/hide the Tag field, "on" is default
    • cat_orderby: order by "name" by default.
    • cat_order: order "DESC" by default.

Sources & Credits

We have used the following opensource projects or other files as listed.